Local ABC affiliate KHOG fact-checked Democratic Senator Mark Pryor for his claim that the "middle class" in Arkansas makes up to $200,000 per year.
"Probably up to 200,000," Pryor said during a debate with Republican challenger Tom Cotton on Tuesday night. "There's different definitions, but that's my working definition."
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Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, told KHOG that Pryor's guess was wildly off-base.
"It's big–it's everywhere from about $20,000 all the way up to $75,000," Deck said.
Deck's says her numbers come from the U.S. census and that very few people make $200,000 or more in Arkansas.
So much for Pryor's definition of "middle class."