Arkansas Articles

Are Dems Already Worried About a Cotton Senate Run?

1:26 PM, Mar 11, 2013

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is indicating that freshman Republican congressman Tom Cotton of Arkansas is on the group's radar. From Politico's Alexander Burns:

DSCC call slams Tom Cotton -- not an announced Senate candidate -- for supporting Ryan-style budget

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GOP Congressman to Hillary: 'I Just Wish You Had Won the Democratic Primary in 2008'

5:03 PM, Jan 23, 2013

Freshman Republican congressman Tom Cotton had this to say to Hillary Clinton at a hearing today on the Benghazi terror attack: "I just wish you had won the Democratic primary in 2008."

"I did pretty well in Arkansas," Clinton said as she laughed.

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Cotton Ad: Fight Through the Fire

11:10 AM, Sep 15, 2012

Arkansas Republican House candidate Tom Cotton has released a new ad, highlighting the political lessons Cotton learned serving in the U.S. Army.

"The Army taught me in an ambush, you fight through the fire. You don't hesitate, you don't retreat," Cottons says. "Our country needs strong leaders right now." Watch the ad below:

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Ark. Dems Blocking Seating of Wolfe Delegates Due to Affirmative Action Quotas

12:56 PM, Jul 09, 2012

The Arkansas Democratic party is denying presidential candidate John Wolfe the delegates he earned in the state's primary because Wolfe's selected delegates fail to meet the party's standards for diversity.

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Dem. House Candidate: GOP Opposition to Obamacare Racist

9:45 AM, Jul 02, 2012

Arkansas Democrat Gene Jeffress, who is running for Congress in Arkansas's Fourth District, offered a strange story about health care reform at a recent campaign stop. The video, picked up by Caleb Howe at RedState, contains some offensive language from Jeffress, who suggests that Republican opposition to universal health care is racist. Watch it below:

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Roll Call on Tom Cotton: A Rising Star

11:23 AM, Jun 07, 2012

Less than a month after his primary victory in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, Republican candidate Tom Cotton gets a laudatory profile in Roll Call:

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The Man from Yell

8:05 AM, May 24, 2012

Hours after Tom Cotton won the GOP nomination for the open seat in Arkansas' Fourth Congressional District, and became a strong favorite to win the general election in a district that went 58 percent to 39 percent for John McCain in 2008, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a news release that suggests they're more or less throwing in the towel on the race.

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Cotton Wins Arkansas House Primary Race

11:21 PM, May 22, 2012

War veteran Tom Cotton has won the Republican primary for Congress in Arkansas's Fourth District, the Associated Press projects. With 63 percent of precincts reporting, Cotton leads with 56 percent, while his primary opponent, Beth Anne Rankin, trails with 38 percent.

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Obama Pulls Out Win in Arkansas

10:59 PM, May 22, 2012

Barack Obama has defeated John Wolfe Jr. in the Democratic primary in Arkansas. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Obama, the president of the United States, has 59.5 percent of the vote while Wolfe, a lawyer from Tennessee, has 40.5 percent.

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Obama Campaign Spending Money, Resources in Arkansas

4:00 PM, May 22, 2012

If Barack Obama experiences an upset in Arkansas’s Democratic primary today, it won’t be for lack of trying. The Obama campaign and the Democratic party have spent significant resources in Arkansas, while an unknown primary challenger has threatened the president's ability to win the support of the state's Democrats.

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Obama's Arkansas Opponent Eyes Primary Upset

12:50 PM, May 22, 2012

“We’ve had some small contributions, but the largest was, I think, maybe a hundred dollars,” says presidential candidate John Wolfe Jr., speaking to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “I’m basically paying for this myself, dipping into my retirement account.”

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Watching the Democratic Party Collapse in Dixie

12:34 PM, May 22, 2012

My goodness. This story is just plain nuts:

Two weeks after an imprisoned felon received 41 percent of the vote against President Obama in West Virginia’s presidential primary, Arkansas could provide another potential embarrassment for the incumbent.

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Democrats to Disenfranchise Primary Voters Against Obama?

"Is this some kind of North Korea thing?"
7:30 AM, May 18, 2012

The Arkansas Democratic party may decide not to award delegates to an opponent of Barack Obama in the state's primary next Tuesday, according to reports. The opponent, John Wolfe, Jr., says if he's denied rightfully won delegates, the party would be effectively disenfranchising those who chose him over President Obama.

“This is ridiculous,” said Wolfe in an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “These guys are trying to tamp down voter enthusiasm.” 

