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Candidates to begin filing to run in Arkansas’ 2020 election

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hundreds of candidates for state and federal office are expected to begin filing to run in Arkansas’ 2020 election. The filing pe...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hundreds of candidates for stateand federal office are expected to begin filing to run in Arkansas’ 2020election.

The filing period for office in Arkansas is set to begin atnoon Monday at the state Capitol, with candidates for nonpartisan and judicialoffices to begin filing at 3 p.m. The filing period end at noon Nov. 12.

Arkansas’ primary will be held on March 3. Aside from thepresidential race, the election will be highlighted by Republican U.S. Sen. TomCotton’s bid for a second term. Democrat Josh Mahony has announced he willchallenge the incumbent lawmaker.

All four of Arkansas’ Republican U.S. House members areseeking re-election next year.

Republicans also hold majorities in the state House andSenate.