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As the lone Democrat left in Arkansas’ congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor finds himself surrounded by Republicans, including a few who may be eyeing his job.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/12/2012

Print Headline: Democrat Mark Pryor seen as likely GOP target in ’14


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  • rainbowharold55
    November 12, 2012 at 6:21 a.m.

    Pryor? No Democrat, he.

    November 12, 2012 at 8:20 a.m.

    Pryor has long forgotten the State he is supposed to represent and carried the flag of the Liberal Left. He needs to go the way of Blanche!

    November 12, 2012 at 8:46 a.m.

    Pryor should run for Governor, an election he could win, because IMHO he has no chance to be re-elected to the Senate. He helped pass Obamacare, the hugely ineffective stimulus bill and other wastes of US tax dollars. In DC he has been more of the problem than any possible solution.

  • Marks
    November 12, 2012 at 9:09 a.m.

    If I were Pryor's spokesman, I wouldnt want to comment on the 2016 election either. I put his chances of lossing at between 60-70% today. The Arkansas Republicans will have to REALLY gear up for the 2014 elections: they will have Legislative races again, Constitutional Officers and a Governor's race and a Senate race. $$$!

  • rainbowharold55
    November 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

    What the? LETSBEREALISTIC ? Pryor is no liberal, not even a moderate. He votes 90% of the time with the Republicans. He needs to go, alright, and put a real Democrat in his place.

  • arky12
    November 12, 2012 at 11:17 a.m.

    Between Pryor and Ross, Pryor is the only true democrat, as far as blue dog dems are concerned. Having lived in Calif and Colo most of my left I was unfamiliar with the term blue dogs until I moved to AR in 2004. Ross sides with Republicans half the time and only Sen Pryor stands with his party. I will most definitely support him and work to take back control of the AR house from the GOP. We cannot allow the Koch Bros to take control of our state through their political apparatus the Tea Party which works only on behalf of the wealthiest and anyone who thinks differently needs to think again.

  • Jfish
    November 12, 2012 at 2 p.m.

    Someone needs to convince Beebe to run, he is probably about the only Democrat that would stand a chance.

  • aimee
    November 12, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.

    Arkansas is slowly being dragged back into the 19th century... I suppose our delegation will show up in full dress Confederate uniforms to prove how out-of-touch they really are..!!!
    What an embarrassment..!!!!
    ...looking forward across the 69 days left til President Obama's second term as President of these UNITED States of America..!!!

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    November 27, 2012 at 7:38 a.m.

    Pryor will have to explain why he voted for Obamacare when 60 plus percent of Arkansans were saying no.

  • Populist
    November 27, 2012 at 8:11 a.m.


    Pryor is one of handful of Democrats in the country who receives contributions from the Kochs. Arkansas needs to stop electing pigs who only care about getting reelected. The state is poor and will never pull out of it until education becomes a priority, and the people stop electing jackasses from both political parties. Arkansas needs Dale Bumpers and Winthrop Rockefellers. Beebe is decent, but he is no party builder.