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Nasty fights mark Ark. legislative primaries

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A series of high-profile and high-dollar legislative primaries in Arkansas are providing all the drama and vitriol that this year's congressional matchups are missing in Tuesday's election.

The heated races include a pair of Republican lawmakers who have been swapping insults, with mailers claiming one supports spending state money on a time machine and a website painting the other as a tax-hiking liberal. In central Arkansas, a Little Rock legislator quit her job over legal questions and is suggesting her Democratic rival is being used by Republicans who want to get back at her.

Voters on Tuesday will cast ballots in 22 contested House and 11 contested Senate primaries around the state. Candidates running in those races say the intensity is unlike anything they've ever seen before.

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