Tagged: tom cotton

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 4:02 pm

The dust has settled on the midterms and the GOP takeover that occurred in Arkansas, but more importantly, the political ads have ceased.

Tom Cotton: Order Would Hurt Bipartisanship Chances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 7:15 am

Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton said Monday that the president's anticipated move to protect millions of immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation would be a setback for chances at bipartisan cooperation in Washington.

Midterm Shows Long-Term Arkansas Shift (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2014 8:50 pm

Angry with a president who will be out of office in a little over two years, voters resoundingly ended Arkansas' tradition as a Democratic holdout in the South and handed Republicans control of the state.

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 11/7/2014 8:08 am

Tuesday night was one for the record books in Arkansas, from the federal races at the top of the ballot all the way down to local contests. On Tuesday, the GOP took total control of the Arkansas congressional delegation by winning the remaining U.S. Senate seat (Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor) and all four House seats, which according to the Washington Post, was the first time they’d held every congressional seat in 141 years.

Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 11/5/2014 4:38 pm

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.

Tom Cotton Unseats Mark Pryor in Senate, Part of GOP Wave

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 7:02 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday in Arkansas, in an expensive and heated race that the GOP viewed as crucial to its efforts to win the Senate and highlighted a GOP wave in Arkansas. Republicans made gains in the U.S. Senate, and Cotton, 37, was projected the winner early Tuesday night.

AP Analysis: Anti-Obama Mood Sinks Pryor, Other Arkansas Democrats

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 6:36 am

As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas' congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried to talk about the health overhaul in personal terms rather than run away from his vote for it.

Your #ARPX Election Day Podcast With Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford & Lance Turner

by Lance Turner 11/4/2014 8:39 am

The day is finally here. On this (rainy) Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford join me for a special podcast wrapping up the 2014 midterm elections.

Price No Object, Campaigns Fill Any Last Ad Space

by Associated Press 11/3/2014 11:09 am

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads. Some of you might even argue it was a nightmare.

Arkansas Poll Mixed for State Dems, GOP (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2014 2:13 pm

Regardless of how they may feel about Democratic Party candidates, voters seem to be embracing a minimum wage increase that has been a key part of the party's campaign.

Arkansas Senate Rivals Trade Out-of-Touch Claims

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2014 2:10 pm

The multimillion-dollar and nationally watched race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has turned into a test of which candidate can paint the other as out of touch with Arkansas.

Chris Christie Visits Arkansas to Tout GOP Candidates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/31/2014 10:55 am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie touted the Republican Party's nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in Arkansas on Friday, as the GOP tries to build on its recent gains in a state that had been a Democratic holdout in the South.

Tom Cotton, Asa Hutchinson Lead Big in Arkansas Poll

by Lee Hogan 10/30/2014 10:22 am

Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor led their Democratic opponents by double digits in a poll released Thursday by the University of Arkansas.

#ARPX: What to Watch on Election Day (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/29/2014 4:01 pm

It's the penultimate Arkansas Business #ARPX column of 2014! Before next week’s post-election wrap-up, we’ve once again asked Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford to weigh in on what we’ve seen — and will seen — in these final days of the midterm campaign.

Arkansans Have Endured 80k Political Ads Worth $33.1M

by Lee Hogan 10/24/2014 9:46 am

According to extensive research by The Center for Public Integrity, Arkansans have been inundated with $33.1 million worth of television ads this election season.

#ARPX: It’s the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/22/2014 4:06 pm

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.

The Clintons: Democrats' 2014 Super Surrogates

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 10:59 am

Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question.

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 1:07 pm

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more?

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 9:30 am

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more?