Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The most popular Democrat in America . . .

is Bill Clinton.

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!'"

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.

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