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05/20/2014 08:53 pm ET

Arkansas Primary Results: Asa Hutchinson, Mike Ross Win Gubernatorial Nominations

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Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross have won their respective primaries in Arkansas' gubernatorial race, the Associated Press reports.

On the GOP side, Hutchinson, a former congressman and Drug Enforcement Agency administrator who previously ran for governor in 2006, bested businessman Curtis Coleman. Ross, also a former congressman, defeated Dr. Lynette Bryant.

Earlier Tuesday, the Associated Press offered details on this week's gubernatorial contests:

In Arkansas, voters select candidates to replace the term-limited Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, with two former congressmen — Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson — the best known candidates. Four Democrats are seeking the nomination to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, seen as one of the nation's most vulnerable Republican governors.

In Georgia, incumbent GOP Gov. Nathan Deal has two opponents, while state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of the former president, is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Two-term incumbent Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter faces state Sen. Russ Fulcher in the GOP primary.

HuffPost Pollster, which combines the latest opinion polls tracked in the race, shows Hutchinson leading Ross by about four points:

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