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A former U.S. Senate candidate's silence on why he dropped out is making a Democratic presence in the Arkansas race unlikely. Democrat Josh Mahony announced via Twitter on Nov. 12 he was withdrawing from the race against Republican incumbent Sen. Tom Cotton.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., could likely run for a second term without having to face a Democratic challenger, but officials with the state Democratic Party disagree, which could lead to a legal challenge.

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On Nov. 12, residents of Cave Springs in Benton County will decide on a temporary sales tax and bond issues aimed at improving basic infrastructure and facilities to manage the town's growing population. Early voting starts Nov. 5.


Throughout November, Ozarks at Large is participating in the Purple Project for Democracy, a nonpartisan campaign that explores civics, government and public service. Today we speak with Jennifer Price, director of elections for Washington County, about accepted forms of identification.

The candidate filing period in Arkansas opened at noon Monday and lasts through early next week.