October 28 2014
The Arkansas Supreme Court has now ruled that the state minimum wage increase will be on the ballot – but with 7 days until the election, millionaire banker French Hill is still refusing to endorse any increase to the minimum wage.
October 24 2014
"If French Hill cares about prosperity for everyone, he has a strange way of showing it. He has a long record of protecting his own interests -- but what about hardworking people who go to work every day -- many to two or more jobs -- but can barely make ends meet?"
October 23 2014
Shady out-of-state groups have rushed into Arkansas to prop up French Hill’s flailing campaign and try to smear Mayor Patrick Henry Hays’ 24-year record of cutting waste and creating jobs. But it wasn’t so long ago that Hill was praising that very same record – in fact, Hill went as far as presenting an award to Mayor Hays for his outstanding service improving the quality of life in North Little Rock.
October 22 2014
Today, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report became the latest forecaster to move their ranking of Arkansas' Second Congressional District in Mayor Patrick Henry Hays' direction, joining the Rothenberg Political Report in changing their rating from "Leans Republican" to "Toss Up."
October 21 2014
Mayor Hays says, "The key to being able to enjoy life for our senior community is the protection of Social Security and Medicare...We'll protect [these benefits], and we'll continue to ensure that they're in place and long-lasting for generations to come."
October 20 2014
A new Talk Business poll out this morning shows that Mayor Patrick Henry Hays has moved ahead of his opponent, French Hill, in Arkansas' Second Congressional District -- with Hays leading Hill by a margin of 46% to 41.5%. In their last poll, Talk Business had registered a 1-point lead for Hill. The new poll comes just days after the Rothenberg Political Report, a nonpartisan elections forecaster, moved its rating of the Second District race in Mayor Hays' direction.
October 16 2014
Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays and Arkansas Veteran Carlos Cervantes held a press conference today in front of City Hall on the one-year anniversary of the end of the Government Shutdown of 2013, which inspired Mayor Hays to run for Congress to bring the Arkansas values he practiced in City Hall back to Washington.
October 13 2014
It's been a bad week for French Hill's self-interested, out of touch campaign.
October 13 2014
"Former Mayor Patrick Henry Hays won today's debate because he laid out the contrast in this race. Mayor Hays earned a reputation as one of the best mayors in America by balancing twenty-four budgets, cutting waste and unnecessary regulations, and working with the business community to create jobs – and his approach to bringing people together to get results is exactly what’s missing in Washington."
October 09 2014
The spot highlights how Mayor Hays cut wasteful spending through commonsense solutions, like putting all of North Little Rock's city services into one building -- an approach that allowed him to balance 24 budgets, cut the city’s debt in half, and invest in job creation. Now, Mayor Hays is running to bring those same values to Washington, where politicians are wasting billions on unused properties, underused airports, and generating Facebook "likes."
October 08 2014
Rove’s smears couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, just this week President Bill Clinton praised former Mayor Hays’ fiscally conservative record, stating Mayor Hays “became one of the most highly regarded mayors – not just in Arkansas, but in the United States, because he balanced 24 budgets [and] he cut the size of the government.”
June 12 2014
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays spoke to the Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus annual conference today at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock about his campaign for Congress and his plans to boost private sector job growth and support small business expansion. He also made firm commitments to protect Social Security and Medicare, and strongly endorsed the referendum to raise the Arkansas minimum wage to $8.50 per hour.
June 10 2014
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Today former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays signed his name to a referendum petition to raise the Arkansas Minimum Wage to $8.50 an hour.
May 21 2014
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Today Mayor Patrick Henry Hays, a retired Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, issued the following statement calling for President Obama to demand the immediate resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
May 20 2014
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Tonight Mayor Patrick Henry Hays announced that when elected, he will reject 6 wasteful, taxpayer funded perks abused by members of Congress, and issued the following statement calling on French Hill to do the same.
May 16 2014
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays spoke to the Political Animals Club today in Little Rock about his campaign for Congress and his plans to tackle the deficit and foster economic growth. He also made firm commitments to do away with special congressional perks. Throughout his speech, Hays stressed the need to get Congress to work together to solve problems, the way the City of North Little Rock did in his twenty-four years as Mayor.
April 28 2014
NORTH LITTLE ROCK--Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays issued the following statement regarding the coordinated relief efforts to help those affected by last night's devastating tornadoes.
April 11 2014
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The congressional campaign of former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays announced today that it raised over $350,000 in the first quarter of 2014 and out-raised banker French Hill's campaign by $50,000, according to a Hill campaign press release.
February 24 2014
Former NLR Mayor Patrick Henry Hays kept it short and sweet today — even turning over a big minute-glass to start the time — in announcing his bid for the Democratic nomination for 2nd District Congress, a decision he said was clinched by "16 days in October" that were a "travesty."
"Democratic crime is crime and Republican garbage is garbage," Hays said, and it's time for Congress to act in concert and in a non-partisan way to solve problems that affect people's lives. If he had his way, Hays said, he'd send the nation's mayors and city councils to Washington, D.C., and get things cleared up. "We're going to carry local government solutions" to D.C., he said; those solutions would not be Republican or Democratic but American. The first thing he's going to do when he's in ...