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Outside groups take Cotton to task on domestic violence, veterans' benefits

Posted By on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM

How can you tell we're 31 days out from the election? (Besides looking at the calendar.) Campaign ads are hitting harder. Above, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) uses a domestic violence survivor's story of abuse to highlight Tom Cotton's vote against the Violence Against Women Act

"I was unrecognizable, and I was black from my shoulder down to my ankle," Stacy Malcum says in the ad. "You feel alone, when you’re being abused. I felt like I couldn’t get away. Having the women’s shelter there, it saved my life."

Below, Voter Vets, a progressive veterans group, takes Cotton to task for voting for the 2013 Republican Study Committee budget, which included reducing federal cost of living adjustments by using a "chained" Consumer Price Index. That would, over time, mean fewer Social Security and veterans' benefits. 

The ad features Vietnam veteran John Simmons, of Little Rock, and ends like this:

“Do I respect Tom Cotton’s military service? I sure do. Trust him enough to send him to the Senate? Not a chance.”

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