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10:57 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Party Candidates For Arkansas Senate Seat To Be Decided

Voting got underway Tuesday in northeast Arkansas in the race for a state Senate seat. Two Republicans and two Democrats are facing off to decide party choices for the January 14th election.

Dan Sullivan and John Cooper are vying for the GOP nomination.  Radius Baker and Steve Rockwell are running for the Democratic nomination.

According to numbers provided by Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday, 2, 278 people took advantage of early voting.   1, 067 were Democrats and just over 1,200 were Republican.

Voting continues until 7:30 p.m Tuesday. 

State Senate District 21 covers all of Jonesboro and most of Craighead County.

Whoever wins the seat will replace former State Senator Paul Bookout of Jonesboro, who resigned over ethics violations on how campaign funds were reportedly used for personal items.