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The campaign for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said last week that it had not rejected any topics from being included in the only debate agreed to so far by the senator and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton. But an email obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Tuesday showed that Pryor's campaign had rejected the inclusion of foreign policy in the debate sponsored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

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Print Headline: Email: Pryor folks vetoed debate topic


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  • Jfish
    September 17, 2014 at 6:44 a.m.

    How about debating immigration since it is such a hot topic right now?

    September 17, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

    Democrats have done great harm to America while the GOP has tried to get the Senate to act on bi-partisan legislation passed by the House that would create jobs and spur the economy but Democrats including Pryor have blocked every piece of legislation. Vote every Democrat out of office Nov 4 is a vote for America.

  • HenryP
    September 17, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.

    Shocking and stunning news! The Democrat lied! A vote for Pryor is a vote for Obama...

  • 3rdWorldState
    September 17, 2014 at 9:50 a.m.

    "We need a new independent voice for Arkansas"
    Yeah, independent is what he is...

  • Murphy01
    September 17, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.


  • TomN
    September 17, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.

    "The hour-long debate is to take place Oct. 14 in the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's campus auditorium." I agree that foreign policy needs to be debated, some time.... But kind of hard to debate much in a one hour span.... So, a focus is needed... Domestic policy, or whatever.... So, stick with the initial plan.... Cotton and his team just need to agree to another debate, only with a foreign policy focus, etc., especially if only one hour debate... Easy enough to do....

  • FreeSpiritMan
    September 17, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.

    I would like to hear Tom Cotton's plan in detail to defeat ISIS. We are suffering from our foreign policies of the past. Ex: "Operation Ajax" Invading Iraq etc. We need to keep our noses out of the middle east now that we are gushing oil from "drill baby drill".

  • pcrasehotmailcom
    September 17, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.

    Free Spirit, you don't want to hear Pryor's plan in detail to defeat ISIS? How come?

  • Slak
    September 17, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.


  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    September 17, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.

    Good point that "Operation Ajax", it even kind of mirrors our involvement in Ukraine.