Filing period kicks off at Capitol for Arkansas candidates

Feb 22, 2018

Outside of the gates of the Arkansas Governor's mansion in Little Rock.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - This year's campaigns for state and federal offices in Arkansas is officially kicking off as hundreds of candidates will be filing paperwork to make their candidacies official during the next week.

The one-week filing period for this year's election begins Thursday at noon at the state Capitol. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to file paperwork for his re-election bid on Thursday afternoon.

This year's election includes the governor's race and the other six constitutional offices, as well as all four U.S. House seats. Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson is fending off a challenge from David Sterling, the top attorney for the Department of Human Services.

All 100 state House seats and 17 Senate seats will also be up in this year's election.