Capitol View: Can Democrats Win Gubernatorial Race?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The 2018 midterm campaigns are heating up, and the governor's race will be the biggest one on the statewide ballot in 2018.

Challengers are facing an uphill battle against Asa Hutchinson, who polls show has strong approval ratings.

But Arkansas Democrats say they won't go down without a fight.

This week, candidate Jared Henderson met with former Democratic Governor Mike Beebe who gave him some advice for his campaign.

"What he reminded me is that it's only been a few elections since Democrats were winning regularly here", said democratic governor candidate Jared Henderson. "The victory in Alabama recently, it's been a generation since Alabama elected a Democrat to statewide office. That is not the case in Little Rock. There are a lot of folks here - I would say a very strong majority of people - that will vote next November have voted for Democrats. But they've got to meet that person, they've got to connect with him on a personal level, and they've also got to hear some ideas that speak to the times and their needs".

Plus, you'll get to hear Drew Petrimoulx's extended interview with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton.

Capitol View airs Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on KARK-TV directly before NBC's Meet the Press. It is hosted by Jessi Turnure.

You can watch this week's full episode above.


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