Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blanche Lincoln Still Politically Alive, But On Life Support

In a blow to unions and progressives, Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln survived yesterday's democratic primary and will face GOP Nominee John Boozman. Lincoln will need a miracle to defeat Boozman this November. The RCP polling average has Boozman up by 25 points in a head-to-head match-up against Lincoln.

The Politico reported:
Blanche Lincoln just beat Bill Halter in the Arkansas Democratic primary, according to the AP, also dealing a substantial blow to Washington’s conventional wisdom and to the labor unions who went all out to defeat her. The defeat is a real rebuke to a united progressive left, whose silver lining is having pushed Lincoln to the left on the financial reform bill.

The winner, aside from Lincoln: Bill Clinton, who stumped hard for her against what he portrayed as outside forces, and who seems to carry some real sway in his home state. . . .

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