Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) says Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's newly launched primary with Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) could actually help the incumbent.

Amidst the chaos of filing for the Arkansas Senate race on Monday, Boozman said in a brief interview with The Ballot Box that he was pressing forward as before.

"I don’t know that it really affects my race," he said. "But it certainly has thrown a kink into things. A tough primary forces people to get organized and helps them in that regard."

Boozman said his own newly launched campaign has been going better than he could have anticipated. He's also locked in a primary, with state Sen. Gilbert Baker and a wide field of GOP candidates.

He promised an exciting election year.

"People like you will be writing books about this one," he said.