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Former Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson has contributed to Jon Woods’ state Senate campaign.

Woods, a state House member from Springdale, is running in Senate District 7 encompassing Springdale, Johnson and parts of Fayetteville and eastern Washington County.

Richardson donated $100 to the 34-year-old Republican’s Senate race on Feb. 11, according to Woods’ campaign contribution and expenditure report filed this month with Secretary of State Mark Martin.

Richardson had planned to host a campaign fundraiser for Woods in February before March Madness began, but the legislative fiscal session torpedoed that idea, Woods said. House members were prohibited from raising campaign contributions during the fiscal session, which began Feb. 13 and ended earlier this month.

Richardson and Woods decided this week to wait until after the Nov. 6 general election to team up possibly for a charity fundraiser instead, Woods said.

Woods said such a fundraiser would allow him to invite…

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