Arkansas News
06 Nov

Arkansas News

Three more presidential candidates file to run in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The number of presidential candidates who have filed paperwork to appear on Arkansas’ March 1 primary ballot grew to 15 Friday.

The campaigns of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham filed Friday for spots on the Republican ballot, while San Diego businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente filed to appear on the Democratic ballot.

Other presidential hopefuls who have filed this week include Republicans Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Chris Christie and Democrats Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and James Valentine.

Also filing paperwork at the state Capitol on Friday was U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, seeking re-election as 3rd District congressman. Libertarian Nathan LaFrance of Bella Vista filed earlier in the week to challenge Womack.

Circuit Judge Dan Kemp of Mountain View filed Friday for the position of chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson filed earlier in the week for the position, which is held now by a gubernatorial appointee, Howard Brill, who cannot seek re-election. Former Chief Justice Jim Hannah resigned earlier this year because of health problems.

The week-long filing period will end Monday at noon.

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