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Published: 09/3/10

Arkansas Senate Race: Blanche Lincoln's Uphill Battle Against John Boozman

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Arkansas Senate Race: Blanche Lincoln's Uphill Battle Against John Boozman

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln doesn't have to close a small gap in her race against Republican Rep. John Boozman. She has a cavern to conquer. Some polls show the incumbent senator down by 40 points heading into the fall midterm election. But unlike the anti-Washington sentiment facing other incumbents, Lincoln, a Blue Dog Democrat, has her own set of unique circumstances that makes a November victory challenging, but not impossible. "Right now, few voters are paying attention to the actual races they'll see on November ballots," said Janine Parry, political science professor and...

Published: 06/12/10

The Progressive Agenda: An Interview With Robert Borosage

By  Lynn Sweet - Politics Daily
The Progressive Agenda: An Interview With Robert Borosage

Democratic progressive activists gathered in Washington Monday through Wednesday for the annual "America's Future Now!" conference in what was a tough week for progressives. In the Tuesday Democratic Senate primary in Arkansas, incumbent Blanche Lincoln defeated Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, the progressives' choice, who received strong support from organized labor. After Lincoln won, an anonymous Obama White House source accused unions of flushing an estimated $10 million of their members' money "down the toilet" by backing Halter. Asked about the remark on Wednesday, White House spokesman Robert...

Published: 06/9/10

Arkansas' Blanche Lincoln: A Modern Day Scarlett O'Hara

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Arkansas' Blanche Lincoln: A Modern Day Scarlett O'Hara

Bill Clinton is calling Blanche Lincoln the comeback kid. But, she's more like Scarlett O'Hara. Like Scarlett, Lincoln can beautifully ooze Southern charm and drawl in desperate times like those she faced against her Democratic Senate runoff opponent, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, during the last few months. On Tuesday, Lincoln delivered a shocker worthy of a Southern gothic novel in her surprise win over Halter in a year when she had become the poster girl for anti-incumbent fervor. She'll face Republican John Boozman in the fall. Analysts and political scientists will Monday morning...

Published: 06/9/10

Election Scorecard: Women and Big Money Win; Labor Takes Huge Hit

By  Jill Lawrence - Politics Daily
Election Scorecard: Women and Big Money Win; Labor Takes Huge Hit

The primary nicknamed Super Duper Tuesday, with elections in 12 states, produced some unexpected winners and losers. Biggest Winners: Women under siege. The night was a triumph for Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Nikki Haley, the South Carolina lawmaker of Indian descent who fell just short of avoiding a runoff for the Republican governor's nomination. Lincoln was practically written off after she failed to win 50 percent of the vote in a May 18 primary and was forced into a runoff with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. "We sure surprised a lot of...

Published: 06/8/10

Sen. Blanche Lincoln Wins Democratic Primary in Ark.

By  not in system - AOL News
Sen. Blanche Lincoln Wins Democratic Primary in Ark.

WASHINGTON (June 8) -- Embattled Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas won nomination to a third term Tuesday night, overcoming her labor-backed challenger as well as an anti-establishment tide. A second congressional incumbent, Republican Rep. Bob Inglis of South Carolina, trailed his primary rival badly and limped into a runoff. Live Results     site="aolelections"; section="POLITICS";   In another South Carolina race, state Rep. Nikki Haley ran far ahead of her rivals in the Republican gubernatorial primary but fell short of the majority needed to win the...

Published: 06/8/10

Primary Election Results: 3 Biggest Shockers-in-the-Making

By  David Knowles - Politics Daily
Primary Election Results: 3 Biggest Shockers-in-the-Making

As voters in 12 states await the results of Tuesday's primary elections -- the biggest yet in this electoral season of American discontent -- a handful of races promise to give pundits plenty to talk about come Wednesday. Surge Desk previews the potential headlines most primed to shake up the current political order. 1. Tea Party Favorite (and Scientologist?) Sharron Angle Wins in Nevada One of the stranger narratives of the 2010 campaign came when one of Angle's two opponents, Sue Lowden, cut an ad that questioned Angle's ties to the Church of Scientology. Angle, who has been endorsed by...

Published: 06/8/10

Races to Watch in Today's Primary Elections

By  Steve Pendlebury - AOL News
Races to Watch in Today's Primary Elections

(June 8) -- It's the busiest day of the 2010 primary season, and even the most ardent election enthusiast might feel overwhelmed. Voters in 11 states, including California, Nevada, South Carolina and Arkansas, are deciding the November match ups in some closely watched Senate, House and governors' contests. Lots of sites have rundowns of the most important races to watch -- so many that it's hard to keep all the lists straight. Here are some of the common themes from those guides to help you sort out tonight's election results. Open Season on Incumbents? Danny Johnston, AP Democrat Blanche...

Published: 06/8/10

Arkansas' Halter-Lincoln Runoff: Voter Irregularities Brewing

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Arkansas' Halter-Lincoln Runoff: Voter Irregularities Brewing

A voting drama looms in Arkansas' Democratic senate race between incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. The battleground? Garland County, a populous county that sits 55 miles from Little Rock. It was the most heavily populated county that Halter won in the May 18 primary. On that day, the county had 41 polling places open, but for Tuesday's runoff, there will only open two in order to save money. Obviously, that plan does not set well with Halter. "We certainly are concerned that Garland County, which has over 80,000 Arkansas citizens and had approximately 40 polling...

Published: 06/7/10

Primary Voters in a Dozen States Will Shape the Midterm Ballot

By  Carl M. Cannon - Politics Daily
Primary Voters in a Dozen States Will Shape the Midterm Ballot

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday in 11 states and a single congressional district in Georgia in a series of primaries that will help fill out the November lineup in what is shaping up as a memorable midterm election year. The choices they make in this week's races will help determine the identities the Democratic and Republican parties present to voters this fall, when control of the House and Senate is at stake. The most crucial contests Tuesday are statewide gubernatorial and Senate races in South Carolina, Arkansas, Nevada and California. The rest of the Tuesday calendar, looking at the...

Published: 06/7/10

Arkansas' Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln: It's Down to the Wire

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Arkansas' Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln: It's Down to the Wire

Bill Halter has one thing going for him heading into the Democratic runoff Tuesday against incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln: momentum. A Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll on Friday showed the Arkansas lieutenant governor with 49 percent to Lincoln's 45 percent. The margin of error is four percent -- exactly Halter's lead. A Daily Kos poll the previous week showed Halter with 47 percent to 44 percent for Lincoln, who faces deep anti-Washington sentiment in her home state in the final stretch of a contentious race. In the primary on May 18, Lincoln won 44.5 percent of the vote to Halter's 42.5...

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