Pundits looking to construct narratives about political party divisions might turn attention away from the Democratic Party to the outcomes of legislative races in Benton County, the biggest producer of Republican votes in the state.
Look what the GOP primary wrought last night in close votes.
Incumbent Rep. Jana Della Rosa 1,068
Kendon Underwood, 1,065
Incumbent Rep. Dan Douglas 946
Scott Richardson 934
Incumbent Rep. Jim Dotson 1,112
Gen Nunnally 936
Margins of 3, 12 and 176 votes for well-known incumbents. Recounts seem likely in two races.
Of note: I mentioned yesterday that independent money had entered this race against Della Rosa and for Dotson.