The preliminary results for the Jonesboro state senate primary suggest that John Cooper received just a few more votes than Dan Sullivan for the Republican nomination. Each of them received around 37% of the Republican vote and will take each other on in the Republican runoff. Radius Baker and Steve Rockwell will do the same in the Democratic runoff.
Chad Niell’s contributions to this race will be remembered as well. Early in the race, Niell wrote Cooper a personal note suggesting that Cooper had low poll numbers, adding “Hope it gets better for you.” Some, but not all, of Niell’s hopes were realized: in a field of three, Niell placed third.