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ASA HUTCHINSON (R)

Hutchinson, a former Homeland Security undersecretary, was unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: Dec. 3, 1950; Gravette, Ark.
  • Family: Married (Susan); four children.
  • Education: University of Arkansas, J.D., 1975; Bob Jones University, B.S., 1972.
  • Professional career: Partner, Venable LLP, 2005-06; undersecretary for border and transportation security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2003-05; administrator, Drug Enforcement Agency, 2001-03; chairman, state Republican Party, 1990-95; U.S. attorney for Western District of Arkansas, 1982-85.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: U.S. House, 1997-2001.

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MIKE BEEBE (D)

Beebe, the state's attorney general, was unopposed in the primary.

  • Born: Dec. 28, 1946; Amagon, Ark.
  • Family: Married (Ginger); three children.
  • Education: University of Arkansas, J.D., 1972; Arkansas State University, B.A., 1968.
  • Professional career: Partner, Lightle, Beebe, Raney, Bell & Simpson, 1972-2002.
  • Military career: Army Reserves, 1968-74.
  • Previous elective office: Attorney general, 2003-present; state Senate, 1983-2003.

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