SUPER TUESDAY– Arkansas Thread… Huck & Hill Win Out
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POLLS ARE OPEN IN ARKANSAS
Polls opened at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
The Weather Factor:
The entire state of Arkansas is under a severe storm warning.
Arkansas is currently under an extreme thunderstorm watch this morning. You can see from the regional weather map that the entire state is under a severe storm watch.
There is another candidate from Hope, Arkansas in today’s presidential primary. Governor Mike Huckabee is expected to take his home state. Hillary Clinton is also expected to do well although Barack Obama has been gaining on her recently.
In Arkansas you must declare how you’re voting, Republican or democrat. However, you’re not tied to that particular party for the general election.
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee returned Monday to Texarkana where he once was a Baptist minister and greeted a crowd of about 600 supporters. Chuck Norris joined Huck for the event where he continued to blast Governor Mitt Romney and not leader John McCain(?)
Actress Kerry Washington, who starred in films such as “Ray” and “Mr and Mrs Smith,” stopped by the Obama campaign’s Arkansas headquarters for a rally Sunday afternoon where she led to crowd in cheers of “Yes we can!”
UPDATE: The weather situation looks absolutely dismal.
A tornado watch now covers most of Arkansas. The watch is in effect until 10:00 p.m., and it covers all but the northeast portion of the state.
Severe thunderstorms are forecast for Arkansas Tuesday, including a chance that some of the storms will include supercells or tornadoes.
Most of Arkansas is under a high risk for severe weather as a strong storm system pulls out of Texas.
-Ugly weather in Arkansas.
UPDATE: (6:15 PM CST) Drudge is reporting: Arkansas: Clinton 72, Obama 26
Tornadoes touched down north of Memphis this afternoon. Another tornado touched down in Clinton, Arkansas.
FOX 16 reported that 4 people were killed after another tornado touched down in Atkins this afternoon. Atkins, a city of about 2,800 people, sits along Interstate 40 about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock.
UPDATE 2: (7:30 PM CST) FOX News projects that Huckabee and Clinton have won in Arkansas.