Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) holds a four-point lead over Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) in the 2014 Senate race, according to new polling by Impact Management.
Many red state Democrats have come out as critics of the EPA’s proposed rules to restrict carbon emissions.
Alison Lundergan Grimes was one of those Democrats, but Grimes had a bit of an embarrassing flub toward the end of last week when her campaign sent out a pro-coal ad that said “President Obama and Washington Don’t Get It … Alison Grimes Does.” The ad, according to Politico, was accompanied by a picture of a coal miner, but turns out it was not actually a coal miner—it was a European model.
Was this a huge deal? Probably not, but it does provide Republicans with ammunition to “raise doubts about the authenticity of her pro-coal position.”
That was further compounded this week when it was reported that Grimes attended a D.C. fundraiser and neglected to defend Kentucky’s coal industry, despite previous promises to address it.
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton made his first two endorsements for Senate, giving nods to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), the Hill reports.
Six states held primaries on Tuesday, setting the ballot in three key Senate races: Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas.
They’re all races that are varying degrees of toss-ups, and they are all important in the GOP’s efforts to take control of the Senate.
The number of Republicans who voted in Tuesday’s Arkansas primary surpassed the number of Democrats “for the first time since the Civil War,” according to a memo issued this morning by Republican Senate candidate Rep. Tom Cotton’s campaign.