The election filing season opened at noon today at the Capitol and a parade of familiar incumbents, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson, passed through the rotunda.
Too early to tell if Democratic recruitment efforts will produce a broader effort to close the huge Republican edge in the legislature than in recent years, but a contingent of new
Alan Hughes, president of the Arkansas State AFL-CIO, filed as a Democrat to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Lori Rushing of Hot Springs. He lives in Bismarck.
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Filing continues through March 1.