Arkansas' Sen. Lincoln says more than $1M raised

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln's campaign says she's raised more than $1 million over the past three months for her re-election bid.

Lincoln's campaign said Thursday that the incumbent senator has more than $4 million in the bank as she seeks a third term in office. Wednesday marked the deadline for first quarter contributions.

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is Lincoln's chief rival in the May 18 Democratic primary. Halter's campaign said Wednesday night that he had raised more than $2 million since launching his bid March 1.

A spokeswoman for Lincoln said the senator would release more complete fundraising numbers closer to the Federal Election Commission's April 15 deadline.

Eight Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination for Lincoln's seat.

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