Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cotton reports $2.2 million haul for quarter, $700,000 more than Pryor

Posted By on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

click to enlarge FOLLOW THE MONEY: Tom Cotton outraised Mark Pryor in the 2nd quarter. Pryor people suggest Cotton was helped by billionaires who feted him, at their expense, at places like The Cloisters in Georgia.
  • FOLLOW THE MONEY: Tom Cotton outraised Mark Pryor in the 2nd quarter. Pryor people suggest Cotton was helped by billionaires who feted him, at their expense, at places like The Cloisters in Georgia.

Rep. Tom Cotton,
the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said his campaign raised $2.28 million in the second quarter of the year, $700,000 more than the $1.5 million incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor raised in the second quarter.

For the whole campaign, Cotton has raised about $7 million and Pryor about $9 million. (Those totals were not included in the Cotton news releae.) Judging by anecdotal observation of the tidal wave of independent TV advertising, Cotton enjoys a broad advantage in outside spending.

The Cotton campaign naturally touts the latest report as a positive trend and claims  a greater proportion of its giving from small donors.

Said Erik Dorey of Pryor's campaign:

"Frankly, we’re surprised it took this long for someone as ambitious as Congressman Cotton to rally his out-of-state billionaires behind his otherwise troubled candidacy. Last month, Cotton skipped arguably the most important annual festival for his congressional district in order to glad-hand with the Koch Brothers in California luxury. Cotton hasn't shown he cares much for Arkansans — just look at his votes against affordable student loans, disaster aid and equal pay for women."

The Pryor campaign also took pleasure in pointing out freebie trips Cotton has disclosed to pricey resorts to rub shoulders with big-dollar contributors — $1,260 paid by the Club for Growth took Cotton to an event at The Breakers in Palm Beach in March; $1,440 by the Heritage Foundation to go to the Royal Sonesta in Baltimore in February; and the $2,058 the American Enterprise Institute paid to take him to The Cloister at Sea Island, Ga., in March.

PS — Pryor says his campaign has more than $4 million on hand. The Cotton campaign hasn't released its cash position. The Hill speculates that could mean a big burn rate.

Tags: , , , ,

Speaking of...

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Consequences for violating the Freedom of Information Act

    I was happy to read in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today that Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley intends to file a charge of violation of the Freedom of Information Act against Rodney Forte, director of the Metroopolitan Housing Agency of Little Rock. Prosecution might be the only cure for arrogant and stupid public officials, who aren't limited to the housing agency.
    • Oct 30, 2014
  • The Democratic push for black voter turnout unsettles white Republicans

    Democratic groups are using racially charged images to turn out the black votes, nationally and in Arkansas, and Republicans aren't happy about it. Truth hurts.
    • Oct 30, 2014
  • More »

Most Shared

  • Koch mailer: We know who you are, we know if you vote

    Still more complaints rolling in — including from Republicans — about the mail campaign of the Koch-brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity to scare people into voting.
  • Pat Hays' NRA membership riles Republicans

    Democratic 2nd District Congress candidate Pat Hays is causing conniption fits among Republicans because a new TV ad shows him with his guns and mentions his long-time membership in the National Rifle Association.
  • Talk is cheap; state government isn't: Preparing for the new GOP order

    The state looks at rising prison and school costs in a world where the theme of Republican political campaigns is reducing government and cutting taxes. Does anybody in that party know arithmetic?
  • Live Review: Nahko and Medicine for the People at Rev Room

    Thursday night, Portland, Oregon’s Nahko and Medicine for the People brought their “musical medicine” to Little Rock’s Revolution Music Room, a fitting venue for the socially-conscious music collective. Their uplifting medley of folk, urban and world music, as well as hypnotizing videos featuring their music have enchanted activist-minded music fans across the world in the relatively short time they have been creating music together.
  • What about the Arkansas ballot issues?

    To give the legislature more power, the people less, a wetter state, longer term limits and a bump in the minimum wage.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation