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Arkansas Secretary of State election, 2010

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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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Statewide elections, 2010
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State Executive Official news headlines
The Arkansas Secretary of State election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Democrat Charlie Daniels was prevented from running for a third term in office by state term-limit laws, and four candidates vied for his seat.

In the Democratic primary election on May 18, Pulaski County Clerk Pat O'Brien beat out Commissioner of State Lands Mark Wilcox and Sebastian County Clerk Doris Tate, but did not capture the requisite majority of the vote to clinch his spot on the November ballot. The results forced a primary runoff election between O'Brien and Wilcox, and though O'Brien won 61.58% of the vote and the endorsement of the Democratic party, he fell to Republican State Repsesentative Mark Martin, who was unopposed in the primary contest.

Race tracker

Ballotpedia declared the race for Arkansas' new Secretary of State to be a toss-up.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Arkansas Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
August 2010 Toss-up
Overall Call Toss-up

General election

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Mark Martin 51.3%
     Democratic Party Pat O'Brien 48.7%
Total Votes 764,591

Endorsements

Mark Martin

  • Can-Do Conservatives of America[2]
  • Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkasas[3]
  • National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)[4]

Pat O'Brien

Finances

According to the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office, as of October 25, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Mark Martin Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 1 - 30, 2010[7] October 15, 2010 $44,619.35 $16,763.00 $0.00 $0.00 $20,667.73 $40,714.62
August 1 - 31, 2010[8] September 15, 2010 $28,404.28 $17,512.50 $0.00 $0.00 $1,397.43 $44,619.35
July 1 - 31, 2010[9] August 16, 2010 $18,660.91 $10,748.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,004.63 $28,404.28
May 19 - June 30, 2010[10] July 15, 2010 $14,765.91 $3,950.00 $0.00 $0.00 $55.00 $18,660.91
May 1 - 18, 2010[11] May 19, 2010 $9,275.12 $3,065.00 $0.00 $0.00 $74.21 $12,265.91
April 1 - 30, 2010[12] May 19, 2010 $6,061.74 $3,496.80 $0.00 $0.00 $283.42 $9,275.12
March 1 - 31, 2010[13] April 14, 2010 $8,999.47 $5,850.00 $0.00 $0.00 $8,787.73 $6,061.74
February 1 - 28, 2010[14] March 15, 2010 $6,160.67 $3,290.00 $364.26 $0.00 $451.20 $8,999.47
January 1 - 31, 2010[15] February 12, 2010 $5,735.67 $850.00 $0.00 $0.00 $425.00 $6,160.67
Pat O'Brien Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
September 1 - 30, 2010[16] October 15, 2010 $87,436.05 $94,482.25 $0.00 $56,600.00 $161,702.60 $76,815.70
August 1 - 31, 2010[17] September 16, 2010 $11,986.14 $76,240.00 $0.00 $5,000.00 $5,790.09 $87,436.05
July 1 - 31, 2010[18] August 16, 2010 $6,081.89 $11,300.00 $325.00 $0.00 $5,395.05 $11,986.14
June 1 - 30, 2010[19] July 15, 2010 $2,009.60 $4,565.62 $0.00 $0.00 $4,515.88 $2,059.34

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 Secretary of State elections

Mason-Dixon Polls

Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc., an independent polling firm and the nation's most active state polling organization, most recently surveyed 625 likely voters from across Arkansas between October 15 and 19, 2010. The polling data shows Republican State Representative Mark Martin with a slim three percentage point lead over his Democratic opponent, Pat O'Brien. The outcome of this race may ultimately hinge on whether popularity for Governor Mike Beebe will trickle down to lower ticket contests like the Secretary of State race or if the anti-incumbent fervor against United States Senator Blanche Lincoln will help pull in voters for Republican candidates.

Mason-Dixon Poll - October 15 - 19, 2010[20]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Mark Martin (R) 42%
Pat O'Brien (D) 39%
Undecided 19%
Total voters 625
Mason-Dixon Poll - September 12 - 14, 2010[21]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Mark Martin (R) 45%
Pat O'Brien (D) 34%
Undecided 21%
Total voters 625

May 18, 2010 primaries

See also: Arkansas gubernatorial election, 2010; Arkansas Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Electoral results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary[25]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Pat O'Brien (D) 48.9%[26]
Mark Wilcox (D) 34.6%
Doris Tate (D) 16.6%
Total votes 305,216

