Kentucky, Arkansas tally votes

Results are in for Arkansas and Kentucky state primaries.

Four Kentucky congressmen survived primary challenges in an election that drew big voter participation only in Greater Louisville, Monitor contributor Richard L. Walker writes.

Rep. Romano L. Mazzoli, a moderate liberal who has represented the Third District here since 1971, easily survived a conservative challenge and won the Democratic primary with 64 percent of the vote.

Veteran Rep. William H. Natcher of Bowling Green, a powerful member of the House Appropriations Committee who was tagged for defeat by conservative political-action groups, chocked up about 60 percent by thrashing three Democratic opponents in the Second District, which encompasses the west-central part of the state.

Republican Reps. M. G. (Gene) Snyder and Harold (Hal) Rogers were renominated over token competition, and the state's three other House members drew no primary opponents.

On the Arkansas front, Democratic primary results show former Gov. Bill Clinton winning a plurality of votes. There will be a runoff between Mr. Clinton and Joe Purcell.

In the Republican primary, Gov. Frank White pulled in a weighty 83 percent of the vote, beating out two opponents.

Mr. Clinton had hoped to win a rematch with Governor White without going through another Democratic runoff.

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