A lot of local races are starting to take shape. Talk Business has a good run-down
of the day's announcements and events. Not mentioned in the previous link, Rep. Jonathan Dismang
, R-Beebe, announced that he will be forming an exploratory committee
to decide whether or not to run for the Senate seat in District 29. Dismang gets a thumbs up for trying to stand up for the locals in the face of the gas industry onslaught
, thumbs down for standing alongside Dick Armey
in his fly-by opposition to the cigarette tax increase passed by the legislature this year.