by Max Brantley
Mark your calendar: The Arkansas Times will bring together the five Democratic candidates to succeed U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder for a debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sticky Fingerz.
It will last about 90 minutes. The format will have conventional opening remarks and questioning by Associate Editor Gerard Matthews, but we'll also take questions from the floor and relay e-mailed and Twittered questions as we live blog and Twitter. The Twitter tag -- #ARK2D
This is an important event. Voting has begun and election day is only a week off. This race, along with most others, has been overshadowed by the outpouring of commercial time and news coverage of the Senate primaries. The Democratic primary for 2nd District has attracted what may be the best field, overall, of any single race on the ballot. I hope, particularly, to see some younger voters attracted by the River Market setting (we'd tried originally to get the Rep, but it wasn't available) to listen in and look for persuasive differences among them.