John Boozman" src="http://atr.rollcall.com/wp-content/uploads/boozman_089_012715-445x296.jpg" alt="" width="445" height="296" /> Boozman is seeking re-election in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Arkansas is emerging from a swift political power transfer, with Sen. John Boozman suddenly finding himself the new dean of an all-Republican congressional delegation.
Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett wrote, just before the new year, that 2014 was the year “old Arkansas died.” Republicans won the governorship and the six other statewide constitutional offices, they expanded their majorities in the state legislature and, for the first time, the GOP captured each of the state’s six seats in Congress — the last being that of Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, who received just 39 percent of the vote. Full story