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Tuesday night we accomplished the incredible. Bill Halter, the Lieutenant Governor from Arkansas, held incumbent U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln to well under 50% of the vote. With most of the votes counted, Blanche Lincoln finished with 44.5% and we had 42.5%. Clearly, Arkansans don't think Washington is working for them, and they aim to put someone in the Senate who will never forget who they work for - the people.

The Arkansas Senate primary now goes to a runoff, to be decided in less than three weeks on Tuesday June 8th. The latest poll (taken by DFA right after the election) has Bill Halter winning the runoff 48% to 46%.1 And Arkansas Election Line now rates this race as Lean Halter.2

We need your help to win. Blanche Lincoln and her corporate backers have and will spend millions, trying to buy this Senate seat instead of letting the people decide for themselves. Bill Halter is standing up for working families, and holding Wall Street accountable. He's their enemy #1.

If we're going to win on June 8th, we need you to get involved.

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It's because of people like you that we've gotten this far. You've told your friends about this campaign. You've volunteered and phonebanked from home, calling tens of thousands of voters on Election Day and helping us win. You joined us on Election Night in person and online. And you've given us money to continue our campaign for change.

We need you on our team. Click here to join us today.

Thank you. Together, we’re going to win this thing on June 8th.

Carol Butler
Campaign Manager
Bill Halter for U.S. Senate

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  1. Research 2000/DFA poll: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/...
  1. TalkBusiness.net article: http://talkbusiness.net/...

Update: Watch Bill's election night speech, now up on YouTube:

Originally posted to Bill Halter for US Senate on Thu May 20, 2010 at 08:35 AM PDT.

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