Friday, October 31, 2014

Which Candidate Shares Your Values for the U.S. Senate?

This election presents an unusual opportunity to change the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. And it's important for each of us to vote either in Early Voting or on November 4.

Do you know where Arkansas' U.S. Senate candidates stand on social issues? Please review the following comparisons of Democrat Mark Pryor and Republican Tom Cotton.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

ICYMI- Politico Pro: NRA Asks Patrick Henry Hays To Cease And Desist

By James Hohmann, Politico Pro: Patrick Henry Hays, a Democratic candidate for an open House seat in Arkansas, has an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association. The group’s Political Victory Fund has committed to spend a million dollars defeating him.

But Hays bought a membership in the NRA, as can anyone, and Democrats are now pulling quotes from a generic direct-mail fundraising solicitation and using it in misleading mailers to imply that the group — and its leader, Wayne LaPierre — actually supports him.

The NRA Political Victory Fund sent cease-and-desist letters Thursday to the state party and Hays, demanding that they stop using LaPierre’s image.

But, just a few days before the election, Hays is not backing down. He quietly put an ad on TV that notes he’s an NRA “member” and shows off his collection of guns.

Hays’ efforts reflect how potent gun rights remain in the South.

The mailers hitting homes in the 2nd District use a form letter that went out to most NRA members in which LaPierre wrote, “Thank you for your personal friendship to me and your inspiring leadership of NRA. … Whenever NRA needed leadership, you never hesitated to step forward. … America’s gun owners owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude. … You made it possible for us to build a stronger NRA.”

All four quotes are on a mailer from the Democratic Party under the heading, “It’s time you heard from Wayne LaPierre … where Patrick really stands on our Second Amendment rights.”

The NRA is particularly irked because they can point to a host of issues where Hays, the former mayor of North Little Rock, opposes them, including background checks, restricting gun show sales and opposing concealed-carry reciprocity. He’s even been a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group supported by NRA nemesis and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Hays did not respond to the NRA’s candidate questionnaire, and he’s never once contacted the group, it said.

Sent the cease-and-desist letter, Hays campaign manager David Furr emailed: “Mayor Hays is a longtime member of the NRA, has a concealed carry permit, owns a variety of firearms, cherishes the shotgun his daddy gave him, and will be a strong protector of the right to keep and bear arms.”

A spokeswoman for the state party declined to comment.

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Five Days Until “The Winning Party!”

We are only FIVE days from Election Day and FIVE days from

“The Winning Party!”

Join the Republican Party of Arkansas and our Nominees as we celebrate everyone’s hard work and a Republican sweep of Victories with live music, food and libations, and GOP ACCEPTANCE SPEACHES!

The watch party will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last until midnight at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock, 11301 Financial Center Parkway.

Open to the public and admission is free.

FIVE more days — let’s WIN this y’all!

VOTE Republican!

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Cotton for Senate: New ads

U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton campaign released two new ads. Today, it was Pile Up highlighting his commitment to rein in Washington's out-of-control debt and deficit spending. The issue presents a stark contrast with Senator Mark Pryor, who has helped President Obama add, on average, $1 trillion to our national debt every single year. The ad was originally recorded early in the campaign, but is being released as a web ad in the closing days of the U.S. Senate race.
Cotton narrates the ad, saying: "After just a year in Washington, I've got bad news. It's a whole lot worse than we thought. Both parties put off hard decisions. They keep on spending, and the debt just piles up. They just don't get it. If you like Washington today, I'm probably not your candidate. But if you're ready to make things right, I'm ready to serve."

Cotton has consistently advocated for limited government and reducing government spending to balance our budget. On the other hand, Senator Pryor has voted against a balanced budget amendment three different times.

If you listen to Senator Pryor's false, negative campaign, Tom Cotton hates puppies, baseball, and apple pie.

In response, yesterday the Cotton campaign released Cowboy.

Does Tom Cotton hate puppies? That's likely to be the next attack in line from Senator Mark Pryor's bitterly negative campaign that he has been waging for the last 14 months. It's also the question addressed in a new ad Wednesday from U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton that highlights the ridiculousness of Pryor's attacks.

According to The Washington Post, groups like President Obama's DSCC and Harry Reid's Super PACs have spent in excess of $14 million in negative ads attacking Cotton, and that doesn't include the millions upon millions in false, negative ads from Senator Pryor himself.

