- On the issue of large scale hog farms, Ross voiced support of the need for this type of farm in Arkansas and claimed Hutchinson has said there's no need for it.
- Both candidates talked of the importance of education in Arkansas. Ross touted the benefits of vocational and technical programs while Hutchinson put the emphasis on computer science.
- Ross supports the Private Option and claimed Hutchinson still has no stance. Hutchinson said he feels a "responsibility to state and budget."
- At one point, Hutchinson joked to the crowd "Are we having fun yet?" after things in the forum got a little heated.
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