Between the budget session, candidate filing, and a TeenPact gathering, a lot went on at the Arkansas Capitol Building yesterday. Below are a few photos just to give you an idea of the day’s events.

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TeenPact is meeting this week at the State Capitol. Their leadership group paused for lunch in the Capitol CafĂ©. About 40 home schoolers are attending this year’s week-long seminar at the Capitol. This prestigious national program teaches home schoolers about the inner workings of government.

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Scores of candidates and hundreds of supporters flooded the halls of the State Capitol as the filing period for candidates officially opened at noon on Monday. Candidates have until noon on Monday, March 3 to file for office.

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Pat Hayes files to run for U.S. Congress.

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Curtis Coleman files for office.

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Robin Lundstrum of Springdale filed to run for the Arkansas House of Representatives.

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Ken Yang files for State Auditor.

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4th Congressional Candidate James Lee Witt files for office.

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Folks gathered around Democratic Party filing table.

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Democratic candidates file for office.

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Candidates completed their required filing forms as a part of the opening day of candidates filing.