Tagged: tom cotton

Now It Really Begins (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/10/2014 2:20 pm

The dismal summer of 2014 doesn't bode well for Democrats. But whether it's enough to push Republicans and others over the line in November is yet to be seen.

Health Law Factors into Governor's, Senate Races in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/31/2014 7:41 am

Running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, Mark Pryor and Mike Ross find themselves under attack on the health care reform law and attempting to navigate around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices.

Mark Pryor Launches Women's Issues Coalition

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2014 11:42 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor launched a coalition Thursday to tout his positions supporting raising Arkansas' minimum wage and pay equity as he tries to turn out the women's vote in his re-election campaign.

Mark Pryor Defends Campaign Ad Invoking Ebola Outbreak

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/27/2014 4:07 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is defending his campaign TV ad that invokes the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican rival over medical disaster funding, saying he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.

Mike Huckabee Backs Tom Cotton's Bid for US Senate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/26/2014 7:33 am

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee accused U.S. Senate Democratic leaders of obstruction on Monday as he campaigned in his home state for Republican Tom Cotton, backing a candidate who has the support of conservative groups with whom he's tangled over the years.

Arkansas Races Attract National Figures (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/24/2014 12:46 pm

The parade of national Republican Party figures through Arkansas touting the GOP's candidates underscores just how much the party is counting on a state that had once been considered a Democratic stronghold.

Mitt Romney Casts Cotton-Pryor Senate Race as Way to Fight Obama

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/21/2014 2:39 pm

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. 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?

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.

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.

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.

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."

'I'm Warm, Dammit' (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 7/2/2014 10:28 am

Forced to confront the issue of likability in recent weeks, Republican senatorial candidate Tom Cotton has gone on a "charm offensive," according to one news outlet. But likability isn't as important as we tend to believe, and Cotton's political troubles have roots in more serious matters related to his performance.

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.