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Halter Takes Small Lead In Arkansas

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has overtaken incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Arkansas Democratic primary Senate race.

From the Arkansas Democratic Gazette:

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is leading Sen. Blanche Lincoln 43 percent to 42 percent with more than a third of polling locations reporting results, according to preliminary information from the Secretary of State's office.

The incumbent senator has 17,739 votes to Halter's 18,165 with 16 of Arkansas' 75 counties reporting. Long-shot candidate DC Morrison has a surprising 14.19 percent of the vote.

If these numbers hold up and no candidate surges past the 50 percent mark, the top two finishers would meet in a run-off election.