U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln sent out an urgent plea for campaign cash today so she can continue the fight for health care for all Americans.
I suspect she’ll get some cash. The question is where it will arise and what votes she takes as a consequence.
Lincoln, as we’ve noted often, is a favorite recipient of money from the health industry. As this compilation for the current Congress shows, she ranks 32d among 539 members of Congress and the president in campaign and PAC contributions from the health sector, with more than $1.9 million. Other Arkies: 94, Mike Ross with $921,000; 161, Marion Berry with $567,000; 170, Vic Snyder with $538,000; 194, Mark Pryor with $442,000, and 304, with a measly $267,000, John Boozman.