CAMDEN, Ark. (KTHV) - In District 4, longtime state legislator Gene Jeffress beat Hot Springs lawyer Q. Byrum Hurst with sixty-one percent of the vote.
"We're excited, it's been a great night," says Jeffress. "Let me add, Mr. Hurst as well, he's been a gentleman and I do appreciate the race that he's run and his supporters, I appreciate them as well."
Jeffress will now face Dardanelle Republican Tom Cotton in November.
He says while he knows Cotton has an advantage on him with monetary donations - he knows what voters want.
"This election is not about buying it were gonna see people because that's who's gonna vote for us."
Jefress says his campaign has only spent about $38,000 while Cotton has more than a million.
Mr. Hurst released a statement following the election results.
"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."