A polling firm has been testing Democratic names for a state House race in the Heights area, the seat held by term-limited state Rep. John Edwards.

The names: Justice of the Peace Tyler Denton, City Director Stacy Hurst and lawyer Clarke Tucker. My guess would put Denton as the likeliest entrant of the three.

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Jodie Mahony (son of the late former El Dorado legislator) has already announced for the seat as a Democrat. French Hill had announced a Republican candidacy before turning his eyes to Congress when U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said he would not seek re-election.

CORRECTION: I’m told, though not by her, that Stacy Hurst has said if she runs it will be as a Republican.

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