Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor get rough in last debate – Katie Glueck – POLITICO.com
Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor took aggressive, sometimes-personal swipes at one another Tuesday during the final debate of the Arkansas Senate race, lobbing words such as “Obama” and “Harvard” as insults as each made his pitch.
Cotton, a Republican congressman, and Pryor, the incumbent Democratic senator, are locked in one of the closest and most high-profile Senate contests in the country. Both participated a day earlier in a debate that also featured Green Party and Libertarian candidates. But on Tuesday, only Cotton and Pryor were on the stage.
Cotton sought at every turn to tie Pryor to President Barack Obama, a toxic name in deeply conservative Arkansas. Pryor, meanwhile, painted Cotton as an entitled elitist beholden to out-of-state billionaires.
Tom Cotton up 8 points over Mark Pryor in Arkansas Senate race: poll – Washington Times
GOP Rep. Tom Cotton has stretched his lead over Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to 8 points, according to a new poll from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College.
Mr. Cotton leads Mr. Pryor 49 percent to 41 percent, after leading a late July TB&P-Hendrix poll, 44 percent to 42 percent.
Mr. Cotton leads in three of the state’s four congressional districts and leads 49 percent to 42 percent in the fourth district, which he has represented over the past two years. Mr. Pryor has a 48 percent to 43 percent lead in the second congressional district in central Arkansas.
Mr. Cotton also leads among independent voters, 59 percent to 28 percent. He has a narrow edge among women and a 55 percent to 37 percent lead over Mr. Pryor among men.
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