I didn’t make it to the meeting of the Pulaski County GOP this evening, where potential GOP Senate challenger Sen. Kim Hendren was speaking, but I did keep an eye on my Twitter feed while he spoke.
And from the sounds of things, Hendren was greeted with a rather chilly reception (as the update from Andrew Abdel-Malik above suggests).
The biggest sticking point seems to have been Hendren’s vote in favor of Gov. Mike Beebe’s tobacco tax in the recent legislative session, according to a stream of tweets from Rep. Mark Martin, Elizabeth Aymond (a candidate to chair the Arkansas Young Republicans) and Abdel-Malik. Click on the links below for a snapshot of the ugliness as it unfolded:
Tough crowd. Maybe there’s more of an opening for Sen. Gilbert Baker than had been previously assumed?