June 2, 2010 Edition

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Run-offs set for Tuesday

Gretchen Hunt

A runoff in the Democratic Primary Election will be held Tuesday to decide two local races and determine the Democratic candidates for five state and federal offices.

The runoff election is being held in races where there were multiple candidates and no candidate garnered more than 50 percent of the vote. The top two vote getters for each office are on the runoff ballot.

In local races, Dale Freeman and JR Rogers are vying for Lawrence County Judge, and Jody Dotson and Glen Smith are the run-off candidates for Lawrence County Sheriff.

In the race for the Democratic nomination for State Representative for District 73, the run-off is between Ronald Cavenaugh and James Ratliff. The winner will face Chad Moseley in November.

U.S. Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln and Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter are seeking the Senate seat held by Lincoln. The winning Democratic candidate will face Congressman John Boozman in the General Election.

The Democratic run-off for the seat for U.S. Congress District 1 is between Tim Wooldridge and Chad Causey. The Republican candidate for the office is Rick Crawford.

Secretary of State candidates in the run-off are County Clerk Pat O'Brien and Mark Wilcox. The winner will face Mark Martin in November.

Representative Monty Davenport and LJ Bryant are candidates for Commissioner of State Lands. John Thurston received the Republican nomination for this office.

County Clerk Tina Stowers said registered voters who cast Democratic ballots in the primary or did not vote in the primary are eligible to vote in the runoff. Those who cast Republican ballots in the primary cannot vote in the Democratic run-off.

Early voting began Tuesday and will continue through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with no Saturday voting. On Election Day, polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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