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The 1998 United States Senate election in Arkansas was held November 3, 1998. Incumbent Dale Bumpers retired. U.S. congresswoman Blanche Lincoln was easily elected. Lincoln's popularity is linked to her centrist ideology.
Democrats have an overwhelming majority of registered voters, the Democratic Party of Arkansas is more conservative than the national entity. Two of Arkansas' three Democratic Representatives are members of the Blue Dog Coalition, which tends to be more pro-business, pro-military, and socially conservative than the center-left Democratic mainstream. Reflecting the state's large evangelical population, the state has a strong social conservative bent. Under the Arkansas Constitution Arkansas is a right to work state, its voters passed a ban on same-sex marriage with 74% voting yes, and the state is one of a handful that has legislation on its books banning abortion in the event Roe vs. Wade is ever overturned.
|Republican Primary results|
|Republican||Fay Boozman √||'||78%|
- Blanche Lincoln (D)- U.S. Congresswoman
- Fay Boozman (R)- State Senator
- Charley Heffley (RE)
|Arkansas Senate election 1998|
|Reform||Charley E. Heffley||18,896||2.7%|