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Arkansas to open filing period for elections

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The 2014 election season officially begins Monday as the filing period opens in Arkansas for this year's contests.

Each of the state's seven constitutional offices is on the ballot this year, along with all 100 House seats, half the state Senate, Arkansas' four U.S. House seats and one U.S. Senate seat. The governor's race is at the top of the ticket, with incumbent Gov. Mike Beebe term-limited and unable to run for re-election.

Democrat Mike Ross and Republicans Asa Hutchinson and Curtis Coleman are expected to formally enter the governor's race. The other top race is this year is for the U.S. Senate, where U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Filing opens at the state Capitol on Monday at noon and runs through March 3.

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