by Max Brantley
Sen. Blanche Lincoln's campaign has been whining for days about opponent Bill Halter's required financial disclosure form. He sent it along yesterday.
He reports $60,000 in pay as director of a California pharmaceuticals company and a healthy portfolio of investments, mostly mutual funds. Of the holdings, seven are valued at $100,000 to $250,000 and three are valued at $250,000-$500,000 and one is valued between $500,000 and $1 million. His largest debt is a mortgage of $500,000 to $1 million on a farm valued between $1 and $5 million. In addition to the $250,000-$500,000 he loaned his campaigns for lieutenant governor, Halter also loaned $100,000 to $250,000 $50,000 to $100,000 to his Senate campaign.