Arkansas Election Results 2012: Tom Cotton beats Gene Jeffress; Romney cruises
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Mitt Romney was expected to cruise to victory here and he did, according to the Associated Press.
Republicans gained a House seat here with the victory of Tom Cotton over state Sen. Gene Jeffress (D) in the largely rural 4th District.
The seat is being vacated by Rep. Mike Ross (D), who decided not to run for reelection after redistricting left him facing a more conservative electorate.
Cotton, a Harvard Law School graduate and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, is seen as star material by fellow Republicans. He was dubbed “future Congressman Awesome” by the Daily Caller, a conservative news Web site.
The AP also projected reelection for the state’s three Republican incumbents, painting Arkansas a solid red.
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