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UPDATE:

Republican Breanne Davis has won her party's nomination for a state Senate seat, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff election.

With all precincts reporting, Davis had 4,264 votes while her opponent, Robert Bailey, had 3,451.

Davis will face Democrat Teresa Gallegos in May to serve the balance of the late Sen. Greg Sandridge's term, which expires January 2021.

The seat covers Newton and Pope counties plus parts of Boone, Carroll and Van Buren counties.

Both Davis and Bailey are from Russellville. Davis is an account executive at an analytics firm, while Bailey is a retired machinist from Entergy Arkansas' Nuclear One plant.

EARLIER:

RUSSELLVILLE — Republican voters in the Russellville area have returned to the polls to select their party's nominee for a state Senate seat.

Breanne Davis and Robert Bailey failed to win a majority during a special primary Feb. 13. Davis picked up 43 percent of the vote while Bailey had 41 percent. Luke Heffley had 15 percent and failed to make Tuesday's runoff.

The winner will vie with Democrat Teresa Gallegos in May to serve the balance of the late Sen. Greg Sandridge's term, which expires January 2021.

Both Davis and Bailey are from Russellville. Davis is an account executive at an analytics firm, while Bailey is a retired machinist from Entergy Arkansas' Nuclear One plant.

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The seat covers Newton and Pope counties plus parts of Boone, Carroll and Van Buren counties.

Check back with Arkansas Online for updates on this developing story and read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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  • 1961Feegis
    March 14, 2018 at 8:39 a.m.

    Bob Bailey's campaign was negative right from the start. He claimed to be the political outsider but used every slimy tactic used by politicians to claim a seat at the capital. I was on the fence until I began comparing junk mail from both candidates and he never addressed what he would do once elected, only unflattering pictures of and comments about his opponent. He charted out the "big money" connections of Ms. Davis but failed to mention his own. He may have been a decent guy in his private life with his buddies, but like a divorce, the ugly came out in his campaign. Now Bob, get out and collect your big obnoxious campaign signs and enjoy your life of not being in politics.

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