Things are a little slow on the news front today. But a few things that might be of interest to folks keeping an eye on Arkansas legislative races:
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has recently been spooling out spotlight stories on races for legislative seats, but unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to get a look at them.
On Sunday they covered the race between Republican Dave McCoy and Democrat Barbara Nix in District 28 in Saline County, the seat currently held by Democrat Lamont Cornwell. Today the focus shifts to District 29, where Republican Ann Clemmer is facing off against Democrat Scott Smith for the seat currently held by term-limited Democrat Janet Johnson. Memo to the ADG: Get these out from behind the subscriber firewall and make ’em available to everyone! Call it a public service.
In a Sunday column, Arkansas News Bureau columnist David Sanders takes a look at the hotly contested state Senate race in Conway, where incumbent Republican Gilbert Baker seeks to fend off Democrat Joe White. Sanders says his money is on Baker.
Meanwhile, Max Brantley at the Arkansas Times blog points to a big money fundraiser for White in Little Rock last week, attended by Gov. Mike Beebe, that raised an estimated $20,000.
Steve Harrelson at the Under the Dome blog has been rounding up candidate ads, and a few days ago he pointed to these two in the Baker-White race (he’s got others):
(By the way, all the candidate names above are linked to their campaign websites, if you’re looking for more information on any of the candidates.)