Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns
May 12th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
6 months ago

Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns

(CNN) - New polls in three southern states with crucial Senate contests this year indicate that Democrats remain very competitive as they try to keep control of the chamber.

But another new survey suggests that Republicans nationwide have a ten point advantage over Democrats when it comes to voter enthusiasm.

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New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states
April 23rd, 2014
12:41 PM ET
6 months ago

New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states

(CNN) - New polls in four southern states that could determine whether the Democrats keep control of the Senate in this November's midterm elections indicate close contests.

And according to the New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys, released Wednesday, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are in the low 30's in two of those states and hovering at or just above the 40% mark in the other two states. Republicans are trying to frame the midterm contests as a referendum on the President and on his federal health care law, better known as Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Kay Hagan • Kentucky • Louisiana • Mark Pryor • Mary Landrieu • Mitch McConnell • North Carolina • Senate • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle
April 10th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
7 months ago

New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle

(CNN) - Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.

According to a non-partisan, live operator survey by the Little Rock-based Opinion Research Associates, Pryor has a 48%-38% lead over Rep. Tom Cotton, his Republican challenger, among registered voters statewide.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Sen. Mark Pryor • Senate • Tom Cotton
Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine
March 1st, 2014
04:40 PM ET
8 months ago

Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine

Washington (CNN) - As the Ukrainian military readied for a possible widespread Russian incursion into its Crimea region, Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to take action to prevent the situation from descending into chaos.

In a statement released Saturday, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said he is "deeply concerned" Russia's presence in Ukraine could expand if the President does not outline consequences for President Vladimir Putin's regime.

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Filed under: Bob Corker • Buck Mckeon • House Republicans • John McCain • Tom Cotton • Ukraine
GOP again highlights Obamacare in weekly address
February 22nd, 2014
11:06 AM ET
8 months ago

GOP again highlights Obamacare in weekly address

Washington (CNN) - If there were any doubts left that running against Obamacare is the GOP's strategy in 2014, the President's signature healthcare law was again the message of the GOP's weekly address.

In a message released Saturday, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, slammed the administration for "the sad reality of Obamacare: lose your insurance, lose your doctor, lose your job."

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Cotton campaign denounces 'bizarre and offensive' NRSC e-mail
December 4th, 2013
10:06 PM ET
11 months ago

Cotton campaign denounces 'bizarre and offensive' NRSC e-mail

(CNN) – The Senate campaign for Republican Rep. Tom Cotton distanced itself Wednesday from an attack by the National Republican Senatorial Campaign on an ad released by opponent Sen. Mark Pryor highlighting his religion in their home state of Arkansas.

Pryor, a vulnerable, two-term Democratic senator up for re-election next year, launched a new television ad Wednesday, saying, "I'm not afraid to say that I believe in God and I believe in his word."
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Filed under: Arkansas • Sen. Mark Pryor • Tom Cotton
Cotton announces Senate bid in Arkansas
August 6th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Cotton announces Senate bid in Arkansas

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas announced Tuesday he will challenge Mark Pryor, the senior senator from his state and one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year.

"No one will outwork me in this campaign. I will always defend our shared principles when they are attacked by anyone. I will do the right thing, even when it's the hard thing. And I will never, ever forget how I was raised or where I come from," the freshman congressman told a crowd at his campaign launch in Dardanelle Tuesday.
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Filed under: Arkansas • Senate • Tom Cotton
GOP rising star to make 2014 Senate bid
July 31st, 2013
01:34 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP rising star to make 2014 Senate bid

Washington (CNN) – Get ready for what could be another crucial and bruising 2014 Senate battle, this time in Arkansas, which could ultimately decide whether the Democrats keep control of the chamber.

Republican Rep. Tom Cotton plans next week to announce a 2014 bid for the U.S. Senate, according to a GOP operative in Arkansas, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak more freely.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Congress • Senate • Tom Cotton
May 5th, 2013
04:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Lawmakers divided over arming rebels in Syria

(CNN) – Lawmakers had varying opinions Sunday on whether the United States should supply Syrian rebel forces with weapons now that the situation has escalated with Syria accusing Israel, a close U.S. ally, of launching rockets into the country.

While some argued President Barack Obama should continue weighing his options, others, like Sen. John McCain, said the U.S. should have intervened militarily a long time ago.
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Filed under: John McCain • Mike Rogers • Peter King • Syria • Tom Cotton • TV-State of the Union
March 17th, 2013
02:50 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Ten years later: Iraq War a success?

(CNN) – On CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, discuss their military service and the Iraq War's impact.


Filed under: Iraq • Tom Cotton • Tulsi Gabbard • TV-State of the Union