Mark Pryor, the incumbent Democratic senator from Arkansas up for reelection next year, is releasing a new TV ad Wednesday in which he invokes his belief in God. The ad first aired on the news broadcast on ABC affiliate KATV in Little Rock Tuesday evening.
"I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God and I believe in His word," says a bespectacled Pryor, who is holding an open Bible. "The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers--only God does. And neither political party's always right." Watch the ad and news report on it below:
Pryor, a relatively moderate Democrat who nevertheless voted for Obamacare in 2010, has struggled to defend the law and his vote in his reelection campaign in a conservative state that has been increasingly Republican. Arkansas voted for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 election, and has voted Republican for president every four years since 2000. In fact, Pryor is the lone Democrat in Arkansas's congressional delegation, with all four congressman and the junior senator, John Boozman, being members of the GOP.
The ad, which KATV says will air in markets statewide, is not yet available on Pryor's campaign YouTube page.