(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton heads home Wednesday to help out a fellow Democrat facing a very tough re-election bid.
The former president teams up with Sen. Blanche Lincoln in his native Arkansas at an event in Little Rock to celebrate the lawmaker's one year anniversary as chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
"As Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, which oversees nearly one-third of our state's economy, my top priority is utilizing this leadership position as a pipeline for jobs and economic opportunity for our state. I am grateful for President Clinton's support in this election and look forward to celebrating what I consider 'Arkansas's Committee' with my fellow Arkansans on September 8," says Lincoln in a statement.
Clinton backed the two-term senator in the primary and campaigned in person with her in the days before June's runoff contest, helping the senator fend off a tough challenge from Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who enjoyed support from many progressives and union leaders.
Lincoln now faces four-term Republican Rep. John Boozman in November's general election. Polls of Arkansas voters suggest Boozman is heavily favored in the contest.
While in Arkansas, Clinton will also appear at an event with congressional candidate Chad Causey, who Clinton also backed in the primaries. Causey faces Republican Rick Crawford for the seat left open by the retirement of Democratic Rep. Marion Berry.
–CNN's Charles Riley contributed to this report