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Incumbent Dem forced into runoff in Arkansas

Incumbent Dem forced into runoff in Arkansas --Short of 50 percent of vote, Blanche Lincoln must advance to June 8 contest 19 May 2010 Arkansas voters have delivered a muddled verdict on establishment politicians, thrusting Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a prolonged fight to keep her job while handing a sitting congressman the GOP nomination for the seat. Lincoln, already considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Washington, begins a three-week extension of her battle with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter for the Democratic nomination following the primary Tuesday. Halter, embraced by labor unions and groups on the left that soured on Lincoln, vowed to make the chance count.