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Rep. Steve Womack wins re-election in NW Arkansas

Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has won re-election in northwest Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has won re-election in northwest Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District.

The incumbent held onto the seat in Tuesday's election after defeating Green Party challenger Rebekah Kennedy and Libertarian candidate David Pangrac.

Womack was widely expected to win after Democrat Ken Aden dropped out of the race this summer amid questions about his military record.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported military records and statements from officials contradicted Aden's claim that he was a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier.

Womack is a former Rogers mayor and retired colonel with decades of service with the Army National Guard. He beat out a former assistant city attorney in Fayetteville to win the 2010 election after then-U.S. Rep. John Boozman announced plans to run for the U.S Senate.

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