#ARElections: Election Day in Arkansas

Bipartisan Coffee Break

(From left) Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Shane Broadway, Democratic Secretary of State candidate Pat O'Brien, Republican Governor candidate Jim Keet and Republican U.S. House candidate Tim Griffin chat over coffee after appearing on "Today's THV This Morning" live from Community Bakery.

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Don’t forget: Tonight at the Clinton School, we make final predictions then watch the returns roll in. Also: Tweet-In! Track analysis from Clinton School students under hashtag #UACS2010.

Arkansas Business Publisher Jeff Hankins joins “Today’s THV” tonight for live coverage starting at 7 p.m. See THV2.com for continuous coverage. Updates on ArkansasBusiness.com, @ArkBusiness, @JeffHankins, @LT.


Eric Overmyer Drops ‘Treme’ Season Two Hints at Clinton School

Eric Overmyer at the Clinton School

Eric Overmyer (center), co-creator of HBO's "Treme," speaks at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock. He was interviewed by Nikolai DiPippa, left. Skip Rutherford, dean of the school, is at right.

Last night, we went to the Clinton School of Public Service to hear from Eric Overmyer, co-creator of HBO’s post-Katrina New Orleans drama “Treme.” While he couldn’t be too specific, Overmyer did drop some hints about the focus of the show’s second season, scheduled to begin shooting this fall in the Big Easy.

You can read my full post on Overmyer’s talk on InArkansas.com’s Play Blog.

Overmyer, a playwright and TV writer who’s worked on shows including NBC’s “St. Elsewhere” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” had a big hand in another HBO show by David Simon, “The Wire,” where he worked as a writer and consulting producer during the show’s lauded fourth season, which focused on the troubled Baltimore school system.

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Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis

Monument Circle

Also Friday:

Drink’s at Don Shula’s at the hotel

Dinner at St. Elmo’s downtown

A trip to Luna Music for vinyl, CDs

Happy Father’s Day

One Number Dad!

One Number Dad!

Goodbye Glenmere

It’s been 6 years, but now it’s time to move on. We’ve sold our house on Glenmere in Lakewood.

Where to now? Good question! We sold it in less then a month — closed on the sale two weeks from when we got an offer. So Laura and I are just a little shell-shocked. We’ve packed most our stuff in storage and have found temporary digs until we find a permanent spot to put down roots. Forgive us if we seems a little scattered, distracted or ill-at-ease. We’re still getting our bearings.

How’s the housing market? It’s been good to us so far. And interest rates look nice for our eventual purchase. There seems to be lots of fairly priced homes in the places we’ve been looking. Good news: All that stands between us and a new place are our own decisions about exactly what it is we’re looking for. Bad news: My wife and I are notoriously indecisive!

While we make up our minds, let’s take a look back at our many misadventures in what was our first house. So long, Glenmere. It’s been great.

More video, photos after the jump.

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#ARElections: Blanche Lincoln Votes and Other Scenes From Election Day in Arkansas

Above: Jason Tolbert Flipcam video of Blanche Lincoln talking to reporters outside her polling place, having just cast a provisional ballot for herself in the Democratic primary of U.S. Senate.

Above: The Gilbert Baker for U.S. Senate campaign releases this snippet of Baker’s interview, earlier today, with KATV-TV, Channel 7. Baker is battling for the No. 2 spot among a crowded field of Republicans seeking the U.S. Senate nomination. Republican voter turnout will be key for Baker in central Arkansas, particularly in his home county, Faulkner County.

Bill Halter at the polls on Election Day

Bill Halter at the polls on Election Day in North Little Rock. Photo by Gwen Moritz.

Right: Bill Halter, seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, votes early Tuesday in North Little Rock. Halter has consistently trailed Lincoln in polls, behind anywhere from 9-12 points. He’ll need to move a big batch of undecided voters into his column and hope third candidate D.C. Morrison pulls a substantial vote in order to force a runoff with incumbent Lincoln. A runoff would follow in three weeks.

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, not pictured: House Speaker Robbie Wills makes a final push in downtown Little Rock, stopping to shake hands at Your Mama’s restaurant, trailed by KARK-TV, Channel 4 cameras. Wills could be in a runoff for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd District congressional seat with state Sen. Joyce Elliott or David Boling.

Kim Hendren: Will Work for Votes

Kim Hendren, in this grainy Twitpic image by GOP operative Clint Reed. The sign says, "Will Work for Votes."

Right: Kim Hendren, also campaigning today for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, in this Twitpic photo by GOP operative Clint Reed. The sign says “Will Work For Votes.”

Below: Rick Crawford, in a Twitpic photo by Today’s THV reporter Faith Abubey, campaigning today in his race for the GOP nomination for the District 1 congressional seat. Crawford faces Princella Smith, a twenty-something in her first campaign. Smith received an endorsement from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday. Even still, Crawford is the favorite to win outright in this race.

Rick Crawford

Rick Crawford campaigning today for the GOP nomination for District 1. Photo by Faith Abubey.

The Final Stretch

Political signs on Saturday at the corner of Markham and Broadway, where early voting continues.