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Futility In Arkansas

You know the old saying that the fights in academia are so vicious because the stakes are so low? I thought of that when I read TPM's overview of the increasingly nasty battle between Blanche Lincoln and Bill Halter. They're tearing each other apart to obtain the Democratic nomination in an increasingly Republican state in a huge Republican year. 538 gives the Democrats an 8% chance of holding the seat. Is it really worth it?