The new ad features a cameo appearance from Tom and Anna Cotton's dog, Cowboy, and Cotton preemptively rebuts what could be (no, really) the next line of attack from a U.S. Senator who has grown increasingly desperate as he tries to cling to power.

"Senator Pryor has proven he will say or do anything to hang on to power," said Cotton spokesman David Ray. "After rubber-stamping President Obama's agenda 93% of the time, it's no wonder why he wants to distract voters' attention from his out-of-touch record."

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Look Who's Lying Now

by Gun Owner of America
Sen. Pryor claims pro-gun stance despite his horrid voting record
“Despite tremendous support for President Obama’s anti-gun agenda, Senator Mark Pryor is now trying to reinvent himself as the Clint Eastwood of the Natural State.” -- GOA’s Director of Communications Erich Pratt.

Senator, Mark Pryor (D), isn’t telling you the whole truth.

The Boston Globe -- in a recent article entitled “Democrats running for office ditch Obama ties” -- singled out your Senator Mark Pryor as one of those who are now trying to run away from his associations with the President.

Of course, this is typical Washington-style politics.  Anti-gunners like Pryor will vote to eviscerate the Constitution and to restrict your Second Amendment rights, but at election time, they tell you they’ve been with you all along.
This is exactly what Sen. Pryor is doing, but it’s a complete and utter lie! 

After all, just look at some of the President’s anti-gun policies that Pryor has supported over the past few years:
* Pryor voted for two extremely anti-gun Supreme Court Justices -- Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan;
* Pryor cast the deciding vote in favor of the anti-gun ObamaCare law, ignoring the concerns of gun owners that a national health database will be used by federal bureaucrats to disarm law-abiding Americans;
* Pryor voted against an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (in 2011) designed to protect the privacy of gun owners -- language that would have exempted 4473’s from the blanket information demands which the ATF can make under the PATRIOT Act; and,
* Pryor voted for a veteran’s gun ban (in 2013) that would send a person to prison for 15 years for selling a firearm to a veteran, without realizing that he was one of the 175,000-plus military veterans who was put into the NICS system for PTSD.

While these anti-gun votes are just the tip of the iceberg, gun owners in the state are, sadly, getting mixed messages regarding Senator Pryor’s record. 

This is why Gun Owners of America has compiled a 2014 Voter Guide, where we rate all incumbents (like Pryor) based on their actual voting record ... not by what they say.
And it’s based on Senator Pryor’s voting record that GOA has rated him as a “D.” 
But every Arkansan knows that the Natural State deserves much better than a “D” rated Senator.

Pryor’s opponent, Tom Cotton, is “A” rated by Gun Owners of America.  Please contact him and thank him for his support of your Second Amendment rights.

ACTION: Please distribute this alert to as many people as you can.  Distribute this to all of your state lists -- and to your friends and family in the state.  And make sure to thank Tom Cotton for his staunch defense of your gun rights.

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Asa Hutchinson: New Ad: 'Unlimited Opportunities"

The Opportunities His Plan Provides Arkansas’s Students
I know exactly what I want to do as Governor.”

LITTLE ROCK – Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson released a new television ad Wednesday titled “Unlimited Opportunities”. The new TV ad highlights the unlimited opportunities Asa’s plan will provide every Arkansan. As Asa says in the ad, and as he has said throughout his campaign, he knows exactly what he wants to do as Governor.

Asa’s plan will make our state competitive by lowering taxes for middle class families, creating jobs, growing our economy and providing computer science education in every high school, so our “kids can fulfill their dreams and ambitions right here in Arkansas.”
Learn more about Asa’s plan at

Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement:
“I am proud of our closing ad, because it reinforces what I’ve been saying since I entered this race: I know exactly what I want to do on day one, as Governor. My plan has remained consistent throughout my campaign, and it’s a plan that will work for every Arkansan.

“I want to create more jobs by bringing in new industry to Arkansas, and we can do that by lowering the income tax on middle class families to make our state more competitive. I want to provide our kids with every opportunity to reach their dreams and ambitions here at home, which is why emphasizing computer science and coding in every Arkansas high school is so important. This alone has the potential to transform our economy for generations to come.

“Together, we’ll hit the ground running and never look back. I would appreciate your vote.”

