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In this photo taken Aug. 18, 2010, U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is interviewed at her campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Ark. Ignoring Republican complaints about wasteful federal spending, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is reminding voters _ in dollars _ of what's she's done for Arkansas during nearly 12 years in Washington. Defending projects typically derided as pork is a tricky stance for a vulnerable incumbent, but Lincoln has turned her re-election fight into an argument for pet projects.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

In this photo taken Aug. 18, 2010, U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is interviewed at her campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Ark. Ignoring Republican complaints about wasteful federal spending, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is reminding voters _ in dollars _ of what's she's done for Arkansas during nearly 12 years in Washington. Defending projects typically derided as pork is a tricky stance for a vulnerable incumbent, but Lincoln has turned her re-election fight into an argument for pet projects.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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