AG hopefuls make final case before runoff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Little Rocks lawyers vying for the Republican Party's nomination for attorney general are sparring on the eve of Tuesday's primary runoff election over who has the best credentials to follow through on a promise to fight the federal government.

Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling both expressed confidence on Monday that they'd emerge as the party's nominee in the runoff, the only statewide race on the ballot Tuesday. Both are running on similar platforms to use the office to challenge the federal government.

The secretary of state's office predicts 3 or 4 percent of the state's 1.6 million registered voters will cast ballots in the primary. The election also features a GOP runoff for a north Arkansas state Senate seat that has focused on the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

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