We have tragic breaking news today from the Arkansas Democratic Headquarters. Apparently a man came into the headquarters and shot the Party Chairman, Bill Gwatney in the chest. I was at the Republican Party of Arkansas Headquarters at the time and we immediately went on lock down. I will report that Karen Ray and the staff handled the situation quickly and effectively, moving everyone to a safe part of the office until the situation was clear and then sending everyone home to work from there.
Democratic Rep. Steve Harrelson is reporting on the situation from inside the Democratic Headquarters on his blog “Under the Dome.” Let’s all say a prayer for Bill Gwatney.
UPDATE - I am sad to add that Mr. Gwatney passed away around 4:00 this afternoon. Please remember his family and friends in your prayers.