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Sens. Mark Pryor, Cory Booker visit Mayflower

By Ashley Nerbovig

This article was published May 31, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., visited Mayflower on Saturday to see the extent of the damage caused by the tornado and severe storms in April.

The pair will speak at 3 p.m in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at the state Capitol about the disaster aid that is being given to the counties affected by the storms, as well as the need for disaster-aid funds to be maintained for future disasters.

While Pryor has visited the disaster sites several times since the storms in order to make sure relief funds were getting to the right people, this will be the first time Booker has seen the extent of the damage, according to officials with Pryor's office. Booker, whose state was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, will talk to officials at the news conference about the importance of disaster relief assistance.

Read Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on this story.

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HM2 says... May 31, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

What business is it of Bookers?

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Pacorabone says... May 31, 2014 at 10:55 p.m.

And... Who exactly cares???

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Packman says... May 31, 2014 at 11:01 p.m.

Corey Booker cares as much about Arkansas as a piece of toilet paper cares about a pile of s$hit. Mark Pryor isn't just desperate, he's jumped the shark by using Cory Booker as some kind of asset. Mark Pryor has lost touch with Arkansas. He has got to go.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... May 31, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.

So we don't want no help from a United States Senator?

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djigoo says... June 1, 2014 at 12:28 a.m.

Oh, Arkansas...will you ever shed your inferiority complex?

If the first three posters have their way, no.

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Populist says... June 1, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.

One reason that Pryor should be kept is that he is well liked in the Senate. Pryor also can work across the aisle to get things done. He was one of the moderates who got the federal government back open. We need more moderates such as Pryor and fewer right wing and left wing nutcases.

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LevyRat says... June 1, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.

Well, LIBERAL TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRATS love photo ops and to spend money, it's time to Pryor to go, he is one of the biggest LIBERAL TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRATS in the Senate. This is just another example ..... why are we paying for a Senator from New Jersey to come to Mayflower? ........... spend, spend and spend more of our money!!!!!!!!

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nwar says... June 1, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.

Well levyrat, I'm more partial to "tax and spend democrats" than to " borrow and spend republicans." And I'd rather spend some federal bucks to help the folks hurt so badly by the tornado than to preserve tax loopholes for billionaires. Guess which side Cotton is on?

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LevyRat says... June 1, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.

nwar ........ I'm glad to hear that you think Senator Booker was a big help to these people in Mayflower and Vilonia .... please explain what HE DID other than spend more of our money traveling down to Arkansas! I wasn't there, maybe he helped clean up some area .... enlighten me.

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nwar says... June 1, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.

Levyrat - If Senator Pryor is attempting to g federal assistance for tornado victims and clean-up in Arkansas, then bringing the Senator from N.J. out to see the devastation seems like a good idea. This is particularly true because Tom Cotton voted not only against the Hurricane Sandy aid bill, but also against the much smaller bill that funded the flood insurance claims of Sandy victims. Maybe Booker will forgive how Cotton treated Hurricane Sandy victims.

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