Arkansas Senate hopefuls travel state on primary eve

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Candidates in the heated primaries for a United States Senate seat in Arkansas are criss-crossing the state on the eve of the state's primary election.

Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is traveling through northern and eastern Arkansas on Monday as she tries to fend off a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the primary. Halter will be traveling the state primarily in a recreational vehicle on a 25-hour tour counting down until the polls open.

Most polls show Lincoln leading Halter, but below the majority needed to win the nomination outrigh. Little Rock businessman D.C. Morrison, a third Democratic candidate, could win enough votes to force a June 8 runoff between Halter and Lincoln.

Congressman John Boozman, who's leading the seven other Republicans seeking the Senate nomination, will fly around the state for a series of rallies on Monday.

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