LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Candidates for congressional seats in east and south Arkansas say they're confident they can win their parties' nominations outright but are also preparing for the possibility that divided voters could send the races into a three-week runoff campaign.
Three Republicans and three Democrats seeking their party nominations in the 4th district in south Arkansas made their final appeals to voters on Monday, the last day before the state's primary election.
Three Democrats are also running for the chance to challenge freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford in east Arkansas' 1st District.
The 4th district is the state's only Democrat-held congressional seat, but incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Ross is not seeking a seventh term and Republicans believe they have a strong chance of winning the district this fall.
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