LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The winners of Tuesday's primary runoffs for a pair of Arkansas congressional seats face vastly different challenges as Democrats try to prevent a Republican takeover of the state's four congressional districts this fall.
Prosecutor Scott Ellington won the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District in east Arkansas, while state Sen. Gene Jeffress won the Democratic runoff for south Arkansas' 4th Congressional District.
Republicans hold three of the state's four congressional seats, with the state's only Democratic congressman not seeking re-election this year. Both of Tuesday's winners overcame similar challenges by beating better-funded and establishment-backed rivals. And both say they plan to focus their attention immediately on their Republican rivals.
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