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Democrats face runoff in East Arkansas congressional race

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic primary voters in Arkansas' 1st Congressional District will have to cast ballots again on June 8 to determine the party's nominee for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Marion Berry. A runoff on that date will pit state Sen. Tim Wooldridge against Chad Causey, Berry's former chief of staff.

None of the six candidates for the party's nomination received a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's primary, requiring the runoff to select the nominee.

With just over half of precincts reporting, Wooldridge had 38% of the vote, while Causey had 26%.

In addition to Wooldridge and Causey, candidates in the Democratic primary were state Rep. David Cook of Williford; state Sen. Steve Bryles of Blytheville; and two men from Mountain Home - businessman Ben Ponder and orthopedic surgeon Terry Green.

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