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Bitter campaigns mark Arkansas primary runoff

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Increasingly bitter Republican campaigns for attorney general and the state Senate are coming to an end Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in Arkansas' primary runoff election. Both races feature critics of President Barack Obama being cast by rivals as his closest allies.

Light turnout was expected in Tuesday's election, with the only statewide matchup being the Republican contest for attorney general between Little Rock lawyers Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling. The winner will face Democratic state Rep. Nate Steel and Libertarian nominee Aaron Cash.

The election also features a GOP runoff for a north Arkansas state Senate seat that has focused on Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion. It pits state Rep. John Burris, an architect of the "private option," against Scott Flippo, who has vowed to push for its defunding.

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