Tagged: mark pryor

NPR: Pryor-Cotton Race Promises a Long 15 Months

by Mark Carter 8/26/2013 03:15 pm

The 2014 U.S. Senate race pitting Democrat incumbent Mark Pryor and Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton figures to be a doozie. It's already shaping up that way. NPR reports on the brewing battle that's already included some jabs

Arkansas GOP Grapples with Health Law Fight (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2013 03:04 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman won office both vowing to kill the president's signature health care law. Now the two rivals are clashing over who hates the health overhaul more.

Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Connection Means Taxpayers Pay More for Rogers Airport Tower

by Lance Turner 8/14/2013 10:24 am

Thanks to legislation supported by Mark Pryor and Steve Womack, taxpayers are "increasingly picking up the tab for the control tower" at the Rogers airport, which is home to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s corporate fleet, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Mark Pryor's Bid Different Than Blanche Lincoln's (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2013 03:34 pm

A two-term moderate Democrat in Arkansas faces an uphill re-election fight, battling an anti-Obama tide in a race that's turned into a key battleground for control of the U.S. Senate. The story sounds familiar, but the comparison may not go much further than that.

Club for Growth Ready to Back Tom Cotton for U.S. Senate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2013 01:21 pm

Two conservative advocacy groups said Wednesday they're prepared to back Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year, an early signal of the national attention and dollars the Arkansas race figures to attract.

Sinclair Profit Drops But Broadcast Revenue Up 28 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/7/2013 11:06 am

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is the ABC affiliates owned by Allbritton Communications, reports a drop in second-quarter profit while broadcast revenue rose 28 percent.

In Dardanelle, Tom Cotton Announces Run for US Senate Seat in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2013 07:32 am

First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton announced Tuesday he's challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, accusing the incumbent of representing President Barack Obama more than Arkansas as they geared up for a costly and heated election fight.

Democrats Launch Website Against Tom Cotton

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/5/2013 01:09 pm

Arkansas Democrats welcomed Tom Cotton to the Senate race Monday on the eve of his expected entry with a website blasting the freshman Republican lawmaker as "reckless" for his votes on disaster relief, student loans and other issues.

David Weigel Asks, How Doomed Are Democrats in the Senate?

by Lance Turner 8/5/2013 10:04 am

Slate political writer David Weigel today looks at early U.S. Senate race prognostications by Democratic strategists and finds -- surprise! -- that the Mark Pryor/Tom Cotton match-up figures prominently.

Bill Halter's Exit Creates Hope for Arkansas Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/5/2013 07:33 am

The former lieutenant governor's decision to drop out of the governor's race is a boon to Mike Ross, the former congressman who now has a clear path to the Democratic nomination.

Mark Pryor: Tom Cotton has Alienated Arkansas with Votes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/2/2013 10:57 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday accused expected Republican rival Tom Cotton of alienating farmers, students and many others since joining Congress in January, and said he hopes Arkansas voters don't waste one of the state's two Senate seats by backing the freshman lawmaker.

Mark Pryor Rips Tom Cotton Vote Against Student Loan Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/1/2013 10:42 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is wasting little time going after expected Republican rival Tom Cotton, criticizing the freshman congressman for voting against a measure aimed at lowering the costs of borrowing for college for millions of students.

AP Source: Tom Cotton Will Run for Mark Pryor's U.S. Senate Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 10:15 am

A person who has spoken with Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton says the freshman Republican congressman will announce next week that he's challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

USDA Says China Stopping Imports of Arkansas Fowl

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:20 am

Federal agriculture officials told members of Arkansas' congressional delegation Tuesday that China has stopped importing the state's poultry products.

Mark Pryor Raises More Than $1.2M During Quarter

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/15/2013 10:39 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says it's raised more than $1.2 million over the past three months as he prepares for a tough fight to keep his Arkansas seat next year.

Tom Cotton Keeps Arkansas Republicans in Holding Pattern

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/8/2013 07:21 am

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's decision whether to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor won't just affect the Republican Party's bid to complete a sweep of the state's federal offices next year. It'll also determine how crowded a field the GOP will see in a least two other major races.

Democrats Are About to Start Running Ads Against Tom Cotton

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/27/2013 02:19 pm

Democrats won't wait for freshman Republican U.S. Rep Tom Cotton to announce whether he'll challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Left and Right Already Swinging at Mark Pryor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/17/2013 07:34 am

The conservative Club for Growth tags Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor as President Barack Obama's "closest ally" in the state. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control advocacy group says Pryor "let us down."

Tom Cotton Raises Profile in Washington (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/10/2013 07:31 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is turning into a hero among conservative activists who think he can topple the state's Democratic senator. Democrats are just as eager to take on a candidate they believe they can cast as too extreme.

Almost 10 Percent of Federal District Judgeships Vacant

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2013 12:00 am

As of last week, almost 10 percent of federal court judgeships were vacant, including one created when U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren of Fayetteville took senior status on Dec. 31.