"Unlimited Opportunities” Script:
Chyron: Asa Hutchinson
Asa: “I’m Asa. You’ve met my granddaughter, Ella Beth, my inspiration for teaching computer coding in our classrooms.”
Chyron: #ARKidsCanCode #HourOfCode
Asa: “Like you, we want all our children to grow up in an Arkansas filled with world-class schools...”
Chyron: World-Class Schools
Asa: “…and good paying jobs.”
Chyron: Good Paying Jobs

Asa: “I know exactly what I want to do as Governor, and that’s provide unlimited opportunities to all our kids…”
Chyron: Opportunities

Asa: “…so they can fulfill their dreams and ambitions…”
Chyron: Opportunities | Dreams

Asa: “…right here, in Arkansas.”
Chyron: Right here, in Arkansas
Asa: “I’d appreciate your vote.”

Chyron: Vote. November 4
Asa: “We’ll hit the ground running and never look back.”

Chyron: Vote. November 4 | Asa for Arkansas!

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ICYMI Arkansas' Major Newspaper: Hays campaign in “silly” “steep dive” “dropped so low so fast”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Editorial
October 29, 2014
 It gets sillier still
A campaign in steep dive

Has a campaign for Congress ever dropped so low so fast? Surely one has. More than one…

For some reason, for some regrettable reason, in less than a month Patrick Henry Hays’ campaign went from sailing high through the sky to plowing through, or maybe under, the mud. Remember his ads that tried to tie his opponent, Mr. Respectable Banker himself, French Hill, to Martha Shoffner, the disgraced state treasurer who got caught taking bribes from a no longer reputable bond dealer who admitted trying to bribe her? Those low-down commercials—approved by Mr. Hays, in person—made French Hill sound like some kind of crook. (“French Hill: Getting rich with your money.”)

Those of us who pay more attention to politics than normal, mentally healthy people should had to watch that commercial a couple of times before we

(1) could make ourselves believe that it really said what it said, and (2) could make ourselves believe that Patrick Henry Hays really did approve of said commercial. But it really did, and he really did. Every shameful time it ran and re-ran. His words started sounding like a confession. A confession played over and over again. And here the Pat Hays we’d known was such a nice man, too. Elections will do that—turn nice Dr. Jekylls into vicious Mr. Hydes.

Now comes this bit with the NRA.

OVER THE past few days, campaigns for both men—in full silly mode as Election Day nears—have been going tit-for-tat about who’s chummier with the National Rifle Association, whose endorsement has come to seem all-important in Arkansas elections. In their latest salvo, Patrick Henry Hays’ people have been doing their best to out-gun the opposition:

“Mayor Hays is a longtime member of the NRA, has a concealed carry permit, owns a variety of firearms, cherishes the shotgun his daddy gave him, and will be a strong protector of the right to keep and bear arms.” Or so says Pat Hays’ campaign manager, David Furr, who’s started to sound like a pop country song—and isn’t about to let his candidate be out-Bubba’d by anybody.
All of which might have been fine if it had ended there. There’s nothing new about a politician’s trying to win a few votes among the camo-and-orangehats crowd. Remember when even John Kerry, running for president back in ‘04, showed up at a grocery store in Ohio during goose season? His “Can I get me a huntin’ license here?” still wins the brass ring—and we mean brass—as the phoniest line of that whole presidential campaign. Which is saying something, considering its general tone from start to finish.

But those running the Pat Hays campaign right here in Arkansas just had to take one more gratuitous, unnecessary, contemptible step. Down. Not satisfied with mentioning their candidate’s NRA membership and gun ownership, they waved around a letter sent to Pat Hays by one Wayne LaPierre.

You might recognize the name. Wayne LaPierre is the executive vice president of the NRA—who also appears on television every chance he gets.

The Hays campaign says Wayne LaPierre, in that letter dated Sept. 19th of this year, praised Mr. Hays for his friendship, honored him for his leadership, and nominated Patrick Henry Hays for the NRA’s National Patriot medal. Ooo-wee! The National Patriot medal! Imagine!

Well, you might not have to imagine. Because you might have gotten the very same letter.
After the Hays campaign made such a big deal about the letter and nomination for the medal, your friendly statewide editorial page types called the NRA’s national headquarters on the Eastern Shore, and talked to one Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for that organization. His characterization of that oh-so-impressive letter: “It was a mass mailing fund-raising letter.”


How massive, exactly?

It was sent at least to our membership base. It was at least 5-million-plus. It was a fund-raising piece of direct mail.

