Romney, McCarthy praise Arkansas GOP hopefuls

By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are praising the Republican Party's nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP relied on a string of national leaders to stump for their candidates.

Romney on Wednesday praised Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson in Jonesboro, while McCarthy campaigned for congressional hopefuls in central and south Arkansas.

Speaking to reporters before a fundraiser, Romney praised Hutchinson's proposals to cut income taxes and to expand computer education in schools. Hutchinson is running against fellow ex-congressman and Democratic nominee Mike Ross. They're running to succeed Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, who is term limited.

McCarthy campaigned with 2nd Congressional District nominee French Hill in Little Rock and with 4th District nominee Bruce Westerman in Hot Springs.

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