By ANDREW DeMILLO
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Democratic race for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas features a state legislator touted by the party's congressional campaign as its best chance to reclaim the Republican-held district and three candidates who are trying to run to his left, especially on health care.
State Rep. Clarke Tucker has outpaced the field in fundraising for the May 22 Democratic primary to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District. Tucker is running against two schoolteachers and activists - Paul Spencer and Gwen Combs - and Jonathan Dunkley, the director of operations for the University of Arkansas' Clinton School of Public Service.
If no one wins a majority of the vote, the top two candidates will face off in a June 19 primary.