Chattanooga man embarrasses President Obama in Arkansas

photo John Wolfe

Arkansas-Tennessee Live Blog

Chattanooga attorney John Wolfe embarrassed President Barack Obama on Tuesday by capturing 41 percent of the vote in Arkansas' Democratic primary with 39 percent of precincts reporting.

Wolfe, a 58-year-old Democrat who previously ran a half dozen unsuccessful campaigns for Congress, mayor and state Senate in Chattanooga, scored one of his best electoral showings ever Tuesday -- and he did so against an incumbent president of the United States who is sure to get his party's nomination this summer. According to unofficial results Tuesday night, Wolfe won 32,765 votes in the Arkansas presidential primary compared with 47,066 votes for Obama.