Today was a important day. A day to stand up against the Status Quo and to stop the tyranny of Wall Street. Blanche Lincoln has been a longtime supporter of the defacto standards set in place by Wall Street to further their own profits. She has equally been supporting of Insurance Companies like the monopoly Blue Cross/Blue Shield active in her state. She has been against every attempt to further labour rights in her state and openly opposed the recently passed healthcare bill.
Bill Halter is the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and he decided to stand up and go toe to toe with Blanche on the issues! Now the results are coming in and they are looking a lot closer than anyone predicted!
According to the Politico race tracker it's looking like Bill Halter is now ahead of Blanche Lincoln! (previously they had been within %.5 of each other.)
The reports are very early but currently with less than 1% of the precincts reporting Halter is leading with 43.9% of the vote.
Blanche is trailing with %40.0.
The third candidate, DC Morrison, seems to have helped Halter a bit as he comes in third at 16.2%. Quite possibly having pulled away some of Blanche's more conservative voters.