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New Arkansas poll shows Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor already trailing Tom Cotton
Conservative Intel ^ | 8/6/13 | David Freddoso

Posted on 08/06/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier

When U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R (at right) announces his candidacy for Senate at a barbecue this evening, he will be doing so as an early frontrunner in a 2014 race that could ultimately determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; 2014midterms; ar2014; arkansas; markpryor; randsconcerntrolls; rinokeywordcowards; senate; tomcotton
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1 posted on 08/06/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier
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To: The Old Hoosier

Bring in BJ and Hill to campaign for Pryor, let’s bury the guy early!


2 posted on 08/06/2013 8:35:12 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: kcvl; The Old Hoosier

GO TOM COTTON!


3 posted on 08/06/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: The Old Hoosier
"a 2014 race that could ultimately determine which party controls the U.S. Senate."

Replacing 'rat Linda Gramnesty would be a big plus.

4 posted on 08/06/2013 8:38:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: The Old Hoosier

For those of us who are unaware, is this a vacant seat / special election? And is this currently counted as a Dem or GOP seat?


5 posted on 08/06/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: The Old Hoosier

Cue Nelson Muntz!!


6 posted on 08/06/2013 8:40:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: The Old Hoosier

The Democrat Party is gonna take a butt whipping like they have never seen before....and so will the RINO traitors in the Republican Party!!!!


7 posted on 08/06/2013 8:54:46 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: taxcontrol

It is a seat held by Dems for years. Pryor is in his 2nd term.

Dems held 3 of the 4 House seats and both Senate seats. Rep. Boozman held the only Republican seat from 2001 to 2011. He ran against Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) in 2012 and defeated her. In 2010, the Republicans turned 2 other House seats to Republicans, leaving only 1 House seat under the Dems. In 2012, that seat changed to R.

If Cotton does win against Pryor, then 3 House and both Senate seats would have gone from D to R since 2010, giving the state 4 R’s in the House and 2 R’s in the Senate.

The House seat Boozman vacated remained under the R column in the 2012 election.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Buh-bye Mark!

Really need to focus on North Carolina. Kay Hagan will be harder to knock off than Pryor


9 posted on 08/06/2013 8:58:00 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TomGuy

It was good to see the back of that hag, Blanche Lincoln. If only we can bury Mary Landreau in a similar victory.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: The Old Hoosier

Interesting article. I knew Pryor wasn’t doing too well, but I didn’t realize how low his approval numbers are.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 9:01:38 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy
You might also point out that both chambers of the state leg went R in 2012 for the first time since Reconstruction.

I think AR can now be forgiven for the Clintonian travesty.

12 posted on 08/06/2013 9:05:55 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: The Old Hoosier
a 2014 race that could ultimately determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Not that we could ever tell the difference.
13 posted on 08/06/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Send Obama down he will really put the nail in Pryers coffin..

I think people of this country hate Obama more than they do the Clintons.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 9:06:27 AM PDT by PLD
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To: The Old Hoosier

Still well below the margin of fraud. And the GOP-e hasn’t begun attacking Cotton yet.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 9:07:25 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“...The Democrat Party is gonna take a butt whipping like they have never seen before....”

You hope (and so do I).

Never discount their fraud machine, friend. They are past masters at it.

Until the GOP learns how to fight back, we have to win OVERWHELMINGLY, like Hewitt said “if it ain’t close, they can’t cheat”.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 9:14:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

This is what I’m afraid of. Cotton may be a GOP-e. In which case he’ll get in and be there for years.

He’s got an OK record. But I don’t think he’s the next Ted Cruz.

However at this point anyone is better than Pryor.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: The Old Hoosier

It’s past time that Arkansas stopped sending Dems to the US Senate. They got rid of Blanche Lincoln in 2010 and now it’s time for Pryor to be retired in the same manner.

Dem senators from Arkansas cast two votes for Obamacare in 2010.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 9:22:23 AM PDT by Will88
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To: The Old Hoosier

Mark Pryor has to lose to somebody, but I’m not convinced that Tom Cotton is the guy I’d support to replace him.
Tom’s an honored veteran who betrayed his constitutional oath just a few days ago. Check out his active involvement in defeating the Amash amendment to the NDAA for details.

A big-government statist, posing as a conservative, isn’t (in my opinion) what we need to fill this seat.

I think I’ll give Mark Darr a closer look. Rumor has it, he’s considering a run for this seat.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 9:23:00 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot
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To: ConservativeMan55

Well, it’s a reality of our days, friend. And unless the GOP at large grows a big set of cajones and fights for every election, every time, every where - like the Dems do - it’ll just be lather-rinse-repeat every election.

“...But I don’t think he’s the next Ted Cruz...”

