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Burkhalter goes after Griffin with attack ad

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat John Burkhalter went on the offensive Thursday in the lieutenant governor’s race, launching a new television ad that labels Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin as a career politician with a record of votes that hurt Arkansas workers.

Ross, Hutchinson spar over support for seniors

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for governor Mike Ross said in a news conference Thursday that he fought to protect Social Security as a congressman and accused Republican opponent Asa Hutchinson of trying to dismantle it, a charge Hutchinson dismissed as an attempt to scare older voters.