A normally reliable tipster tells me that a certain former speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives is taking a hard look at the race for the Senate seat in District 28, soon to be vacated by term-limited Sen. Bobby Glover. Word is that the potential candidate has been making calls to gauge early support and will likely announce in the summer.
I left a call at the guy’s auto dealership but haven’t heard back yet, so for now I’ll leave his name out of it. So let’s just call him “Benny P.” for the moment. No, wait, that’s no good. Let’s go with “Kenny P.” Yep, that should do it.
Cabot Mayor Eddie Joe Williams announced earlier in the week that he was jumping in to this race on the GOP side.
UPDATE: Arkansas Project commenter nlr2009, your indispensable eye in the sky, digs up this story from the Arkansas Leader published today, in which the mystery man, who says he’s “leaning toward getting into the race,” is revealed to be….BENNY PETRUS! You never saw that coming, did you?