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Filing Period For 2020 Arkansas Political Candidates To Get Underway

Arkansas Capitol
Michael Hibblen

Over the next week we’ll learn who will be running for political office in Arkansas during the 2020 elections. The candidate filing period begins Monday at 12 p.m. in the state Capitol Rotunda, running through Tuesday of next week.

Among the races to be decided next year are all four of the state's representatives in the U.S. House, as well as Sen. Tom Cotton’s seat. In the Arkansas legislature, 17 seats in the Senate will be decided along with all 100 members of the House.

Hal Bass, a political science professor at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, spoke with KUAR News about the political climate in the state at this point. You can hear the interview above.