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Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Cotton a no-show at tomato festival

More than a dozen statewide candidates noshed on tomato-laden dishes, waved from parade cars or frantically shoveled tomatoes into their mouths during an eating contest at the 58th annual Pink Tomato Festival in Bradley County last weekend -- an event some Arkansas political scientists deem the kickoff of the state's general election season.

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