Thursday, May 10, 2012

Music Legend Pat Boone Sings Praises of Tom Cotton

Dardanelle, AR – Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, a national non-partisan senior citizen group, today announced that Tom Cotton has earned the group’s Honorary Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. Cotton is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th District of Arkansas.

In a statement released by 60 Plus, Boone remarked, “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Tom Cotton. Seniors can depend on Tom Cotton.”  Boone, 77, and his wife, Shirley, have been married for 57 years and reside in Beverly Hills, California.

Boone is also familiar to audiences as a star of film and television. Boone has had 38 top-ten hits since his recording career began in the 1950s, and, according to Billboard magazine, holds the record for the most consecutive weeks (220) on the charts by any performer.

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, who founded the organization in 1992, added “Tom Cotton can be counted on to preserve Social Security and Medicare. Cotton will fight to protect the pocket books of senior citizens and Tom Cotton will fight wasteful spending of our tax dollars which has our government now borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar to pay its bills. Seniors have to live within their means and so should our government.

“As to the phony charge that Tom Cotton wants to ‘end Medicare as we know it,’ they say a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth catches up to it. The truth is that scaring seniors is apparently in the Democrats’ ‘DNA’. Look at their record. This despicable Medi-Scare tactic has now been used for over 15 years.

Martin added, “They now run television ads showing granny being pushed over a cliff in a wheelchair. It was irresponsible then. It’s irresponsible now.  But scaring seniors with these false attacks is unfortunately in the Democrats’ ‘DNA.’ Seniors deserve better.”

The Association’s Guardian Award is presented to Democrats and Republicans in Congress based on their “senior friendly” voting records. The honorary award is given to those running for office and is based on their views on issues of importance to seniors. Previous recipients include U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Republican Arkansas U.S. Senator John Boozman; Arkansas Reps. Rick Crawford (R-1st), Tim Griffin (R-2nd), and Steve Womack (R-3rd)  ).

About Tom Cotton: Tom Cotton is a Republican candidate for Congress in the Fourth District of Arkansas. Tom is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, an Army Ranger, and a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge recipient. Tom is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School and has worked as a business consultant at McKinsey & Co. A sixth-generation Arkansan, Tom lives in Dardanelle, where he grew up on his family's farm. Supporters can learn more at,, and

Tags: Pat Boone, 60 Plus Org, Tom Cotton, Arkansas, 4th Dist, candidate for congress, Republican


David L Singer said...

Another California out of State endorsement - Another reason WE are energized! We love working for the election of a known True Arkansan Conservative who is known for her Integrity, Intelligence, Communication skill, and well rounded life. Finally, we have a known Rivervalley Conservatives that WE can trust. Vote Beth Anne Rankin for Congress! This comes with a guarantee that you will not be disappointed in Beth Anne Rankin. Vote Beth Anne Rankin!

Gene McVay said...

I thought the big Rankin endorsement was from a Florida man who fled the high taxes of Arkansas. Yep, Mike Huckabee raised taxes more than Bill Clinton, increased spending by 65% and increased the number of state employees by 20%. Beth Anne Rankin was with Huckabee every step of the way as his chief assistant.

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CATO: If you liked George W. Bush’s brand of big-spending, big-government conservatism, you’ll love Mike Huckabee.

David L Singer said...

And Pat Boone did what?

Gene McVay said...

That's a winning strategy, trash Pat Boone! I think Apple Pie and Motherhood can be lumped in too.

Bill Smith said...

One thing I'm sure of, Beth Rankin would never support slamming Pat Boone a fellow Christian and all round good guy. And if she wins the primary, she will wish the endorsement by the 60 Plus Association. The 4th District is fortunate to have several well qualified people running on the Republican ticket. Regardless of who wins, the primary will have done the winner a lot of good. Trashing a conservative candidates is not what Rankin or any of the others would wish.

David L Singer said...

While I believe Pat Boone has no connection to Arkansas 4th, No one trashed Pat Boone.In comparison to MR. McVay's post rant on Huckabee and while promoting his own blog I thought he could enlighten us on what Pat Boone had done since that was what the original post was about.

Bill Smith said...

David L Singer: Thanks for clarification. However, I am confused. What blog does Col. McVay have? The article was from FoxNews. As for former Gov. Mike Huckabee, he and I know each and worked together campaigning for candidates. In fact the head shot photo I often use is from a photo taken from a photo that someone took of Mike and I when we were campaigning for a state rep candidate. Mike IS a very nice guy and I like his TV and radio programs.

But I did not support him for President in 2008 and wrote articles about his spending, taxing and fee programs, supporting the Mexican consular moving to Arkansas to aid the illegals, and other issues while he was Governor of Arkansas. These positions would have had him classified as a RINO in a more conservative state. Interesting that the taxes are so high in Arkansas, which he did not fix, that he has moved to Florida where there is no income tax. Although, he now advocates the Fair Tax on which I agree. Note, his endorsement was from someone who left the state of Arkansas as will be any Huck Pac funds.