WE ASKED for a copy of the form letter and the ever-obliging Mr. Arulanandam obliged. Sure enough, Mr. LaPierre’s letter proudly nominates Patrick Henry Hays for the National Patriot’s medal. But personal the letter wasn’t:

“Enclosed is a National Patriot’s medal confirmation form. Please review the information on your form carefuly. Check the spelling of your full name. Check the address, as well, and then return it to me and activate your Golden Eagles membership as soon as possible . . . .”

Wow. Your Golden Eagles membership! That sounds as important as one of those Magic Decoder rings kids used to get in cereal boxes—or was that high honor one of those advertised in the back of Captain Marvel comic books? Or was it Superman? We forget after all these years. And this National Patriot’s medal sounds just as forgettable. Only less cute. And more expensive:

“Golden Eagle dues are $200 per year, which you can pay in full right away, or in four installments of $50 each within a twelve-month period. . . .”

Who among us lucky recipients hasn’t received just such a letter, if not from the NRA then from some other outfit in need of a few hundred bucks from another sucker?

But what about the Hays campaign’s quoting the letter as saying the medal is “awarded neither casually nor widely”? Yes, of course the letter says that. They all do, says Mr. Spokesman Arulanandam. In other words, the letter is in full accordance with the standard operating (if sketchy) procedure employed by such fund-raising letters.

And this is how the Hays campaign promotes its candidate. What next, trumpeting Patrick Henry Hays’ exclusive right to be granted Full Membership in the AARP’s Discount Club? You can’t be turned down for any reason! All applications will be processed!


Oh, yes, we almost forgot in the midst of all this hubbub and hullabaloo over what’s only a form letter: In the course of touting the letter as some kind of gala recognition of their man’s virtues, these hot-shot campaigners conveniently omitted the little, inconvenient fact that the NRA has endorsed Pat Hays’ opponent, the aforesaid French Hill, in this election.

Strength, long-suffering citizens. It’ll all be over in less than a week. Then we can all go back to throwing out junk mail without looking at some of it in sheer disgust.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arkansans Defending our Nation

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman: Our troops deserve the best equipment available to help them execute their missions safely and successfully. We need to maintain a strong national defense -with the most advanced technologies and cutting edge tools -and Arkansas military installations and defense manufacturers play an important role.

The Department of Defense employs nearly 24,000 Arkansans. Projected defense spending in Arkansas for 2015 is more than $3.3 billion. To ensure that Arkansas remains an important contributor to our nation’s defense, I visited military installations, businesses and jobs that contribute to our national defense and the protection of our nation’s warriors.

When Congress returns, senators will debate the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a critical bill that supports our nation’s troops, their families and our military installations. I will share the information I learned on this defense tour with my colleagues in Washington to highlight the importance of Arkansas defense facilities.

Tour stops included facilities in Camden including Spectra Technologies and General Dynamics facility. We also met with troops at Camp Robinson.

Defense Tour in the News
Texarkana Gazette -BRAC-proofing -Boozman kicks off military tour at RRAD
TXK Today - U.S. Senator Boozman Visits Red River Army Depot During Defense Tour
KTVE - AR Senator Boozman visits Camden
Camden News - Boozman visits Camden

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Vote Tom Cotton for U.S. Senate on or before Tuesday, November 4!

For the following reasons Tom Cotton has earned our endorsement and an "A" rating from NRA-PVF!

Supports Right-to-Carry Reciprocity - Cosponsored H.R. 2959, “The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would ensure law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun license would be able to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.

Opposes Magazine Ban - Opposes a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Opposes “Universal” Background Checks - Opposes the Obama/Bloomberg so-called “universal” background check system, which would criminalize the private transfer of a firearm between life-long friends and many family members.

Opposes U.N. Gun Ban Treaty - Signed multiple letters and cosponsored a resolution opposing any international treaty by the United Nations or other global organizations that would impose restrictions on American gun owners.

Supports Heritage Act - Voted to protect traditional hunting ammunition as well as open more federal lands to sportsmen, and allow law-abiding Americans to carry firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Opposes Anti-Gun Supreme Court Justices - Opposes anti-gun U.S. Supreme Court Justices, such as Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor.

Opposes Semi-Auto Ban - Opposes Senator Dianne Feinstein’s failed semi-auto ban that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense.

Opposes a Ban on Hunting Ammunition - Opposes regulations that would ban common hunting ammunition.