Doesn’t have to be. All he has to do is be an American, represent the interests of his constituents and block everything the commie Dems try to shove down our throats - which, when you think of it, is what a real American should ALWAYS do. All he has to do is DO HIS JOB.

And yeah, I realize that’s a lot to ask of anyone in this graceless day and age...


20 posted on 08/06/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Advice to Cotton:
When the MSM asks you about rape, your response is:
“Do you still beat your wife?”


21 posted on 08/06/2013 9:33:06 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: NFHale

I’m just saying.. I think he’ll do OK. But after he gets elected (and he will be elected) don’t be surprised if there’s a few big issues he screws us on.

Hopefully he doesn’t turn into a Lindsay Graham.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 9:35:16 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: The Old Hoosier

Will someone please tell us all WTF is wrong with women! They are screwing up everything with their Liberal voting. Every group is voting against Pryor except women! The only thing I can see is that they’ve switched from men to the government for their “security.” Maybe the problem is men.


23 posted on 08/06/2013 9:35:46 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

I’ll tell you what it is.

Especially in the more liberal areas.. lots of women.. even proclaimed “Christian” women have 2 issues which keep them voting for Dems.

Gays and Abortions. Lots of women have “gay” friends. And so suddenly that becomes their number one issue. Screw everything else.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 9:38:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Paladin2
Replacing 'rat Linda Gramnesty would be a big plus.

Nancy Mace was on Beck today, she did well, and they are a tough crowd, but I think she is a bit green, and that is one reason they were tough on her.

We have so many more races, Cheney for one, Michigan? who knows, maybe Doc' Steele who ran against Dingell in 2010' will throw his hat in.

It is so early, stay tuned....

And that doesn't even cover if a certain Palin runs in AK, and I mean Todd, not Sarah :-)...

25 posted on 08/06/2013 9:49:28 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“...I’m just saying.. ..”

I’m just answering!! Hahah!

“...don’t be surprised if there’s a few big issues he screws us on...”

You know, nothing this class of political parasites does surprises me anymore, friend. Not a damn thing... it seems that they will do whatever benefits them personally first, the Party second, and the people a far distant third.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 9:49:33 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: onyx

Thanks, onyx!


27 posted on 08/06/2013 10:01:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: taxcontrol

This is shaping up to be a loss for an incumbent democrat.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 10:03:31 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: The Old Hoosier
Mitch McConnell should take this poll very seriously indeed.

In 2012 we were wrong when we thought the election would look like 2010 rather than 2008. Mitch McConnell has been conducting himself as though he thinks the 2014 election will look like 2008.

It is not smart to get your dates wrong.


29 posted on 08/06/2013 10:05:33 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: NFHale

Yep.

Glenn has been asking each candidate “how’s your soul” to see what their response is


30 posted on 08/06/2013 10:10:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Sorry to break it to you - Tom Cotton is most decidedly a RINO:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3050880/posts

In a twice-weekly column for the Harvard Crimson, Cotton — who has been called a “Republican’s dream” by National Review and an “extraordinary figure” by the Weekly Standard — criticized politicians for not doing enough to oppose tobacco and wrote a laudatory 1996 piece praising Bill and Hillary Clinton.

“Bill Clinton is the most successful campaigner of our time because he is the most sincere campaigner of our time,” Cotton wrote. He was especially taken with Hillary. “There could not be a more apposite instance for the phrase ‘Behind every good man lies a better woman.’” Hillary is “more organized, more disciplined, more thoughtful, and more faithful than he is.”


31 posted on 08/06/2013 10:23:16 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Good, but can’t we take some pro-Obama states in the Senate?


32 posted on 08/06/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: bamahead

You’re not breaking it to me. I already knew about the article and Cottons Rinosh article.

However.. I am hopeful hell be better
than Pryor.


33 posted on 08/06/2013 10:32:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: The Old Hoosier

Cotton for Senate in 2014. Cotton for President in 2016. Watch..it’s gonna happen.


34 posted on 08/06/2013 10:49:05 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: NFHale

I agree with you, 100%!!!!


35 posted on 08/06/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Those Cotton pickin’ Republicans!


36 posted on 08/06/2013 12:05:35 PM PDT by unseelie
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To: Paladin2

Maybe Linda will stay in Egypt with Leslie McQueen.


37 posted on 08/06/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Could it be that Arkansaw voting machines are fixed???..
You know.... like everywhere else?..

The democrats will adjust and not allow the voting machines to make such obvious errors as they did on Nov 6th 2012.. Really.. 150% turnout in some places is almost laughable.. and 110% and even 100% in other places..

No doubt adjustments HAVE BEEN MADE... Cotton will lose leaving conservatives scratching their heads once more.. AND since they did NOTHING about Nov 6th 2012 they will do NOTHING about it/this..

