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    Election 2010: Lincoln forced into runoff against Halter

    10:40 PM, May 18, 2010   |    comments
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    Already one of the most vulnerable incumbents seeking re-election this year, Lincoln is headed toward a June 8 runoff with Halter, extending what's already been one of the most bitter and expensive political fights in Arkansas history.

    Lincoln had said she would be ecstatic with either a runoff or a clear-cut victory in Tuesday's primary, but Halter has said that forcing her into a prolonged campaign would be close to a win for his bid.

    Outside groups on both sides, including the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, had pumped millions of dollars into the race.

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