Tom Cotton: Too extreme even for reddening Arkansas | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tom Cotton: Too extreme even for reddening Arkansas

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM

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New video from the Mark Pryor campaign underscores the potential local impact of Republican Rep. Tom Cotton's multiple votes against disaster aid funding. These were votes that — had Cotton  not been in a lonely minority — could have had real meaning for tornado-hit areas in Arkansas. Mayflower officials talk on the video, which will get more airing.

Here, the Washington Post writes about that and other examples of Cotton's anti-government philosophy. The Violence Against Women Act, an increase in the Arkansas minimum wage, the private option health insurance expansion. These, and other issues to which Cotton is either opposed or avoiding, make the Post wonder if the Tea Party worldview is too extreme even in red states.

UPDATE: In other campaign news, the senator's parents, former Sen. David and Barbara Pryor will begin campaigning the state for their son this month. Said a news release:

David and Barbara Pryor will hit the road this week in their first official campaign swing of 2014. With Sen. Mark Pryor hard at work in Washington, the much-beloved former senator and first lady will travel across the Natural State meeting with voters, firing up grassroots volunteers and emphasizing the important choice Arkansans face in November.

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