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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The three Republicans running for Arkansas attorney general each say they will fight what they call the federal government's "overreach" on issues ranging from health care to the environment.

Patricia Nation, Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling meet in the May 20 GOP primary with the top two vote getters heading into a June 10 runoff if none receives more than 50 percent of the vote. The winner will face Democratic state Rep. Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash in the November election.

Nation, Rutledge and Sterling have also made gun rights a part of their campaigns and say they disagree with an opinion by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel that a new state law did not legalize the open carry of handguns.

McDaniel is prohibited by term limits from seeking re-election.

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