Diary

Arkansas Berry Retiring

Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR) will become the latest Dem to forgo running for another term when he announces his retirement tomorrow, Dem sources confirm to Hotline OnCall.

McCain received nearly 59% of vote in 2008 and he joins Snyder in AR 2 calling it quits.  Is Blanche Lincoln next?

Berry’s only GOP challenger this year is Rick Crawford (R), a reporter covering agriculture for local tv networks but he has raised less then 40,000 so far.

State Rep. Davy Carter (R), businessman/’84 GOV nominee Woody Freeman (R) and businessman Chris Fowler (R) are being floated as possible candidates for Republicans. Ex-AR Farm Bureau chair Stanely Reed (R) lives in the district, but he just abandoned a Senate bid for medical reasons.