Although several run-off elections remain, the match-ups this fall for control of the Arkansas House and Senate are coming into focus after Tuesday's primaries.
In the House of Representatives, 4 Democratic run-offs will take place on June 12. The 4 elections will take place in Lincoln, Mississippi, Pulaski, and Union counties.
Just one Democratic run-off election remains on the Senate side in District 26. Rep. Eddie Cheatham (D-Crossett) and former Rep. Gregg Reep (D-Warren) are vying for the Democratic nomination in that southeast Arkansas district. The winner faces Republican Mike Akin in November.
There are no Republican legislative run-off elections.
The run-offs slated in south Arkansas could impact the Democratic Congressional run-off in the Fourth District. Those legislative run-off races are in areas centered in or near Senate districts long held by Congressional candidate Sen. Gene Jeffress (D-Louann) or his brothe
r, Sen. Jimmy Jeffress (D-Crossett).
Jeffress led the ticket on Tuesday and faces Hot Springs attorney Q. Byrum Hurst on June 12 in the Fourth District Democratic Congressional run-off election.
Talk Business has pulled together spreadsheets of the run-off and general election match-ups for a quick view of the legislative landscape.
There will be 16 general election contested Senate seats. Fifty House seats will be contested this fall between Republicans, Democrats and Green Party candidates.