And democrats KNOW THIS... thats why? it works..
Being a conservative has become BIG TALK little action..
The rampant apathy is... welll....... RAMPANT...

**(not among democrats though)..


38 posted on 08/06/2013 1:01:06 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: The Old Hoosier; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; ...

Nananana nananana hey hey.....I don’t think Pryor will get annihilated like Blanche Lincoln but we oughta win this one.

More Senate news, not good. Another unqualified legacy candidate, Sam Nunn’s Jar Jar Binks looking community organizer daughter Michelle is polling well in Georgia, tied in the polls with GOP Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston and strongly leading Paultard Congressman Paul Broun. Broun must not be nominated.

Just imagine how much better it would be if you had to be castrated before being allowed to hold political office? ;) No Pryor Jr. no Casey Jr. no GW and Jeb Bush (or George Sr. for that matter) no JFK/RFK/EMK.

More Senate news, good. Denise Juneau, a statewide office holder (NotsoSuperintendent of doing the Teacher’s union’s bidding), will not seek the rat Senate nod in Montana.


39 posted on 08/06/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: hosepipe

No.

Arkansaw (sic) voter turnout in 2012 was between 60% and 70% statewide. No precincts reported 100%+ numbers.

Cotton may lose, but it’s very doubtful that it will be due to fraud. Most of the technically-skilled folks in Arkansas are not Democrats.
We do have to factor in the idiot vote though.
Arkansas suffers from several layers of stupid when voting is the topic:
1.) Those who will never vote for a Republican because of Reconstruction.
2.) The “Gimme free stuff” contingent localized in the larger cities.
3.) No-Information voters: Only watch MSM for their news.

I personally know representatives of all three of these groups.


40 posted on 08/06/2013 1:42:44 PM PDT by Hugh the Scot
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To: hosepipe; Hugh the Scot

Then why did Blance Lincoln lose in a landslide in 2010? Why didn’t Obama win Arkansas? Get a grip.

Fraud is a factor in rat victories. Stupidity is a MUCH larger factor.


41 posted on 08/06/2013 2:04:49 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: hosepipe; Hugh the Scot; fieldmarshaldj

To whit, this jerk Pyror only got elected in the first place because

1)His daddy was a Senator
2)The Republican Senator he beat left his wife and married his mistress

And enough clueless yokels thought either of those reasons were enough reason to vote for Pryor.

He won reelection in 2008 because the GOP, weak nationally and in Arkansas that year (Huckabee was not good for the state party as RINO Governors usually aren’t), did not bother to run a candidate, none at all.


42 posted on 08/06/2013 2:10:32 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Viennacon; All

If Clinton hadn’t turned his back on Arkansas when he and the hag moved to NY, they’d still be voting for him. Slapping Arkansans in the face finally got their attention.


43 posted on 08/06/2013 2:31:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Pryor’s pretty durn awful, for sure.


44 posted on 08/06/2013 2:53:31 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: vette6387

99% of Black women vote Democrat and most white men vote Republican. This is why you have a huge gender gap. I doubt black women vote against the GOP because of abortion. I would guess a majority of young white women vote Republican.


45 posted on 08/06/2013 3:05:42 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“I would guess a majority of young white women vote Republican.”

Not sure I buy your numbers. Black men also vote RAT so the Black vote S/B a wash. Then, if that’s the case, what accounts for the fact that women are still more than 50% for FUBO? In the overall numbers, I just deduct 12% from the “we like Obama column” to take the Blacks out of the equation.


46 posted on 08/06/2013 3:31:49 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: lewislynn
Not that we could ever tell the difference.

Ping!

47 posted on 08/06/2013 4:01:25 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Impy

hen why did Blance Lincoln lose in a landslide in 2010? Why didn’t Obama win Arkansas? Get a grip.


Voter fraud was not completely set for midterms THEN.......
Because rats rarely voted in midterms.. THEN...

NOW is another factor.. voter fraud has be “refined to an art” by rats.. finaced by Obamanoids..
Arkansaw 2010 is not Arkansaw TODAY..

Grab yer Onions the fix is in... Hold tight they might get cut off..
RINOs are stealth democrats... it is about the MONEY..


48 posted on 08/06/2013 4:43:27 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Impy

Darn. I was ready to sent Broun some money. Broun is not afraid to stand up for his Christian beliefs. Plus the Establishment is terrified of Broun. Rove thinks Broun is a Todd Akin Time Bomb. Perhaps, Broun poll position is because he is unfamiliar with the Atlanta metro area. If Broun can’t move the needle, then I will go with Doc Gingrey. One GA candidate that I don’t want to win is Bob Barr.


49 posted on 08/06/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT by yongin (You can't have a truce on social issues when the IRS is taking sides.)
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To: bamahead

Agreed


50 posted on 08/06/2013 6:56:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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