Tagged: tom cotton

It's About the Money (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/23/2014 02:43 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court changed the nature of political finance in Citizens United v. FEC. Four years later, the finance system is less regulated and awash in money. It stands to have a tremendous impact in the 2014 election and beyond.

Speaking at Farm Bureau Forum, Tom Cotton Defends 'No' Vote On Farm Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/22/2014 03:59 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Among Candidates Addressing Farm Bureau

by Associated Press 4/22/2014 07:34 am

Candidates for Arkansas' top offices, including a hotly contested U.S. Senate race, are speaking to a group of farmers during a daylong forum.

Debate Might Not Change Arkansas Senate Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 04:40 pm

With a proposal for a series of "Lincoln-Douglas style" debates around Arkansas with Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, Republican Rep. Tom Cotton could change the dynamics in a race that's mostly been waged through an increasingly costly television ad blitz.

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 4/16/2014 08:56 am

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. As a result, cracking the code of our complex electorate becomes an important priority - one that perhaps holds the key to victory.

Mark Pryor: $1.2M Raised in First 3 Months of '14

by Associated Press 4/15/2014 04:22 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says he's raised $1.22 million in the first three months of the year, trailing his Republican rival during the quarter but boasting a larger war chest in his re-election bid.

Tom Cotton: $1.3M Raised in 1Q for Senate Run

by Associated Press 4/15/2014 07:12 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign on Monday said he's raised more than $1.35 million in the first three months of the year in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas this fall.

Health Care and the GOP Dilemma (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/9/2014 01:00 pm

It has been an important week for proponents of the Affordable Care Act. Positive developments in enrollment and favorable economic conditions present a dilemma for Republicans, particularly those who pursue a singular strategy in November.

Ethics Complaint Against Tom Cotton Dismissed

by Associated Press 4/9/2014 12:51 pm

An ethics panel has dismissed a complaint that accused Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton of soliciting contributions illegally during a radio interview at his congressional office in the U.S. Capitol.

Wage Proposal Could Have Coattails (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2014 04:23 pm

Supporters of a minimum wage increase in Arkansas say they're hoping to win support from politicians on both sides of the aisle. But with two of their top candidates supporting the proposal, Democrats clearly hope the issue has coattails.

Putin and the Americans (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 3/26/2014 01:12 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea, an act that brought widespread international attention. What it means for the future of American-Russian relations merits the consider of the past work of Sen. J. William Fulbright and the current efforts of Rep. Tom Cotton.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 04:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

Democratic PAC Targets Tom Cotton on Farm Bill, Medicare

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/13/2014 02:56 pm

A political action committee on Wednesday announced a new television ad airing around Arkansas targeting Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton on Medicare and the Farm Bill, two issues that Democrats believe will be key in U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's fight for a third term.

Ad War Heats Up In Arkansas Senate Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/5/2014 02:30 pm

The television ad war in Arkansas' Senate race heated up on Wednesday, with Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and a conservative group each spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new spots airing statewide this week.

When Silence Is The Best Strategy (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 2/5/2014 02:21 pm

In the social media age, political campaigns often fall in the trap of responding to every campaign development - no matter how small or insignificant - for fear of missing an opportunity to score points. But is that always the best approach?

The Price Of Partisanship (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 1/15/2014 02:30 pm

The U.S. Senate race in Arkansas this November will be one of the most closely watched in the country. With business issues at the forefront, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has chosen a partisan path.

Arkansas Senate Candidates Hold Back Attacks (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/8/2013 12:13 pm

The bare-knuckle brawl that had been the Arkansas U.S. Senate race has entered its softer season, with both candidates toning down the rhetoric amid the holidays.

In New Ad, Mark Pryor Invokes Faith Ahead of 2014 Election

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 12/4/2013 01:58 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is invoking his Christian faith ahead of next year's election in his latest political speech and campaign ad.

WSJ Examines Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton Senate Race

by Lance Turner 12/3/2013 09:49 am

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the Mark Pryor/Tom Cotton race, which the newspaper says is key if Democrats want to retain control of the Senate.

In Little Rock, Tom Cotton Criticizes Health Care Law

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/22/2013 12:38 pm

Republican Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Friday continued to criticize the president's signature health care law ahead of next year's election when he hopes to unseat the lone Democrat in Arkansas' congressional delegation.