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  Lincoln, Blanche Lambert
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameBlanche Lambert Lincoln
Address
Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas , United States
EmailNone
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Born September 30, 1960 (58 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedPaul
Feb 24, 2013 04:35pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Married - Episcopalian - Straight -
InfoSenator Blanche L. Lincoln made history on November 3, 1998, when she became the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Senate. She is only the second woman to win a U.S. Senate seat representing Arkansas, following in the footsteps of Hattie Caraway.

She began her second term as United States Senator when she was sworn in on January 3rd, 2005. Lincoln was sent back to the United States Senate after receiving more than 580,000 votes, the highest total cast for a candidate to the U.S. Senate and the second highest total for a statewide candidate in Arkansas election history. Her first term was marked by a solid list of accomplishments; a willingness to seek bipartisan solutions and a fierce loyalty to the people of Arkansas and their values.

In her first term, Senator Lincoln’s leadership on issues affecting working families and veterans, particularly those living in rural areas, set her apart as an up and coming leader in the Senate. Her colleagues took notice and beginning with her second term, she is serving the Senate Democratic Caucus as Chair of Rural Outreach, a leadership post created by Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, to rebuild the party’s relationship with rural states. Lincoln has also been appointed as one of only two Senators serving on the National Democratic Party’s Presidential Primary Timing Commission to look at possible changes in the national Democratic primary schedule.

She remains a member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. From these platforms, Senator Lincoln will continue as a leading voice on national priorities like social security, tax policy, education, health care, alternative energy, hunger, nutrition, and veteran’s benefits.

With an eye toward the ever increasing challenges before the nation, Lincoln believes it will take a new spirit of bipartisanship and innovative thinking for Congress to respond effectively. To further that aim, she agreed to be an original co-chair of a new organization called “The Third Way,” to craft practical and creative solutions to old problems.

She has also emerged as a national leader in the fight against hunger. Senator Lincoln founded and currently chairs the Senate Hunger Caucus to help focus the attention of her colleagues and the nation on the millions of American families, especially children, who suffer from food insecurity.

Lincoln was first elected to public office in 1992 as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the First Congressional District in Arkansas, and marking the first time a woman had ever won this post. She was a founding member of the “Blue Dog” Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats .

Hailing from Helena, Arkansas – where her mother, Martha Kelly Lambert, still resides – Lincoln comes from a seventh-generation Arkansas farm family. Lincoln received a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and studied at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Blanche and her husband, Dr. Steve Lincoln, are the proud parents of twin boys, Reece and Bennett Lincoln.


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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/13/2010-01/15/2010 Talk Business 38.00% ( 11.0) 56.00% ( 16.0) 6.00% ( 4.0)
11/30/2009-12/02/2009 Research 2000 41.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
10/14/2009-10/28/2009 University of Arkansas 43.00% ( 11.0) 34.00% ( 14.0) 23.00% ( 4.0)
09/08/2009-09/10/2009 Research 2000 43.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
08/21/2009-08/24/2009 Public Policy Polling 36.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
07/13/2009-07/15/2009 Talk Business 49.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
10/01/2008-10/21/2008 University of Arkansas 54.00% ( 5.0) 20.00% ( 3.0) 27.00% ( 1.0)
03/06/2008-03/11/2008 Opinion Research Associates Inc 60.00% ( 5.0) 17.00% ( 11.0) 14.00% ( 5.0)
01/23/2008-01/27/2008 Global Strategy Group (D) 43.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
11/09/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 55.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 09, 2010 05:30pm General Root Canal'd! Lincoln Misses DADT Vote In Dentist Chair  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 15, 2010 06:00pm General Lincoln: 'Win or lose, I’m a Dem'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Dec 29, 2009 02:50am Statement Lincoln: Health care will be issue through election  Article Jason 
Nov 24, 2009 02:00am News Healthcare’s dealbreakers: Blanche Lincoln wants to focus on jobs  Article Scott³ 
Feb 03, 2008 12:00pm General [Blanche] Lincoln not taking sides in primary  Article DFWDem 
Apr 28, 2005 01:00pm Commentary Blanche [Lincoln], Mark [Pryor] stay put with Democrats  Article DFWDem 

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RACES
  11/02/2010 AR US Senate Lost 36.95% (-20.96%)
  06/08/2010 AR US Senate - D Runoff Won 52.00% (+3.99%)
  05/18/2010 AR US Senate - D Primary Won 44.50% (+1.97%)
  01/03/2009 Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairperson Won 57.14% (+14.29%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 AR US Senate Won 55.90% (+11.83%)
  05/18/2004 AR US Senate - D Primary Won 83.09% (+66.19%)
  11/03/1998 AR US Senate Won 55.07% (+12.85%)
  06/09/1998 AR US Senate - D Runoff Won 62.39% (+24.79%)
  05/19/1998 AR US Senate - D Primary Won 45.49% (+18.14%)
  11/08/1994 AR District 1 Won 53.40% (+6.81%)
  11/03/1992 AR District 1 Won 69.83% (+39.66%)
  05/19/1992 AR District 1 - D Primary Won 61.17% (+22.34%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  04/24/2017 US Secretary of Agriculture Lost 0.00% (-87.88%)
  05/20/2014 AR Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-84.41%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
AR US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
AR US President - D Primary - May 18, 2004 D Wesley Clark