Opposes a Federal Gun Database - Opposes ATF circumventing the will of Congress by centralizing records of thousands of Americans’ long gun purchases.

Remember to vote Tom Cotton for U.S. Senate in Arkansas on or before Tuesday, November 4!
Visit NRA-PVF Site for Details on Ratings and Endorsement to 'Vote Cotton'!

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Join Current and Former Governors On Oct 31, 2014 For Get Out The Vote Rally / GOTV!

Tags: Get Out The Vote Rally, Oct 31, 2014, Jonesboro, Arkansas, election 2014, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Bill Haslan, Governor Mike Pence, Former Governor Haley Barbour, Arkansas Gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson, Lt Gov candidate Tim Griffin, Congressman Rick Crawford, U.S. Senate Candidate Rep. Tom Cotton To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". This site is an Outreach of the ARRA News Service.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Governor Huckabee Endorses Senator Jason Rapert

Conway, AR – Senator Jason Rapert has received the endorsement of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for re-election to Arkansas state senate District 35.

“I’m asking you to vote for my friend, Senator Jason Rapert,” states Governor Huckabee. “He’s in a re-election battle, and the reason so many people are coming after him is because he’s had the courage of his convictions. You know it’s what we say we always wanted in someone running for office – that they would do exactly what they said – and he’s done that. [Jason Rapert] has been a staunch champion for the sanctity of life, for natural marriage, and for cutting taxes and making Arkansas government accountable.”

“I don’t know why people wouldn’t re-elect him,” Governor Huckabee stated.  In 2010, Rapert was the first Republican senator elected to senate district 18 since Reconstruction at the end of the Civil War.  He was re-elected to senate district 35 in 2012 representing Conway.  He is currently the Chairman of the Insurance and Commerce Committee and is regarded as one of the most conservative senators serving in our state.

“It’s an honor to have Governor Mike “Huckabee endorse me for re-election,” says Senator Jason Rapert.  “I know we share the same Arkansas values and we stand together on the issue of marriage and the sanctity of life.”

About State Senator Jason Rapert
State Senator Jason Rapert is a Conway businessman. He and his wife Laurie are the parents of two children and proud graduates of the University of Central Arkansas.

First elected to the Arkansas Senate in 2010, Rapert currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee and Chairman of the Hospital and Medicaid Study Subcommittee. He is the President and founder of Rapert Financial, Inc., past president of the Conway Rotary Club, and has served on several boards of directors including the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Conway Symphony and Conway Christian School Foundation.

For more information about the campaign, please visit Supporters can also follow the campaign on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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Tom Cotton Announces Final Stretch #RoadtoVictory Tour

Updated 10/29/14 at 2:57 PM

Little Rock, Arkansas — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton will hold campaign events across Arkansas for the next 7 days as part of his #RoadtoVictory tour. Specific details of each event can be found below. Members of the media who wish to cover these events should RSVP to Caroline Rabbitt at or (703) 201-7552.
Tuesday, October 28
#RoadtoVictory Texarkana Cooper Tire Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will meet Cooper Tire employees during a shift change.
When: 6:15 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
Where: Cooper Tire Plant 3500 Washington Road, Texarkana, AR
#RoadtoVictory Magnolia Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will hold a rally and meet and greet with supporters.
When: 10:00 A.M.– 11:00 A.M. 
Where: Rails Restaurant 1701 E North St, Magnolia, AR
#RoadtoVictory El Dorado Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will eat lunch and hold a meet and greet with supporters.
When: Noon – 1:30 P.M.
Where: Town House Restaurant 435 Southwest Avenue, El Dorado, AR
#RoadtoVictory Dardanelle Kick-Off BBQ
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will hold a BBQ dinner for supporters in his hometown of Dardanelle. He will make remarks and greet supporters.
When: 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Where: Dardanelle Community Center 2011 Arkansas 22, Dardanelle, AR
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
#RoadtoVictory Hot Springs Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will hold a breakfast meet and greet with supporters.
When: 8:00 A.M.- 9:00 A.M.
Where: Perkin's Restaurant 3630 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR

#RoadtoVictory Visit to Little Rock Central High School Young Republicans Meeting (event added) 
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will address a meeting of Little Rock Central High School's Young Republicans.
When: Wednesday, October 29th from 12:00 – 12:30 P.M.
Where: Litte Rock Central High School 2120 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr, Little Rock, AR 72202    *This event is open to print media only, no photographs video will be permitted.
#RoadtoVictory Get Out the Vote Rally
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will join other candidates on the Republican ticket for a “get out the vote” rally.
When: 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Where: Victory Campaign Office Parking Lot 3600 Cantrell Road, Little Rock AR
Thursday, October 30, 2014
#RoadtoVictory Doctors Forum
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will hold a breakfast forum with doctors to discuss issues facing healthcare professionals.
When: 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
Where: Arkansas Surgical Hospital 5201 Northshore Dr, North Little Rock, AR

#RoadtoVictory Searcy Stop
: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will have lunch and meet with supporters 
When: 11:00 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. 
Where: Bailey's Pizza, 1100 E Race Ave. Searcy, AR (event added)
#RoadtoVictory Allen Engineering Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will tour Allen Engineering and visit with employees
When: from 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Where: Allen Engineering 819 S 5th St, Paragould, AR
#RoadtoVictory Nucor Steel Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will meet with Nucor Steel employees and tour the facility.
When: 4:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Where: Nucor Steel 5929 East State Highway 18, Amorel, AR 72315
#RoadtoVictory Jonesboro Victory Office Phone Bank Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will join supporters for “get out the vote” phone banking.
When: 6:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Where: Jonesboro Victory Office 2929 South Caraway, Suite 11, Jonesboro, AR
Friday, October 31, 2014
#RoadtoVictory Breakfast in Jonesboro with Arkansas Gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Governor Chris Christie
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will join Arkansas Gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a breakfast rally.
When: 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Where: Sue’s Kitchen 524 S. Church Street, Jonesboro, AR
#RoadtoVictory Mountain View Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will join Lieutenant Governor Candidate Tim Griffin for a rally in Mountain View. 
When: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. 
Where: Stone County Courthouse Square, 107 West Main Street, Mountain View, AR (note time change) 
#RoadtoVictory Mountain Home Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will join Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson and  Lieutenant Governor Candidate Tim Griffin for a rally in Mountain View. 
When: 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. 
Where: Mountain View Victory Office 424 W. Paul Avenue, Mountain Home, AR (note time change)
#RoadtoVictory Fayetteville “Trick or Treat in the Square” Stop
: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will attend Fayetteville’s annual “Trick or Treat in the Square”
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Where: Fayetteville Downtown Square, Fayetteville, AR
#RoadtoVictory Fayetteville vs. Rogers Football Game Tailgate
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will hold a tailgate for supporters before the Fayetteville vs. Rogers football game. 
When: 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Where: Fayetteville High School 994 W. Martin Luther King Blvd, Fayetteville, AR
Saturday, November 1, 2014
#RoadtoVictory Bentonville Stop
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will eat breakfast, greet supporters, and visit the Bentonville Farmers Market. 
When: Saturday, November 1 from 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Where: Station Café 111 N. Main Street, Bentonville, AR
Hotrods and Heroes Fly-in with Senator Rob Portman
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will attend the event with Senator Rob Portman 
When: 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. 
Where: Drake Field, 4500 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (note location)
#RoadtoVictory Hog Watch Party with Senator Rob Portman
U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will be joined by Ohio Senator Rob Portman for a Hogs game watch party for supporters.
When: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Where: Fast Lane Entertainment 1117 N Dixieland Street, Lowell, AR
Monday, November 3, 2014
#RoadtoVictory Fort Smith Rally 
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will be joined by Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson for a rally with  supporters
When: 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Where: TBD 
#RoadtoVictory Little Rock Rally 
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will be joined by Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson for a rally with supporters
When: Monday, November 3 from 11:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Where: Burns Park Pavilion 10, Little Rock, AR

Crawford for Congress Jonesboro Event
Who: U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Cotton
What: Tom Cotton will attend U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford’s annual pre-election rally
When: Monday, November 3 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Where: ASU Farmers Market, Aggie Road NE Corner of Stadium Ave. and Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Boozman Pushes for Withdrawal of Harmful Water Regulation Proposed by Administration

Sen. John Boozman Joins colleagues in documenting efforts to prejudge rulemaking process

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined with several of his Senate colleagues to document abuses in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rulemaking process and call on EPA and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to immediately withdraw the proposal to claim federal control over almost all state and local waters. Boozman also joined with fellow members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to urge the withdrawal of an “Interpretive Rule” which is causing significant confusion about which farm and ranch activities will be affected by the new EPA and Corps mandates.

