Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) -- locked in a tough runoff with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in Arkansas' June 8 Democratic Senate primary runoff -- wants progressives back home to know something about her: She stood up to Wall Street.
Lincoln's latest advertisement -- which seems to be targeted at liberals in her party -- opens with none other than Rachel Maddow declaring: "Breaking news at this hour, the United States Senate has just passed the Wall Street reform bill."
And who do we have to thank for that?
"The Senate legislation was largely shepherded by Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln," the narrator says.
Big banks want the Lincoln plan killed. All the big guns are aiming at here. Lobbyists are lined up against her.
"But Blanche Lincoln is standing firm for Arkansas, for historic change."
The TPM Poll Average in the race shows Lincoln leading Halter 45.2% to 45.1%.