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Filling Webb's shoes 

It's never too early for political speculators to start talking about 2012. One contest of interest in Little Rock will be the race to replace term-limited Rep. Kathy Webb. Webb has been a strong voice for progressive Democrats in the state House of Representatives, as was her predecessor Sam Ledbetter.

Former Arkansas Times Associate Editor Warwick Sabin announced early Tuesday that he would be running for the newly reapportioned District 33 seat. Pulaski County Democratic Committee Chair Kirk Bradshaw's name has come up. When asked if he planned to run for the seat, Bradshaw said he had not made a decision yet. Dennis Burrow, chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas Faith Caucus, said he is "considering a run."

Other names that have been thrown around: landscape architect Mark Robertson and former Arkansas Lottery staff attorney and House of Representatives staffer Bridgette Frazier, just to name a couple.

No word yet from the GOP side. Webb says she would love to continue her career in public service.

"There may be a seat on the Little Rock city board that might be an open seat," she says. "If that's the case, that might be an avenue I'd like to pursue."

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