Blanche Lincoln survives anti-incumbent wave to win Arkansas Democratic runoff

21:45, June 09, 2010      

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U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas narrowly defeated the state's lieutenant governor, Bill Halter, at the Democratic primary as U.S. voters in 11 states chose candidates for midterm elections in November, media reported Wednesday.

"The vote of this senator is not for sale and neither is the vote of the people of Arkansas," Lincoln said Tuesday night as she claimed victory.

Lincoln was targeted by national unions and liberal activists, who accused the Arkansas Democrat of turning her back on them as well as failing to support President Obama's policy goals, according to CNN.

In March, Bill Halter, officially announced his candidacy. The lieutenant governor forced Lincoln into a June runoff election after she failed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote in May's primary, the network said.

Over the past month, Lincoln hit the campaign trail in a very aggressive way, staring down the union and liberal opposition and proclaiming at each turn that she was an independent voice for the state, the network said.

In November, Lincoln will face John Boozman who won the Republican primary last month.

Source: Xinhuanet/Agencies


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