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2 seeking GOP nomination for congressional seat

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The two Republicans running for a south Arkansas congressional seat are campaigning on a promise to repeal the federal health care overhaul if elected, but have tangled over who has the best credentials to fight a law they both deride as "Obamacare."

Tommy Moll and state Rep. Bruce Westerman are seeking the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District, which stretches across southern and parts of western Arkansas. The winner in the May 20 primary will face Democrat James Lee Witt and Libertarian Ken Hamilton. The two are hoping to replace incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor this fall.

The two are running on similar pledges to cut back federal spending and spur job growth in the district.

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