From my neck of the woods. CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Arkansas Democrat Berry expected to announce retirement - Blogs from CNN.com I have a brother-in-law who is mayor of a fast-growing town in Arkansas who talks to Marion a few times a week since they're in the same district. This is big news. He wasn't going to get re-elected anyway. I'm still waiting to see Blanche Lincoln get booted out. That should be fun to watch.