Candidates win primary runoff elections in Arkansas to advance to November election

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June 15, 2012

Arkansas

By Geoff Pallay

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas: On Tuesday, voters in Arkansas went to the polls to decide on several runoff races. The initial primary had been held on May 22, 2012, but seven races required a runoff because no winner received the required number of votes. All seven runoffs were between Democratic candidates.

In three of the races, the winner will not face any major party opposition in November, virtually guaranteeing them election to public office. Here are the results of the runoffs.[1]

Congress

State Senate

State House

Members of the U.S. House from Arkansas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 0
     Republican Party 3 4
Total 4 4
Arkansas State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 20 14
     Republican Party 15 21
Total 35 35


Arkansas House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 54 49
     Republican Party 46 51
Total 100 100


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