LITTLE ROCK – Democratic Senate hopeful Bill Halter’s campaign says he raised nearly twice as much as Sen. Blanche Lincoln in April as the primary for her Arkansas seat approaches.
Halter’s campaign announced Thursday he raised $579,761 between April 1 and April 28, the last reporting period before the May 18 primary. Halter spent more than $1 million and has $558,147 in the bank.
Lincoln’s campaign reported that she raised $300,933 during the same period, and spent nearly $1.5 million. She has more than $3.1 million in the bank.
He raised more, she spent more, she has more, and the race is tightening according to most measures of such things. Throw into the mix the very existence of people who (for whatever reason) are going to vote for D.C. Morrison, and I think the only thing we’re safe in saying at this point is that we won’t be going to bed too early on May 18th.