An Arkansas governor’s race that had been uneventful since the May primaries made some news last week for two reasons – one political, one personal.

The political news was a Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College poll showing Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders leading Democrat Chris Jones, 51 percent-40 percent. Libertarian Ricky Harrington trailed both with 2 percent. Another 7 percent were undecided.

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