Posted By Max Brantley on Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Another new Democratic face emerges to challenge for a Republican-held state House seat, again with the subtle message that suggests voters should turn ┬áto local issues in choosing representatives. It’s a good theme against the all-Obama-all-the-time theme Republicans have used so well the last four years. One question is whether it might still have staying power.

Melissa Fults, an East End dairy goat farmer, says she’ll run for House District 27, which covers parts of Pulaski and Saline counties and is currently held by Republican Julie Mayberry. Her husband Andy Mayberry, who’s held the seat before, says he’ll run for it this year.

Fults news release: