Pryor to Politico: Arkansas Democrats aren't dead yet | Arkansas Blog

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pryor to Politico: Arkansas Democrats aren't dead yet

Posted By on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 AM

GUNNING FOR VOTES: Mark Pryor, shown here at an outdoors store, cites his hunting weapons in Politico profile.
  • GUNNING FOR VOTES: Mark Pryor, shown here at an outdoors store, cites his hunting weapons in Politico profile.
Politico has a profile up on U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, the lone Democrat standing in the Arkansas congressional delegation in a state with a demonstrated antipathy toward President Obama.

You won't find Pryor speaking highly of Obama in the Arkansas context — he "doesn't connect well," said Pryor — but he will stand up for Democrats.

“The Democratic Party, it’s not dead like some people think it is.”

Pryor predicted a gubernatorial win for Mike Ross, the possibility of regaining seats in Congress and an even brighter outlook in 2016 if Hillary Clinton leads the ticket. He also continues to emphasize the positives of health care reform.

“I think that President Obama has in some ways what you would think of as a hard-left agenda in various ways, and that agenda is not popular in our state,” Pryor said, riding in the backseat of an aide’s pickup. “And a lot of that agenda I don’t support.”

But Pryor is not backing away from areas of the president’s agenda that he does support, even as polls show the senator’s support takes a hit once voters know he backs Obamacare.

“It has been a success,” Pryor says of Obamacare, citing a number of health insurance reforms and other benefits taking effect. “Probably we did get 80 percent [right], we have to go in and work on the 20 percent.”

Tags: , , , ,


Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Rutledge meddles in women's healthcare in Ohio

    Now Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is working to deprive Ohio women of healthcare. If her work in Arkansas is any indication, it won't be good for Ohio women.
    • Aug 13, 2018
  • State Hospital escapee captured in Memphis

    James Barrett,  who escaped from the Arkansas State Hospital Saturday was captured by U.S. marshals today at a Motel 6 in Memphis, KARK/Fox 16 reports.
    • Aug 13, 2018
  • Monday, Monday

    A slow start to the week. Here's the open line, plus some odds and ends of news and comment.
    • Aug 13, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Tom Cotton's influence on Trump's new security chief

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is getting credit for pushing President Donald Trump to select Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, Politico reports.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

  • Rick Crawford road tripping with Devin Nunes in Azerbaijan

    An Azerbaijan news agency reports on a visit from U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, Donald Trump's protector on the House Intelligence Committee, along with committee member, Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican from Arkansas's 1st Congressional District.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Monday, Monday

    • Nice leap, Sarge. I didn't say every one was faked, but you will note the…

    • on August 13, 2018
  • Re: Monday, Monday

    • Wrong, still, jhudd. This idiocy was pretty, and unlike the support you and Sarge might…

    • on August 13, 2018
  • Re: The open line: Checking the arc of the moral universe

    • Nice deflection, Sarge. When did I source Hannity? Ever. You, Sarge, right there, no different…

    • on August 13, 2018

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation