It’s looking like Bill Halter might actually end up ahead of Blanche Lincoln tonight, though it’s of course a run-off either way. But Lincoln is speaking right now. And I must say, she’s got the sound of a loser in this speech. She seems kind of shell-shocked. She started off saying that she’d been written off and now is back. But I mean, that’s not true. The consensus was that she’d win tonight with a good margin and quite possibly win outright and avoid a run-off. Now she’s got a real fight on her hands.
If you’re watching this speech, I’d be curious to hear your take.
Late Update: Votes are coming in now in Pulaski County and it’s looking more likely that Lincoln will squeak out a plurity. But it’s still extremely close.
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