Steve Brawner, columnist with Stephens Media and Talk Business contributor, underscores the importance of the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Arkansas.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor will stand for re-election and, regardless of the outcome of the 2012 races, he'll be a target for state and national Republicans.
But this race with Sen. Pryor will be a doozy because senators are important – alone, they can use the filibuster to grind the chamber to a halt – and because this will be one of those rare occurrences when an incumbent is vulnerable to defeat by the opposing party.
Arkansas, long one of the most Democratic states in the Union, is flipping faster than you can say, “Barack Obama.”
re the 2010 election, the state’s congressional delegation was made up of five Democrats and one Republican. Today there are four Republicans and two Democrats, and after November, Pryor may be the only Democrat left.
That means Republicans will be smelling blood while Democrats will be holding on for dear life. In fact, this race will get as much national attention as any in the country.
Brawner outlines how national money is likely to pour into Arkansas, much like outside interests became involved in the recent Wisconsin recall elections.
Read his full take at this link.