Photo Courtesy of THV's Max Seigle at Jeffress' watch party
Photo Courtesy THV's John Young.// Scott Ellington at runoff watch party
Photo Courtesy THV's Dustin Wilson of Hurst runoff watch party
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Highlighting today's runoff vote are competitive democratic and republican races in eastern and southern Arkansas. Today's THV has a team of reporters out across Arkansas to bring you the very latest of Campaign 2012.
THV's Max Seigle was covering the runoff in Camden with latest from District 4's Gene Jeffress, while THV's Dustin Wilson was in Hot Springs to hear from his democratic opponent Q. Byrum Hurst.
Just before 10:00 p.m., Hurst announced that he'll concede Jeffress, and that he'll support him in his fight against republican Tom Cotton.
Hurst says, "First and foremost, I want to thank my family, friends and neighbors for their tremendous support in this campaign. Now more than ever, it is clear that this district deserves a Democrat committed to building on the track record of Mike Ross, and I am committed to working with State Senator Gene Jeffress to ensure we can Arkansas forward."
THV's Lisa Hutson was with Clark Hall out of District 1, while THV's Daniel Wilkerson was covering the runoff in Jonesboro tonight with Hall's democratic opponent, Scott Ellington.
Results came in just before 11:00 p.m. for District 1, showing that Scott Ellington won the runoff 51 percent to 49 percent. He beat Clark Hall with 10,053 votes to 9,794 votes.