Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas triumphed Tuesday over a well-funded challenge on her left, proving an exception to an anti-incumbent tide this election season. . . . On an anti-establishment night, Lincoln proved the exception. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter last month had forced her into Tuesday's runoff for the Democratic Senate nomination, aided in part by big-spending from the AFL-CIO and other labor groups. The campaign turned on Lincoln's refusal to back government-run health insurance and easier union organizing. . . . "President Clinton called me tonight when it was clear we were going to win," she wrote, "and said, 'Blanche, you're the new Comeback Kid!'"http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2010-06-08-primaries_N.htm
In race after race, Obama's support is toxic, but Clinton still delivers.
Last night, it was Clinton for Lincoln against $10 million in union money and the national pro Obama blogosphere for Halter. Clinton's campaign efforts were more helpful.