Jay Barth, the Hendrix political science professor, announces that he raised more than $162,000 in 2009 for a Democratic primary race for state Senate in the center city district covering parts of Little Rock and North Little Rock. It's Tracy Steele's term-limited seat. The Barth campaign thinks it might be a record for what might be a primary-only campaign. I don't know, but it's a lot.
Interesting race. Linda Chesterfield, a black former legislator, is also seeking the seat.