The Arkansas Project’s been a little slow off the mark this morning, but here are a few stray things from over the weekend:
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette continues its look at legislative races around the state, but they’re not readily available online if you’re not a subscriber. (I argued last week that they SHOULD be, but thus far the ADG has been surprisingly unwilling to knuckle under to my demands.) On Sunday, the ADG took a closer look at the race between Republican Kelly Eichler and Democrat John Edwards in Little Rock’s District 38, a race that is proving to be surprisingly competitive in the traditionally Democratic district.
Meanwhile, up in Washington County, the ADG examines the District 89 House race between Democratic Rep. Jim House and Republican challenger Gene Long. House has this gimmick of riding a horse everywhere he goes, like Dennis Weaver in “McCloud,” which is kind of a strange thing to do, but it’s memorable. Long thinks the race should be decided on issues, not horsemanship. I think that, rather than complaining, Long should get a gimmick of his own. Maybe he could ride a Segway everywhere he goes. That would be pretty memorable, plus it would nail down the support of the coveted “Dorks on Electric Scooters” demographic.
Columnist David Sanders had a nice get on Sunday with his eyewitness report of a Little Rock church loaning out its van to deliver signs on behalf of Mark Leverett, a judicial candidate who faces Gary Sullivan in the Pulaski County District Judge race. Sullivan tells Sanders that he’s unable to make hay over the campaign law violation.
Oh, and I did watch the second episode of Mike Huckabee’s new show, “Huckabee,” on FOX News on Sunday evening. Legendary actor Jon Voight and radio host Neil Boortz were the guests, along with some hockey moms from New Hampshire who gave GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin a thumbs up. The band played “Sweet Home Chicago.” Week 2 review: It’s still just not very good. (Here’s Huckabee’s opening commentary on the financial bail-out from last night’s show.)
Finally, Blake Rutherford at the Think Tank has his updated electoral college projections, and like other projections, they will give you little cheer if you’re a McCain supporter like The Arkansas Project.
(As before, click on candidates’ names above to visit their campaign websites.)