Who is running for U.S. Senate in Arkansas? Meet the candidates.

Misty Castile
Fort Smith Times Record

The race is on for the U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas, currently held by Republican John Boozeman. 

It's now official that Boozeman will face a primary challenger as well as a likely a Democrat in the general election, which is set for Nov. 8, 2022.

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Meet the candidates

Senator John Boozeman 

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., speaks on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, in Washington. An Arkansas gun rights activist who ran unsuccessfully for governor three years ago said Wednesday, March 17, 2021, that she's challenging Sen. Boozman in the state's Republican primary in 2022. Morgan said she will run against Boozman, who is seeking his third term next year. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP File)

Boozeman was first elected to the Senate in 2010.  He announced he would seek re-election on March 6, 2021. 

"As your senator, I will remain a tireless champion for Arkansas, our values and our freedoms. As the son of an Air Force Master Sergeant, I will always have the backs of our veterans and service members. I proudly stand with our law enforcement, defend our Second Amendment rights, and oppose the Left's radical agenda seeking to silence our voices and fundamentally change our way of life. I will continue fighting for Arkansas's working families and small businesses; and my efforts to support our farmers, ranchers and rural communities will take a backseat to no one,” Boozeman said.

Jan Morgan

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Jan Morgan talks to reporters at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Morgan, a gun rights activist who ran unsuccessfully for governor three years ago said Wednesday, March 17, 2021, that she's challenging Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., in the state's Republican primary in 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo, File)

Former gubernatorial candidate and current gun rights advocate Jan Morgan announced she will challenge Boozeman in the primary during a four and half minute video posted to her Facebook page on March 17.

In the video, Morgan noted that she is a Christian, national conservative commentator, wife and mother, as well as a National Riffle Association, U.S. Concealed Carry Association and State Police Certified Firearms Instructor.

"I am a constitutional conservative fighter with a proven record of fighting in the trenches for you," she said. 

Morgan unsuccessfully challenged Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson in 2018.