The man responsible for electing Democrats to the Senate, DSCC chair Bob Menendez, told MSNBC this morning that he stands with Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Arkansas Senate primary. Menendez wouldn’t say whether the national party will spend money to defend Lincoln against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who’s running against her for the Democratic nomination with the backing of national progressive and labor groups, saying only that the DSCC is supporting her as it does all incumbent Democrats.
Menendez said Lincoln remains the party’s safest bet to keep the seat this fall. “I believe Blanche Lincoln would be our best candidate in the general election,” he said. Yesterday, Christina reported that many in the national Democratic establishment feel the same way.
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