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Cotton says he's raised $2.28 million during quarter

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 14, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign said he's raised $2.28 million over the past three months in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, outpacing the incumbent lawmaker in their increasingly heated and expensive Senate race.

Cotton's campaign announced Monday that he raised the money during the fundraising period that ended June 30. Pryor's campaign on Friday announced he had raised $1.5 million during the same period.

Pryor was first elected in 2002 and is the only Democratic member of the state's congressional delegation. Cotton was elected in 2012 to represent south Arkansas' 4th Congressional District.

The race is one of the most closely watched in the country, with outside groups spending millions on television ads that have been blanketing the state.

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Dontcallmenames says... July 14, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

What's crazy is that it takes so much money to remind our state what a traitor Pryor is and how he voted with Obama 90% of the time.

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FreshAir says... July 14, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

Actually, Pryor voted with Obama on things that HELP states like Arkansas. If you had any clue what you were talking about you would know that Cotton has betrayed this state with his votes. This money is from the out of state donors that Cotton is loyal to. He doesn't care about this state and neither do they. They both have bigger fish to fry. Pathetic that you people would vote for hiom because of the party he claims to belong to. The guy does not care one bit about this state.

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NoUserName says... July 14, 2014 at noon

"Pathetic that you people would vote for hiom because of the party he claims to belong to."
That's rich.

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edo1962 says... July 14, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

From Portland, OR.

Good to see positive change going to happen at home. Go Cotton

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3rdWorldState says... July 14, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.

If by positive you mean going down the toilet, then yes. Change is coming. I cant wait until we kick a bunch of people off of their healthcare. That will so be positive.

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ThinkFree says... July 14, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

What's Obama's favorability rating now....Oh, that low. It's no wonder that Pryor's favorability mirrors....
Throw the bums out!!!

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carpenterretired says... July 14, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

That rascal Pryor caused 200000 working poor people to have health care with the ACA and a bunch of poor kids and old people have food to eat with food stamps.

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Populist says... July 14, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Cotton is going to need lots of fancy commercials to make people forget how he wants to cut school lunches and raise the ages for social security and medicare. I wonder if the Kochs have enough money to make Cotton appear to give a damn about Arkansans. I'm not sure that anybody has that much money.

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eagle22 says... July 14, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

Boy the Koch Bothers really paid off and all Cotton had to do was go to California, skip the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, and promise to do every thing they say.

How did an Arkansas boy get mixed up with these greedy nuts?

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Packman says... July 14, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

Hey FreshAir - Has Pryor taken any money from out of state donors?
Hey Populist - So, Pop, would you care to say how Pryor will make up that 30% deficit that sunk Blanche? Blacks voted for Blanche and will vote for Pryor based on historical analysis so Pryor will make no gains with this demographic. White guys that voted for Bozeman will generally vote for Cotton. That leaves a single demographic, white women, to make up that 30%. Are there enough white women voting in Arkansas for the math to work?
Regardless, Cotton must continue to remind voters of his stellar military record and the fact that Mark Pryor is a Democrat supporting the likes of Harry Reid and BH Obama. That's pretty much all he has to do. Mark Pryor can only ride his daddy's coattails for so long, and not having BH Obama's coattails this fall spells more problems for Pryor.
Hey carpenterretired - The problem with your data is those that signed up for "free" stuff under Obamacare were for the most part typical Democrat voters already addicted to a government handout that voted a straight line Democrat ticket regardless. Obamacare will net gain Pryor maybe 2 - 3%. With Pryor linked to Obama at the hip on all other issues important to Arkansans (guns, gays, God, immigration, baby killing, government overreach, gas prices, and crime), Pryor is in deep $hit.

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