The EPA and Corps proposal would give the administration much greater power to oversee the land use decisions of homeowners, small businesses and family farms throughout the country.  Surface water throughout the country is already protected, either by the federal government under the Clean Water Act, or by a patchwork of state and local measures that take into consideration local conditions, priorities, needs, and circumstances. The Obama Administration is trying to overrule state and local conservation efforts, with a one-size-fits-all approach from Washington, DC.

“EPA’s latest attempted power grab will make life harder for Arkansas families, especially farm families. This proposed rule will give Washington virtually unlimited authority over all state and local waters. It’s an unprecedented takeover perpetrated by abuse of the rule making process,” Boozman said. “The administration has purposefully misrepresented the impact of this proposed rule and given stakeholders little opportunity to engage in the process in a meaningful way. That is why we are calling on the administration to immediately withdraw this proposed rule. I am committed to stopping to this administration’s attacks on our way of life, especially in rural areas, and the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule certainly falls into that category.”

In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Boozman and his Republican colleagues on the Senate Agriculture Committee called for an immediate withdrawal of the proposed “interpretive rule.” Read the letter here.

In a separate letter to Secretary McHugh and Administrator McCarthy, Boozman and twenty-three of his Senate colleagues also called for withdrawal of the proposed jurisdictional rule, while documenting the ways in which the administration has manipulated the rulemaking process in an attempt to prejudge the outcome.  Read the letter here.

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Cotton Releases New Ad: "Ballot"

New ad makes the choice for Senate crystal clear: more of Obama's policies or a new, conservative direction
Little Rock, Arkansas —  U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton released a new ad on Monday using footage of President Obama's recent remarks that his "policies are on the ballot - every single one of them" to make a clear contrast in the race for U.S. Senate. In Arkansas, President Obama's policies are represented by Senator Pryor, who has voted for those policies 93% of the time. In fact, Senator Pryor voted with President Obama 97% of the time in 2014.

Pryor's support for Obama's policies is contrasted with Cotton's conservative values and leadership. "My approach is different," said Cotton. "I believe in less government and more freedom."

"Ballot" began running on Sunday and will continue running statewide on broadcast and cable television. The ad is backed by a six-figure ad buy, and can be viewed here.

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Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Democrat Candidate Desperatly Using Deception

Democrat Pat Hays new ad touts NRA membership despite the fact the NRA gave Patrick Hays an "F" rating!

The French Hill campaign noted this deception:
Patrick Henry Hays, Democrat candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, launched a new TV ad cementing his status as a 26-year, career politician who will say anything to win. In the ad, Hays claims to be committed to the Second Amendment and states, “I’m a proud member of the NRA.”

The Facts: Hays is the only candidate running for office in Arkansas with an “F” rating from the NRA. The NRA has committed hundreds of thousands of dollars in TV, mail and digital advertising to defeat Pat Hays. Hays may claim an NRA membership, but the NRA is ashamed of Hays’ reckless record on guns.

The Question: If the NRA is working to defeat Hays, why would Hays boast about being a member of their organization in a TV ad?

The Answer: “Patrick Henry Hays is a 26-year, career politician who will say anything to win an election. Hays has an ‘F’ rating from the NRA, calls Obama his ‘star quarterback,’ and supports Obama’s liberal gun agenda,” said Jack Sisson, campaign manager.
As reported on October 10, 2014: Former North Little Rock mayor Patrick Henry Hays received an ‘F’ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) because of his Second Amendment record while in office. Hays was one of the only mayors in Arkansas to join Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. The coalition supports new federal firearm regulations, including new restrictions on ammunition, gun transportation and gun shows. The coalition also advocates for new federal gun registration mandates. The city of North Little Rock is no longer a member of the coalition. There are currently no towns or cities in Arkansas’ Second Congressional District participating in the coalition. Republican congressional candidate French Hill has both an ‘A’ rating from the NRA and the organization’s endorsement.

“26-year career politician Patrick Henry Hays’ ‘F’ rating from the NRA is just one more reason we can’t afford him in Washington,” said Doyle Webb, RPA Chairman. “Hays will support President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg’s reckless gun control agenda.”
When asked about this latest situation, French Hill said: “I am proud of my NRA endorsement and ‘A’ rating. While my opponent supports more government mandates and President Obama’s liberal, gun agenda, I will hold President Obama accountable and fight for common sense, Arkansas values.”

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