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* RED MEAT: Check the ad in today’s Batesville Guard seeking to grow the Independence County Republican Party. The county judge, Robert Griffin, just switched over, saying the Repubs were more his kind of folks. They are a little fact-challenged in my view, judging by the ad, but I suspect it might give you a flavor of where Arkansas elections circa 2016. The GOP may not have the black Kenyan Muslim to kick around anymore, but …