Halter touts Senate bid in SW Arkansas

ARKADELPHIA, AR (AP) - Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is touring southwest Arkansas trying to rally support for his bid for the Democratic Senate nomination.

Halter toured Arkadelphia, Hope, Lewisville and Stamps on Tuesday, one week before the May 18 Democratic Senate primary. Halter planned to end the day visiting workers at the Cooper Tire plant in Texarkana during their shift change. Halter is challenging Sen. Blanche Lincoln for the Democratic nomination.

Most polls show Halter trailing Lincoln, but have the incumbent senator short of the majority needed to avoid a June 8 runoff. Little Rock businessman D.C. Morrison is also running in the primary.

Eight Republicans are seeking the GOP Senate nomination.

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