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Dems get more heated in east Ark. House race

 

LONOKE, Ark. (AP) - After a cordial start where they focused more on the Republican congressman they hope to unseat - the two Democrats running for Congress in eastern Arkansas are now focusing increasingly on each other as they near Tuesday's runoff.

Prosecutor Scott Ellington and state Rep. Clark Hall have been trading attacks in the final days of the campaign for the party's nomination in the 1st Congressional District.

Hall has targeted Ellington's role in the deal that freed the West Memphis Three and Ellington questioning Hall's votes on legislation he says would help the children of military veterans.
Ellington presents himself as a fresh face in Arkansas politics while Hall says his experience in elected office is an asset.

The winner will face Republican Congressman Rick Crawford in November.

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