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Jason Linkins

Primary Results: So Much For That Anti-Incumbent Rage! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another primary day has come and gone and, once again, the big loser is one of your generic media narratives. On Tuesday, we braced ourselves for another terrible example of anti-incumbent rage that's said to be swelling so strong throughout the country that only the vast majority of incumbents are expected to keep their jobs in November.

Three Lessons From Tuesday's Primaries

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Much of the "horse race" coverage of the yesterday's primaries has failed to focus on three key lessons that have important implications for the direction of American politics and the elections this fall.

Women, Big Money Win Election, Labor Groups Take Huge Hit

Politics Daily | Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The primary nicknamed Super Duper Tuesday, with elections in 12 states, produced some unexpected winners and losers. ...

Sam Stein

Blanche Lincoln Win Sparks Furious Sniping Between White House, Labor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The loss of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary runoff election resulted in a rare outburst of intense, sometimes nasty, gr...

Why Taking on Blanche Lincoln Was the Right Call

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Let's not abandon our strategy just because we lost on the Halter drive. It will take several attempts before we will really start to send a message about what a new approach to politics means.

Blanche Lincoln WINS Arkansas Senate Runoff, Defeats Bill Halter

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Sen. Blanche Lincoln has fended off a union-backed challenger and anti-establishment sentiment to win a runoff for Arkansas'...

Arkansas Proves Need for Campaign Finance Reform

Linda Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hassler

This season's Democratic primary in Arkansas, the run-off for which will probably be over when you read this, gives plenty of evidence as to how juvenile and wasteful our election process is.

Arkansas Senate Runoff: Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln End Contentious Primary Fight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - The bitter and expensive runoff for Arkansas' Democratic Senate nomination moved into its final hours Tuesday as Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. G...

Arkansas Senate Runoff: Top Ten Developments In The Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln Battle

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP/Huffington Post) Democrat Blanche Lincoln is battling to survive union opposition and an anti-incumbent tide that's already drowned two fellow sen...

Bill Halter Arkansas Runoff: Democratic Candidate Hopes For Better Results In Every County

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Lt. Gov. Bill Halter says he wants to do better in every county in Tuesday's runoff election. Halter is trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Blanch...

Jason Linkins

Primary Day: Brace Yourselves For All The Anti-Incumbent Rage! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

People! It's primary day today. Have you been able to get from place to place this afternoon without stepping in a sticky puddle of anti-incumbent rag...

Arkansas Runoff Election: Blanche Lincoln, Bill Halter Fight Fractures State Democratic Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Whether it's Sen. Blanche Lincoln or Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, a daunting task faces the Democratic Senate nominee the day after the party's runoff...

Of Primary Importance: All Eyes On Races In Arkansas, Nevada And California

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's looking like a new "year of the woman" in politics. Eighteen years after a few glass ceilings were broken, hundreds of female ...

40 Days Until Sestak-Specter and Halter-Lincoln

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

40 days from today - on May 18 - we will see two HUGE primaries for U.S. Senate. Even if you're not from either of these two states, these races impact Democrats across the country and, well, the entire country as a whole.

California Primary Preview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are a few California races worth watching tomorrow. The biggest of these will happen on the Republican side, as challengers for governor and senator vie to become their party's nominees.

Arkansas Senate Race: Black Voters Emerging As Key Voting Bloc In Tuesday's Runoff

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — African-American voters couldn't help the man who became the nation's first black president win Arkansas in 2008. But the D...

Sam Stein

Arkansas Senate Runoff: Obama Disengages From Race As Blanche Lincoln Slips In Polls | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is still formally supporting Sen. Blanche Lincoln's re-election bid as the Arkansas Democratic primary approaches its runoff vote on T...

June 8 Primaries Measure Voter Anger Across The Country

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — How angry are Americans? People primed for change vote in 12 states Tuesday in contests that will decide the fate of two endangere...

Arkansas Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Arkansas Senate race below. Email if you know someone who shou...

Bill Halter, Arkansas Senate Candidate, Said He Had No Discussions With Administration About Job Offer

Politico | David Catanese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Governor Bill Halter received no overtures from the White House about a potential job in the administration to entice him out of Democratic Senate...

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Accuses Blanche Lincoln Of 'Going Native' In D.C. | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary begins early voting for the runoff election, a major union backer of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is distributing pa...

Sam Stein

Halter Company Once Sued By Union Member Now Endorsing Him | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A member of the powerful union conglomerate backing Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's primary campaign against Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) once sued the pharma...

Sam Stein

Halter Radio Ad, Set To Smooth Jazz, Hits Lincoln On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Sen. Blanche Lincoln is up with her own radio ad, to be broadcast on black radio, in which she asserts that she "stood with our president to p...

Sam Stein

Lincoln Charges Halter With Having A Prescription Drug Problem... Over His Ties To Pharma Firm | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the past few days, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has been attacking her primary challenger, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, over his ties to a pharmaceutica...

Bill Clinton Used As An Anti-Blanche Lincoln, Pro-Bill Halter Symbol In Arkansas

AP/Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...