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Dems Disenfranchise Voters After Polls Show Obama in Close Primary Race

"Is this some kind of North Korea thing?"
6:31 AM, May 18, 2012

After a poll released this week showed President Barack Obama only beating his Democratic primary opponent John Wolfe Jr. by seven points, 45 percent to 38 percent, in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, state Democrats moved to practically disenfranchise Arkansas voters.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Endorses Cotton

7:09 AM, May 17, 2012

Republican Tom Cotton, a candidate for Congress in Arkansas's Fourth District, has received the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

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Obama Leads by Only 7 in Arkansas's Democratic Primary

The poll covers Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District.
12:27 PM, May 15, 2012

A new poll of Arkansas Democrats shows Barack Obama receiving support from only 45 percent of Democratic primary voters in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, while 38 percent support his underfunded and relatively unknown primary challenger, Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe, Jr. Seventeen percent are undecided in the district poll.

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Cotton Signs Repeal Pledge

12:01 PM, May 15, 2012

Republican House candidate Tom Cotton has signed a pledge to repeal Obamacare--but his primary opponent, Beth Anne Rankin, has not.

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Cotton Leads by 18

8:22 AM, May 14, 2012

A new poll released Sunday shows Tom Cotton opening up a large lead over Beth Anne Rankin in the Republican primary race for Congress in Arkansas's Fourth District. The Talk Business-Hendrix College poll shows Cotton, an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, with 51 percent support, 18 points ahead of Rankin at 33 percent. A third candidate, John Cowart, registered in the single digits.

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Cotton Angling For Youth Vote

2:01 PM, May 10, 2012

Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas looks to be the likely (and deserving) winner in his race for the Republican nomination in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District. Having led the GOP field in fundraising, Cotton, an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, landed a big endorsement today that should help him shore up the youth vote in the southwest Arkansas district ahead of the May 22 primary:

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Obama's Primary Opponent Refuses to Support Gay Marriage

4:30 PM, May 09, 2012

John Wolfe Jr., Barack Obama’s Democratic challenger in the upcoming Arkansas and Texas primaries, said he is for civil unions for gay couples but refused to support gay marriage.

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Arkansas's Moment

John Wolfe for president?
1:20 PM, May 09, 2012

In the wake of Keith Judd's inspiring showing in the West Virginia Democratic primary, one wonders if there's another state where Democrats could be encouraged to exercise their sovereign right of choice to refuse to rubber stamp the renomination by their party of President Obama.

It turns out the state in question may be Arkansas.

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Cotton Ad: 'I Had to Do My Part'

9:06 AM, May 09, 2012

Tom Cotton, a Republican candidate for House of Representatives in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, is debuting a new ad that's running on television across the district. The ad will also run in Shreveport, Louisiana television markets, which reach several southern Arkansas counties. Watch it below:

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McCain Picks Cotton

12:12 PM, May 03, 2012

Arizona senator John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and the 2008 GOP presidential candidate, has endorsed Tom Cotton for Congress.

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Video: Dardanelle for Tom Cotton

3:31 PM, Apr 26, 2012

Republican Tom Cotton, running to represent Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, has a new ad out with residents of his native city Dardanelle introducing Cotton to voters. Watch the ad below:

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Cotton Closes Gap in Arkansas House Primary

12:06 PM, Apr 20, 2012

It's been a good week for Republican House candidate Tom Cotton.

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Cotton Raises $350K in First Quarter

9:33 AM, Apr 11, 2012

Tom Cotton, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, raised over $350,000 in the first quarter of fundraising, his campaign announced today.

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Tom Cotton Releases TV Ads

12:04 PM, Mar 13, 2012

Tom Cotton, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arkansas, has two new television ads running in the state's Fourth Congressional District. The ads highlight Cotton's service in Iraq as an Army Ranger and focus on his pledge to fight for a balanced budget and overturn Obamacare. Watch the ads below:

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Arkansas Political Reporter Picks Cotton

9:34 AM, Oct 14, 2011

More good news for Republican Tom Cotton in his race for the open 4th Congressional District seat in Arkansas. 

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GOP House Candidate Tom Cotton Raises $343K

1:39 PM, Oct 06, 2011

Army veteran Tom Cotton has raised $343,000 in his first quarter of fundraising, according to the Associated Press. Cotton, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, more than doubled the haul of his closest rival for the GOP nomination, former Miss Arkansas and Mike Huckabee aide Beth Anne Rankin.

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Political Grit

Meet Tom Cotton, from Yell County, Arkansas, near Dardanelle.
Aug 08, 2011


Why did Arkansas Democrat Mike Ross suddenly announce last week he is not running for reelection for the Fourth Congressional District seat he has held with ease for six terms?

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