U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Lt. Gob. Bill Halter, D.C. Morrison meet for debate

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    "Another thing that dissapoints me is that Senator Lincoln will not stand up and criticize our president. When he is wrong he needs to be criticized," says U.S. Senate candidate D.C. Morrison.

    Those, just a few words from Morrison Friday afternoon as he, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln attempted to swing any voters to their corner before election night.

    Allowed just two minutes for answer and rebuttle, Halter wasted no time letting his feelings for Senator Lincoln and Washington show.

    "John Brummet yesterday pointed out in his article about this group. Why would a republican group back Senator Lincoln now when they have John Boozman waiting in November? Is it because she is as good of a Republican as Boozman," asked Halter.

    He called Lincoln out more than nine times throughout the debate, and Lincoln was on the defense, standing by decisions like passing health care reform and defending herself against accusations she undermined social security in a bid for the senior citizen vote.

    "At some point you've got to stand up and be counted and you have to take a vote, and I've done that," says Lincoln.

    Major poles still have Lincoln leading the democratic side with Halter less than seven points behind and Morrison trailing the two.

    And with this debate so far into the campaign, analysts say the likelihood of a major vote swing is highly unlikely.

    For more on the May 18 primaries, check out our Vote 2010 section here on todaysthv.com. You can learn more about these three candidates and all the candidates runnig in statewide elections by checking out our Profiling the Candidates section.


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