Blanche Lincoln

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Blanche Lambert Lincoln (September 30, 1960) is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 1999 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, she was first elected to the Senate in 1998; she was the first woman elected to the Senate from Arkansas since Hattie Caraway in 1932 and youngest woman ever elected to the Senate at age 38.

Blanche Lincoln, 2007


  • I’ve always tried to do what was best for Arkansas, even if it meant taking on my party, the president, the Wall Street banks or the Washington unions that spent $10 million to defeat me
    • [1] she says in the ad
  • If you think campaigning is easy, it’s not. It’s fun. It can be fun. But at some point when you’re spending 18 hours a day, seven days a week out on the road, it’s a grind’ and it can be
    • [2] she told the boys
  • Public service is not just reserved for a few. Just because I’m not an elected official that doesn’t mean I’ll give up. We all need to be engaged, it takes all of us to solve problems
    • [3] Lincoln says she still feels a sense of duty

Quotes about person/work[edit]

  • She’s recognized the generic Democrat has trailed the generic Republican since January in Arkansas, and that’s what she has battled to overcome all year. She did not deny that a primary election challenge made that overall objective more difficult
    • [4] said spokeswoman Katie Laning Niebaum
  • Lincoln has her own record of deregulating Wall Street and opposing the public option to thank for her political demise
    • [5] said PCCC’s Adam Green

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