More details are expected tomorrow, but the black money ad will hit the Arkansas Supreme Court races tomorrow, I understand. It will be Republican money, of course. And, in a race, the group will have to choose one of two proud Republicans, David Sterling or Judge Chris Carnahan in the race to unseat Judge Robin Wynne. Carnahan, as a sitting judge and former director of the state’s Republican pzarty, would seem the logical choice, but black money has gone to Sterling in recent losing races for attorney general and Supreme Court. Its gait is unclear unless one simply thinks it is easier to control.
Although the races are nonpartisan and judicial canons urge judges to avoid partisan coloring, several of the candidates openly tout endorsements from “Republican” officials and Republican Party Sports Committee contributions to their campaigns. They are also the ones who give a political slant to their campaign arguments. You know, “conservative” and all. Do you think a “liberal” listens impartially to these bozos?
Here are the numbers on COVID-19 in Arkansas from the state health department, comparing the latest numbers with those reported on Saturday:
Total number of cases: 837,154, an increase of 124 from Saturday.
Active cases: 2,062, against 1,986
Death: 11,408, up one.
Hospitalized: 55, down from 59
In intensive care: 18, like Saturday.
On fan: 12, like saturday
Vaccines to date: 4,064,424, i.e. around 500 more since Saturday.