Former state Rep. Sandra Prater
of Jacksonville,a Democrat, announced her candidacy today for term-limted Sen. John Paul Capps
; Senate seat. This is a seat Republicans are eying as a potential pickup, with perceived voter strength in the more conservative Republican northern end of the district (though last I heard a guy from Searcy, Democrat, has a pretty big job out at the statehouse). Rep. Jonathan Dismang
of Beebe, a Republican, has also announced.