U.S. Senator Mark Pryor apparently will run for a second term uncontested by a Republican. Tom Formicola, who lost a bid for a Congressional seat in 2006, decided not to run against Pryor after thinking about it further over the weekend and discussing it with his family.
Republican Party Chairman Dennis Milligan says the party does not plan to have a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat.
Last year, a Green Party candidate, Rebekah Kennedy, announced plans to seek the U.S. Senate seat.
Filing for an elective office in Arkansas ended Monday. None of Arkansas' Congressional delegates have drawn opponents.
Pryor won in 2002 by beating Republican incumbent Tim Hutchinson. But just in case he had a re-election fight, he has raised more than $4 million for a campaign. The sum rivals the $4.22 million he raised for his 2002 campaign.
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