Boozman fending off primary challenge in Arkansas

Boozman fending off primary challenge in Arkansas

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six years after unseating a two-term Democratic incumbent, Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman faces a long-shot challenge in Arkansas' March 1 primary from a rival who's questioning his conservative credentials.

Boozman faces North Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman in the March 1 primary. The winner advances to the November general election against Democrat Conner Eldridge and Libertarian nominee Frank Gilbert.

Coleman is trailing Boozman in fundraising and the incumbent lawmaker has the backing of prominent conservative groups like the National Right to Life Committee and the National Rifle Association. But Coleman is trying to paint the former congressman as a moderate.

Boozman dismisses that criticism and says his record shows he's a conservative.

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