At the beginning of the decade one could be a Democrat in Arkansas and stand a good chance of winning a statewide office or Congressional seat. At the end of the decade, well, not so much.
And while Republicans met with much success during the decade, a majority of legislators caught up in fraud, campaign violations and other serious ethical breaches would be Republicans. Following are what we thought were the top five political events and stories of the decade.
1: 2014 political shift moves GOP to control Legislature, Constitutional and Congressional offices
Led by resounding victories at the top of the ticket, Republicans made unprecedented gains at the federal, state and local levels beginning in November 2014. The GOP not only held onto those gains but would solidify political positions down the ballot.
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