March 10th, 2010
03:27 PM ET

Where does Sen. Blanche Lincoln stand on the issues?

Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Arkansas, is gearing up for what many believe will be a tough re-election campaign as she vies for her third term in the U.S. Senate. Recent polls indicate that Lincoln's approval ratings have dropped over the past year, and she represents a state that voted for Republican presidential candidate John McCain by a margin of 20 percentage points in 2008.

Last week, Lincoln kicked off her ad campaign for the upcoming Democratic primary with a commercial that said, "I don't answer to my party, I answer to Arkansas." In the 30-second-spot, Lincoln depicts herself as a Washington outsider by listing four issues that she says she voted against even though they were generally backed by Democrats. The Fact Check Desk decided to see if these claims are consistent with her voting record.

Fact Check: What's Lincoln's voting record like when it comes to the issues outlined in her newest commercial?

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