Add former Sen. Bryan King of Green Forest to the lineup challenging Sen. Bob Ballinger’s re-election bid in the Republican primary. King said he’ll announce this week.
Bob Largent of Harrison and Rep. Keith Slape of Compton have already announced as Republican candidates. Jim Wallace of Eureka Springs has announced as a Democratic candidate.
Ballinger defeated King in 2018, but the Senate district today, redrawn after the Census, seems more favorable than the old district. Ballinger’s home turf gave him on edge over King in his primary victory.
King, by the way, has slimmed down and remarried on Valentine’s Day.