Tagged: mark pryor

The Debate Over 'Partisan Polling' (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 8/20/2014 3:51 pm

As the number of polls being released continues to rise, so have the number of critics crying foul over the assumed biases of so-called “partisan polling." Can partisan polls be trusted, or are they just tools used to push an agenda?

Fort Smith, Rogers Airports Get Sizable FAA Grants

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 11:04 am

The Fort Smith Regional Airport and the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport are the recipients of two grants, totaling more than $8 million, that will go toward upgrades at each facility.

Gains From GOP Immigration Push Unclear (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2014 7:43 am

The ad war Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Tom Cotton are waging over border security highlights just how much the GOP is counting on the immigration issue to boost their odds in the fight for an Arkansas Senate seat. Based on Arkansas' history, it's far from certain whether it's a strategy that will offer gains.

Immigration Heats Up Arkansas Senate Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2014 4:12 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Tom Cotton targeted each other's records on border security Thursday in competing television ads, signaling the importance of the immigration issue in a race that could help determine which party controls the chamber.

New Ads Buys Escalate Arkansas Senate Race

by Associated Press 8/6/2014 3:52 pm

Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Tuesday began a $3.6 million ad blitz against Republican Tom Cotton as one of the longest and most intense Senate races in the nation moved toward the final stretch.

Democrats Hit Tom Cotton on Children's Hospital Vote

by Associated Press 8/5/2014 10:06 am

Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Tuesday began a $3.6 million ad blitz against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, starting with his vote against funding pediatric research at an Arkansas hospital.

Two Races and Our Political Future (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 7/30/2014 9:58 am

Political races for Senate and Governor in Arkansas have the potential to redefine the political landscape in Arkansas for many years to come, and the outcomes will have far-reaching implications for the state's economic, social and political future.

Mark Pryor Pitches Jobs Legislation

by Associated Press 7/25/2014 1:35 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is sponsoring legislation to limit tax breaks for companies that move operations overseas and to require most publicly financed projects to use American-made steel and iron as he faces a tough re-election fight.

Mark Pryor Holds Manufacturing Summit in Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 7/18/2014 12:41 pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor met with various Arkansas manufacturing companies Friday morning in Little Rock to discuss the improvement of job opportunities in the sector.

Tom Cotton Says He's Raised $2.28M During Quarter

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/14/2014 9:53 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign says he's raised $2.28 million over the last three months in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, outpacing the incumbent lawmaker in their increasingly heated and expensive Senate race.

Top Senate Democrat Blocks Votes on Gun Proposals

by Associated Press 7/10/2014 9:45 am

The legislation was seen as a political boon to Democratic senators from GOP-leaning states who co-sponsored the bill and face competitive re-election races this November. That included the chief Democratic sponsor, Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, plus co-sponsors Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mark Begich of Alaska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, John Walsh of Montana and Mark Udall of Colorado.

Pryor Campaign Edits Tornado Video After Complaint

by Associated Press 7/8/2014 4:24 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says it's removing portions of online campaign videos that were shot on property destroyed in a tornado after the property owner said he was misled about the use of the footage.

Senate Democrats Steer Campaigns Away from Obamacare

by Associated Press 7/7/2014 7:52 am

Democrat Mark Pryor has represented Arkansas in the Senate for two terms, yet one of his TV ads begins with a man saying, "I remember when Pryor was attorney general." A woman adds that he pursued "scam artists that were ripping off seniors."

Faith at Issue in Arkansas Senate Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/3/2014 9:29 am

More fighting words in the closely watched Senate race in Arkansas. This time it's about religion. GOP congressman Tom Cotton said Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor believes, quote, "faith is something that only happens at 11 o'clock on Sunday mornings."

Mark Pryor Says Tom Cotton Questioned His Faith

by Associated Press 7/2/2014 2:47 pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is accusing Republican rival Tom Cotton of questioning his religious beliefs for an interview where Cotton said the Democratic lawmaker thinks that "faith is something that only happens at 11 o'clock on Sunday mornings."

Mark Pryor Surviving Despite TV Ad Onslaught

by Associated Press 6/30/2014 1:52 pm

In a state where Democrats have become an endangered species in the past decade, the televised onslaught ought to have long since laid flat the Senate incumbent perhaps most vulnerable come November.

Tom Cotton Defends Vote Against Delta Agency

by Associated Press 6/13/2014 7:53 am

Arkansas Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton on Thursday defended his vote to abolish a federal agency formed to assist the Mississippi River Delta, telling leaders from the region that taxpayers aren't getting a good return from the spending.

Mark Pryor Proposes Curbs on Veterans' Wait Times

by Associated Press 6/12/2014 1:08 pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas has proposed legislation to prevent veterans from being dropped from the VA health care system following long periods between doctor's appointments.

A Bold Stance On A Stormy Issue (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 6/11/2014 11:25 am

Democrats have been making hay over Tom Cotton's votes against federal disaster relief aid. On the surface, it seems like an open-and-shut case. But the facts shine a different light on Democrats' claims.

Burn, Baby, Burn (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 6/4/2014 1:00 pm

On Tuesday President Obama unveiled new carbon emission standards for power plants, giving Arkansas the unprecedented ability to determine its own plan for meeting those standards. The political and economic challenges in Arkansas are significant, and the outcomes will greatly influence our collective future.