Washington (CNN) – Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln raised $1.3 million in the first three months of 2010 and has $4.3 million cash on hand, her campaign said Tuesday.
But Lincoln's numbers indicate she has been unable to match the pace set by Lieutenant Gov. Bill Halter, who will face off against Lincoln in the Democratic senatorial primary - now only five weeks away.
While Halter has not released official fundraising totals for the first quarter, he was able to raise $2 million in the month of March alone, campaign spokeswoman Laura Chapin told CNN Tuesday.
Halter's challenge from the left makes Lincoln's already difficult re-election bid even more complicated. Should she defeat Halter in the Democratic primary, she will still face a Republican candidate in the general election.
In the months since Lincoln teamed up with Vice President Joe Biden to launch her re-election bid for a third term, she has faced criticism from labor unions and for what they describe as her move to the right in order to save her seat.
Lincoln has sought to portray herself as a Washington outsider, and in March launched a television ad taking aim at the "bunch of Washington D.C. unions" running ads accusing her of siding with big business over middle class workers.
Buh Bye democrat hack!
Bye Bye Blanche! It looks like you can't walk and chew gum at the same time. Mr. Halter, just tell me where to send the check.
Let us hope that Halter wins.........
As there is no way that the majority from this "conservative" district-–are going to elect someone from the loony left to this seat.
Blanche Lincoln was the only hope that the Democrats had for keeping this seat.
Same song different day. A Democrat having to act out of character to get elected. Sadly, Lincloln won't be able to wash that grime off. I know the voters of Arkansas are not as dumb as her buddy Biden and won't buy it.
I wish President Obama would throw his support behind the LT Governor Bill Halter a true Democrat!
Good riddance. She is such a phony. Blanche really has no business calling herself a Democrat.
Bye Bye BLANCHE!
Good!! She votes like a republicant anyway.
Blanche Lincoln is a goner after the primary.
But that said, I don't think Halter has a chance in the general.
Vote Congress out, “you are fired” if they are in. Vote them out this fall no matter what party they belong to, and in the next election and every election going forward until they become the servants of the people once more.
CONGRESS YOU ARE FIRED!
Buh bye, Blanche.
you reap what you sow
But you are a republikkkan Blanche.
I am happy to say 50 of my dollars went to Mr. Halter and I live in TX
If another Democrat runs against Lincoln, I'll vote for them. But, I'll NEVER vote for a Republican over her.
Golly gee, I wonder why!! Sold out her party!
You reap what you sow Blanche...Considering the State you are from you should know that already.
I say throw the bum out, lincoln is a disgrace