by Max Brantley
Beth Anne Rankin, the GOP nominee in 2010, has no military experience, but she has just received a concealed carry permit. I'm still leaning toward the idea of a firing range challenge rather than a debate for 4th District candidates. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Mike Ross unfortunately isn't running again. He's a marksman, too. Don't know about the other Republican, Marcus Richmond.
Sen. Gene Jeffress has announced as a Democratic candidate. And Republican-friendly D.C. Morrison — a spoiler in the 2010 U.S. Senate race — also says he may run as a Democrat to aid the Republican cause. A Ross aide mentioned as a potential candidate won't be, Roby Brock says.