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Latest update : 2008-08-19

Arkansas is known as the home state of the Clintons - Bill Clinton was the state's governor, and Hillary Clinton did well in the state's primary. But will Arkansans vote for Barack Obama in November?

Arkansas may be best known in US political terms as the land of the Clintons, but that doesn’t mean it will definitely vote Democratic in the upcoming US elections. For November 2008, Arkansas is being seen as a swing state.

 

Though Democrats have fared well in local Arkansas elections, some locals believe this phenomenon may not extend to their choice of president.

 

The Clinton legacy still looms large in Arkansas; Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas before ascending to the presidency, and Hillary Clinton trounced Democratic rival Barack Obama during the 2008 primaries.

 

But again, the Arkansan love affair with the Clintons does not necessarily translate into Democratic leanings. Some locals believe that Arkansans’ traditional Christian values may make this upcoming election a tough choice.

 

Watch Gallagher Fenwick's report by clicking the video above.

Date created : 2008-08-19

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