Lincoln gets Democratic challenger

(February 17, 2004) — (Hot Springs-AP) -- Senator Blanche Lincoln will be challenged in a Democratic primary this May. Lisa Burks of Hot Springs announced her candidacy Monday. She is the former president of the National Organization for Women's Hot Springs chapter and an ex-vice president of NOW's Arkansas chapter. She wants to challenge Lincoln for her support of Republican President George Bush's initiatives - such as the resolution for war in Iraq, the PATRIOT Act and the recent Medicare prescription drug bill. Lincoln said through a spokesman that she welcomes the challenge.