AR Gov. Hutchinson Wins Primary Against Owner Of ‘Muslim Free’ Gun Range

AR Gov. Hutchinson Wins Primary Against Owner Of ‘Muslim Free’ Gun Range

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson defeated a gun range owner who had challenged him from the right in the state’s Republican primary Tuesday, while a state legislator promoted by national Democrats as their best chance to flip a Little Rock-area district was poised to win his party’s nomination without a runoff. Tuesday marks the first statewide election using a state law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The Arkansas Supreme Court earlier this month ruled the state can enforce the revived voter ID law, despite a judge finding the measure unconstitutional. The election is the first step in Democrats’ hopes to end their shutout in predominantly GOP Arkansas. Republicans control all of the state’s federal offices and its statewide partisan offices, as well as a majority in both chambers of the Legislature. The GOP has held the 2nd District seat since 2011. Here are the top races at stake as voters head to the polls: DEMOCRATIC HOUSE HOPES Rep. Clarke Tucker, who national Democrats touted as the party’s best chance to reclaim the 2nd Congressional District, took a commanding lead in the four-person primary for the district covering Little Rock and seven central Arkansas counties. The seat is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill. Tucker has outpaced his rivals in the race in fundraising and has been running ads talking about his battle with cancer. He’s running against two schoolteachers — Paul Spencer and Gwen Combs — and Jonathan Dunkley, the director of operations […]

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