Friday, July 11, 2014

The Pryors hit the campaign trail

Posted By on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM

click to enlarge NEWSMAKER: David Pryor hits top of page one.
  • NEWSMAKER: David Pryor hits top of page one.
David and Barbara Pryor have hit the campaign trial for their son, Mark, the U.S. senator and press clippings assembled by the Pryor campaign paint a postive picture of the effort.

David Pryor, the former congressman and governor, knows a few things about making points. Sample the Magnolia Reporter's account:

Pryor said that Cotton is out-of-step with Arkansas politics, including the three other U.S. representatives from Arkansas who are also Republicans.

“Congressman Cotton has been there for 18 months. He has never yet offered his theory or his cure for the health care crisis in America. All he does is condemn. He has voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All of the other (delegation members) voted for. He has voted against decreasing the interest rates on student loans,” Pryor said.\

Cotton has voted against Pell grants for students. He has voted to privatize Medicare and to increase fees for Medicare access, Pryor said.

Pryor remembered the statement of former House speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, who said that, “All politics is local.” Pryor says that, “All politics is personal.”

Republican Rep. Tom Cotton out of touch? Hey. That sounds like a theme. Particularly when the facts back it up.

Noted: If this race was about parents it would really be tight. I've met Tom Cotton's father, Len, and everyone says his mother Avis, is equally charming. 

The Pryors coverage this week included Texarkana, Arkadelphia and Hot Springs. Their work also drew mentions in such national publications as Roll Call.

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