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Dem Senator: Obama Doesn't Offer Much to Middle America

2:51 PM, Aug 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Arkansas senator Mark Pryor blasts the president in new comments made to the Associated Press. "[I]f you look at the president's policies, he just doesn't offer a lot to states like Arkansas," Pryor, a Democrat, told the wire service. "He doesn't offer a lot to rural America. I've encouraged the White House to remember rural America and remember small -town America. They just don't have a lot of policies that are geared toward middle America."

Pryor's comments come days after the AP reported that the Democratic senator will be facing a strong Republican opponent, Tom Cotton, a current member of Congress.

The AP provides more details of Pryor's comments:

"I hope Arkansas doesn't want to waste one of their two Senate seats," Pryor said. "You only get two, and I hope Arkansas doesn't waste one of its Senate seats just to send someone to Washington to oppose a president for two years."Pryor said he hasn't asked Obama to campaign for him in the state. He acknowledged the Democratic president's unpopularity in Arkansas and said part of that stems from the 2008 presidential campaign, when Hillary Rodham Clinton easily won the state's Democratic primary."The other thing is if you look at the president's policies, he just doesn't offer a lot to states like Arkansas," Pryor said. "He doesn't offer a lot to rural America. I've encouraged the White House to remember rural America and remember small -town America. They just don't have a lot of policies that are geared toward middle America."

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