Finances

According to the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office, as of May 11, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Pat O'Brien Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - May 8, 2010[27] May 11, 2010 $159,922.51 $58,113.24 $990.93 $30,000.00 $225,281.87 $22,536.77
March 1 - March 31, 2010[28] April 14, 2010 $129,359.88 $48,892.00 $1,950.64 $0.00 $18,329.37 $159,922.51
February 1 - February 28, 2010[29] March 12, 2010 $118,708.84 $20,495.00 $625.00 $0.00 $9,843.96 $129,359.88
January 1 - January 31, 2010[30] February 12, 2010 $108,338.55 $18,270.00 $650.00 $0.00 $7,899.71 $118,708.84
October 1 - December 31, 2009[31] January 14, 2010 $90,746.99 $38,200.00 $3,851.00 $10,000.00 $30,608.44 $108,338.55
July 1 - September 30, 2009[32] October 13, 2009 $70,039.18 $46,645.00 $3,562.50 $0.00 $25,937.19 $90,746.99
April 1 - June 30, 2009[33] July 13, 2009 $0.00 $117,501.04 $1,350.00 $0.00 $47,461.86 $70,039.18
Doris M. Tate Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - May 6, 2010[34] May 7, 2010 $2,582.53 $5,815.00 $435.00 $0.00 $7,021.17 $1,376.36
March 1 - March 31, 2010[35] April 12, 2010 $9,348.37 $1,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,965.84 $2,582.53
February 1 - February 28, 2010[36] March 15, 2010 $9,574.24 $500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $725.87 $9,348.37
January 1 - January 31, 2010[37] February 10, 2010 $4,499.20 $5,575.00 $2,317.62 $0.00 $499.96 $9,574.24
December 1 - December 31, 2009[38] January 15, 2010 $4,970.82 $250.00 $0.00 $0.00 $721.62 $4,499.20
November 1 - November 30, 2009[39] December 15, 2009 $6,384.06 $400.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,813.24 $4,970.82
October 1 - October 31, 2009[40] November 16, 2009 $5,731.03 $1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $346.97 $6,384.06
September 16 - September 30, 2009[41] October 13, 2009 $5,633.53 $600.00 $0.00 $0.00 $502.50 $5,731.03
August 16 - September 15, 2009[42] September 15, 2009 $4,070.76 $2,700.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,137.23 $5,633.53
July 15 - August 15, 2009[43] August 14, 2009 $2,265.00 $2,350.00 $0.00 $0.00 $544.24 $4,070.76
July 1 - July 15, 2009[44] July 15, 2009 $2,825.00 $2,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 $560.00 $2,265.00
Mark Wilcox Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 1 - May 8, 2010[45] May 11, 2010 $36,444.50 $14,592.00 $667.27 $0.00 $32,087.65 $18,972.14
March 1 - March 31, 2010[46] April 15, 2010 $46,867.03 $6,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,747.41 $36,444.50
February 1 - February 28, 2010[47] March 15, 2010 $45,337.46 $10,550.00 $34.39 $0.00 $9,051.14 $46,867.03
January 1 - January 31, 2010[48] February 12, 2010 $46,553.46 $20,013.00 $34.39 $0.00 $5,275.88 $45,337.46
October 1 - December 31, 2009[49] January 15, 2010 $30,521.58 $20,013.00 $34.39 $0.00 $4,059.88 $46,553.46
July 1 - September 30, 2009[50] October 19, 2009 $14,451.54 $17,435.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $1,388.02 $30,521.58
April 1 - June 30, 2009[51] July 15, 2009 $14,483.46 $1,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,231.92 $14,451.54

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Electoral results

June 8, 2010 primary runoff

Electoral results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary Runoff[53]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Pat O'Brien (D) 62.3%
Mark Wilcox (D) 37.4%
Total votes 225,242

Finances

According to the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office, as of June 1, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Pat O'Brien Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
May 19 - May 29, 2010[54] June 1, 2010 $2,000.00 $77,164.52 $17.80 $49,900.00 $86,726.38 $42,338.14
Mark Wilcox Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [6] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
May 19 - May 29, 2010[55] June 1, 2010 $18,972.14 $9,825.00 $40.80 $0.00 $12,832.96 $15,974.60

See also

External links

Arkansas

General Election candidates

Former candidates

References

  1. Arkansas Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
  2. Can-Do Conservatives of America - Endorsements
  3. Bryant Daily, "Huckabee endorses Milligan" 21 Sept. 2010
  4. The Tolbert Report, "Beebe Earns Endorsement and Higher Rating than Keet from NRA" 3 Oct. 2010
  5. Arkansas Times, "AFL-CIO endorsements" 24 Aug. 2010
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  7. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin September 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  8. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin August 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  9. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin July 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  10. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin June 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  11. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin Final Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  12. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin April 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  13. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin March 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  14. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin February 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  15. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Martin January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  16. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien September 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  17. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien August 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  18. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien July 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  19. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien June 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  20. Arkansas News, "Poll: Races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state virtual dead heats" 21 Oct. 2010
  21. Arkansas News, "Poll: Beebe leads Keet by 21 points" 16 Sept. 2010
  22. Times Record Online, "Clerk Seeks Statewide Office" 18 June, 2009
  23. The Cabin, "Wilcox announces bid for secretary of state" 17 June, 2009
  24. Arkansas Times, "Three-way for Capitol job" 16 June, 2009
  25. Arkansas Secretary of State - 2006 Democratic Primary Election Results
  26. Even though Pat O'Brien received the most votes, he failed to receive over fifty percent of those votes required by Arkansas state law. A runoff election between the top two vote recipients, therefore, was required to decide who went on to the general election.
  27. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien 10-Day Pre-election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  28. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien March 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  29. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien February 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  30. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  31. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien Fourth Quarter 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  32. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien Third Quarter 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  33. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien Second Quarter 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  34. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate 10-Day Pre-election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  35. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate March 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  36. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate February 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  37. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  38. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate December 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  39. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate November 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  40. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate October 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  41. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate September 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  42. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate August/September 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  43. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate July/August 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  44. Arkansas Department of State - Doris Tate July 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  45. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox 10-Day Pre-election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  46. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox March 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  47. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox February 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  48. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox January 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  49. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox Fourth Quarter 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  50. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox Third Quarter 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  51. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox Second Quarter 2009 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  52. Arkansas News, "Martin to run for secretary of state" 7 Jan. 2010
  53. Arkansas Secretary of State - 2010 Democratic Primary Runoff Election Results
  54. Arkansas Department of State - Pat O'Brien 10-Day Pre-election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  55. Arkansas Department of State - Mark Wilcox 10-Day Pre-election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary