Election 2010

Arkansas Senate Candidates Lincoln & Halter On Friday's 'Morning Edition'

The results of Tuesday's primaries are in and being chewed over.  But one contest is still incomplete.

In Arkansas, neither Sen. Blanche Lincoln nor her main Democratic primary opponent, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, received a majority of the vote, and thus both advance to a June 8 runoff.  Tuesday night returns showed Lincoln, seeking a third term, with 45 percent of the vote, to 43 percent for Halter.  A third candidate, businessman D.C. Morrison, siphoned off about 13 percent, forcing the runoff.

The spectacle of the two Democrats spending three more weeks (and untold amount of dollars) fighting each other is good news for the Republicans; their Senate candidate, Rep. John Boozeman, got 53 percent of the vote in a field of 8 GOP hopefuls, and will able to sit back and enjoy the show.

Both Lincoln and Halter are on NPR's "Morning Edition" Friday.



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