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story.lead_photo.caption Candidates and supporters gather in the Arkansas Capitol to file for election. - Photo by Brandon Riddle

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This year's campaigns for state and federal offices in Arkansas are officially open as hundreds of candidates are at the Capitol to begin filing paperwork to make their candidacies official during the next week.

The one-week filing period for this year's election began at noon. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to file paperwork for his re-election bid on Thursday afternoon. Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan, who is filing for reelection, was first in line.

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[2018 FILINGS: Full list of candidates who have filed to run for state, federal offices]

This year's election includes the governor's and treasurer's races and the other five constitutional offices, as well as all four U.S. House seats. Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson is fending off a challenge from David Sterling, the top attorney for the Department of Human Services.

All 100 state House seats and 17 Senate seats will also be up in this year's election.

— The Associated Press

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