Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D) “is moving ahead with a primary challenge to Sen. Blanche Lincoln, he announced Monday,” POLITICO reports.
"Washington is broken," Halter said in a video on his campaign website. "Bailing out Wall Street with no strings attached, while leaving middle-class Arkansas taxpayers with the bill; protecting insurance company profits instead of protecting patients and lowering health costs; gridlock, bickering and partisan games while unemployment is at a 25-year high. Enough’s enough."
Halter’s decision further complicates Lincoln’s already difficult path to a third term. Polls have shown Lincoln trailing a slew of Republican opponents, including Rep. John Boozman and state Sen. Gilbert Baker, as well as more obscure candidates.
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