Filing Day Opens With Flurry Of Activity


Seasoned political veterans and first-time filers packed the state Capitol rotunda Thursday on the first day of the 2018 filing period.

When Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin gaveled in the start of filing at high noon, scores of candidates and hundreds of their supporters snaked through tables arranged for the orderly processing of party filing fees, registration, and headshot photographs of each person running for federal, statewide, district and legislative offices.

John Brummett, columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Talk Business & Politics contributor, has been covering the filing process since his early days as a cub political reporter in 1980. It’s still an event that stirs anticipation.   MORE

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