Trump’s weakest displaying as soon as once more got here within the 2nd District within the central a part of the state, however his 53-44 victory right here additionally wasn’t a lot completely different from his 52-44 displaying in 2016. Nationwide Democrats focused Republican Rep. French Hill on this Little Rock-area seat, however Hill fended off Democratic state Sen. Joyce Elliott 55-45. In the meantime, Trump took greater than 60% of the vote within the different three congressional districts.
Arkansas final elected a Democratic congressman in 2010, when veteran Rep. Mike Ross prevailed over weak opposition within the 4th District. Democrats, who then managed state authorities, made a half-hearted try to guard Ross within the ensuing spherical of redistricting, however Republicans simply flipped his southern Arkansas seat after Ross as a substitute determined to retire.
Republicans have held a 4-Zero majority beneath this Democratic-drawn map ever since, and since the GOP will management redistricting for the primary time subsequent 12 months, it is very more likely to maintain onto all the delegation for a very long time to come back.