Skip to comments.Meet Tom Cotton, from Yell County, Arkansas, near Dardanelle
Posted on 08/08/2011 5:37:20 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Many linked his decision to his desire to run for governor in 2014, but insiders also recognize that next fall Ross was about to be confronted with the strongest challenger of his congressional career, in the person of Republican Tom Cotton of Yell County near Dardanelle.
Thats the same place that was made a household name in True Grit, as in My name is Mattie Ross of near Dardanelle in Yell County. But the story of Tom Cotton which is about to unfold in his congressional campaign is strictly nonfiction.
A rural Arkansas farm boy, Cotton made his way to Harvard and Harvard Law, where he graduated with distinction, with a stop to study at the Claremont Graduate University in between.
Cotton was walking out of a law school class when he learned terrorists had struck the World Trade Center. A world of legal wealth and prestige lay before him, but inside he sensed he soon would be going to war.
Those who know Cotton well are struck by his systematic demeanor, which leads him to lay plans before acting. He had obligations to fulfill before he could volunteer for Army service. He had committed to clerk for a federal appellate judge. Then he went into private practice to pay off his student loans. An Army friend wrote him from Iraq not to worry. Im afraid the war will still be on by the time you can get here.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
This is an announced candidate with an appealing biography.
I know this guy and his whole family. He would be great. His sister is also a lawyer. I might actually get involved in this one. His mom and dad are great people.
Great bio. Obviously a true patriot with honor, integrity, and “true grit”.
The Bronze Star with V device has my vote.
The list of well-known conservatives preparing to supportCotton reads like a Whos Who of the movement. His former professors at Claremont are as much in awe at the prospects of Cotton in Congress as his old sergeant in Iraq. You have to remember that this young man interrupted a fast-track life to study the Federalist Papers, explains Charles Kesler, now editor of the Claremont Review of Books. And that was before he interrupted his life to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This guy sounds good!
We have a candidate to replace Texas’ liberal senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, that looks to be a real conservative.
Looks like the perfect anti-Hutchinson!
Sure hope so!
Let me ask you, what is your opinion of Ted Cruz?
His bio looks pretty good. He appears to be interested in being a career politician though. And he is a lawyer that thinks hispanics really want to be conservatives. He might not be too bad a choice though.
I’m good as long as Dewhurst or someone like him doesn’t win the nomination.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.