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Hutchinson, Ross Square off in North Arkansas Forums

The candidates for governor discuss the issues in Springdale and Eureka Springs.
SPRINGDALE, AR (KNWA) - Some Arkansas voters got a chance today to hear more from two candidates running for governor.

The first stop in North Arkansas today for Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross was at a forum in Springdale.

Here's just a quick glimpse of what was discussed:
  • On the issue of large scale hog farms, Ross voiced support of the need for this type of farm in Arkansas and claimed Hutchinson has said there's no need for it.
  • Both candidates talked of the importance of education in Arkansas. Ross touted the benefits of vocational and technical programs while Hutchinson put the emphasis on computer science.
  • Ross supports the Private Option and claimed Hutchinson still has no stance. Hutchinson said he feels a "responsibility to state and budget."
  • At one point, Hutchinson joked to the crowd "Are we having fun yet?" after things in the forum got a little heated.
The next stop for Hutchinson and Ross was scheduled to be Eureka Springs for a similar forum later this afternoon.
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