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Blanche Lincoln under fire

By Juliet Eilperin
If it's not enough that Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) now has a primary opponent in the form of Arkansas' Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, she's also under pressure for not doing enough to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases on its own.

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group founded by David H. Koch, will kick off a campaign aimed at pushing lawmakers to block the EPA's scientific finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare.

The multi-million dollar campaign, which will include social networking and e-mail appeals as well as live events and paid radio and television advertising, will start March 22 in Hot Springs. Tim Phillips, the group's president, said that while Lincoln "has a decent story to tell" on the issue, seeing that she's joined Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in trying to overturn the EPA's finding, she needs to do more.

"An effective legislator, sure, she can get the president of her own party to do something on this," he said in an interview Monday.

The tour will target at least 50 House members and several senators, Phillips said, traveling to North Dakota, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, Indiana and Pennsylvania during its initial stage.

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Comments

Wow. This just handed the race over to the GOP for good. Not like Lincoln was going to breeze through before this, but still...

Get real....seriously. Republicans and Democrats are all the same.

Posted by: freeworld23 | March 1, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Wow. This just handed the race over to the GOP for good. Not like Lincoln was going to breeze through before this, but still...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | March 1, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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