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Midterm Election Update: Public Option Opponent Faces Runoff

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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The 2010 midterm election season has already started with several primaries. In Arkansas, Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln faced a tough challenge from Bill Halter.

Lincoln was criticized from the left for helping to eliminate the government-run public option from the affordable health insurance reform law.

While the polling shows that she received more votes, the results are too close to call. Therefore, she’ll be facing a runoff in June for the Democrats’ nomination. If she wins, she will then struggle against Republican criticism for voting in favor of healthcare reform–though she voted against the accompanying reconciliation package.

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