Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln Draws Primary Challenge
Lt. Gov. Bill Halter takes on conservative Dem
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2010 10:48 AM CST
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(Newser) – Arkansas Lt. Governor Bill Halter officially announced that he’s running for Senate this morning, putting him on a collision course with Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln. Halter leans further left than the conservative Lincoln, and several progressive groups, including MoveOn.org, the Daily Kos, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, are already lining up behind him, the Huffington Post reports.

“Washington is broken,” Halter said in a video announcing his candidacy, citing, among other evils, that it protected “insurance company profits instead of patients and lowering health care costs.” Lincoln was a health care reform holdout for much of the process. But a December poll says Halter has some ground to make up—42% of Arkansans said they’d back Lincoln in a primary, to only 26% for Halter, while 32% were on the fence.

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JonmarkP
Mar 2, 2010 12:06 AM CST
Did you see Newser's spinning-crock-of-shit little green banner? It says, "Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas Draws Challenger From the Left," as though the Lt. Governor of Arkansas is from "from the left." Hey Newser, try "Right-wing Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas Draws Challenger from the Center." Assholes.
ronimaca
Mar 1, 2010 9:26 PM CST
Good Blanche suck we need a real Democrat, in Arkansas. She is not the real deal
JonmarkP
Mar 1, 2010 6:44 PM CST
You are so right about the Dems not being able to catch a break-they have only the House, the Senate and the White House, so you've good reason to gloat. And a good 3% of the population consider themselves affiliated with the Teabirther movement, a landslide if ever there was one. You guys are on a roll, so don't quit now! The Palin juggernaut will not doubt crush everything in its path.