Columnist John Brummett reports that state Rep. Clarke Tucker (D) is telling people he’s strongly considering a run after seeing polling data testing a match-up between himself and Rep. French Hill (R).
“It is customary for prospective candidates possessed of such polling data to keep the numbers to themselves but say publicly that the numbers are encouraging—or at least not discouraging. That’s all a source close to Tucker would say last week, and Tucker wasn’t saying at all,” Brummett wrote.
“But I’ll tell you this much purely anecdotally, absent any data: Before the poll, Tucker was telling people he was pondering a race for Congress. After the poll, he was telling people he was strongly considering that run,” he wrote. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
The district, which is located in central Arkansas and includes Little Rock, is the closest the state has to a swing seat. President Trump carried it by 10 points.