LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A day after Arkansas 2012 primary, Arkansas Business publisher Jeff Hankins joined us on "THV This Morning" to break down the results.
He looked at the 4th Congressional District first. He discussed how Tom Cotton winning the Republican primary wasn't a huge surprise because he raised about $1.1 million for his campaign. Hankins noted that Cotton and his opponent, Beth Ann Rankin, both did well in their home counties. Hankins said he is expected to be the favorite candidate in the 4th Congressional District race no matter who he faces. On the Democratic side, Gene Jeffress and Q. Byrum Hurst will be in a runoff. Hankins noted neither of them spent a lot of money on their campaigns.
Hankins called the Democratic 1st Congressional District race the surprise of the night. Scott Ellington and Clark Hall will be in a run off on June 12 for this seat, but Hankins noted Hall outspent Ellington by about $200,000.
He also broke down some interesting numbers about the Democratic Presidential primary.
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