Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1993-97; U.S. Senate, 1999-2011 Born: Sept. 30, 1960; Helena, Ark. Residence: Little Rock Religion: Episcopalian Family: Husband, Steve Lincoln; two children Education: Randolph-Macon Woman's College, B.A. 1982 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; Energy & Natural Resources (National Parks; Public Lands & Forests; Water & Power); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy - Chairwoman); Special Aging
Defeated by Rep. John Boozman, R, in general election on November 2, 2010
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.