It’s a busy first day of election filings. Not many surprises, though a father-daughter team have both filed as independents for House District 40, which covers parts of Faulkner and Pulaski counties, apparently with the idea that the 16-year-old daughter will challenge the age limit on running for office.

In any case, there’s an easy way to keep up with filing. Go to this link. Then scroll down the page to the heading “view all candidates” and click the box “by position.” It will give you all filings at that moment.

Tom Cotton was smiling when he filed, a sure sign that something terrible had happened to a poor person somewhere.

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Plenty of Democratic presidential candidates have filed, with former Rep. and current Senate candidate Clarke Tucker doing the filing for his friend Pete Buttigieg. At last check,no Republicans had filed.

Judicial candidates began filing at 3 p.m., though many had already qualified by submitting petitions with signatures.

Filing continues through Tuesday, Nov. 12.