Republicans are buzzing about a new round of attack ads Chuck Banks has launched on Jim Holt in the race for lt. gov. If we can ever find a link to the sound file, we’ll post it. The laugh line is Banks’ describing Holt as a tax-and-spender on account of a one vote for a little tax to pay for pre-K education in Arkansas. We believe we saw in the paper the other day that Holt had repented of this singular instance of sanity in his long “service” in the legislature.

This attack ad might be a way to close the gap with Holt in the Republican primary. (Though we’re not so sure.) But we wouldn’t want to be looking for crossover Democratic votes on the platform: “I’m nuttier than Jim Holt.”

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