As one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents representing a crimson red state, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) isn't exactly sure what to say when asked if he approves or disapproves of President Barack Obama.
“I would say, ‘Is there another option there?’" Pryor told Politico in an interview published Monday.
Pryor told Politico that Obama "doesn't connect well" with Arkansas voters.
“I think that President Obama has in some ways what you would think of as a hard-left agenda in various ways, and that agenda is not popular in our state,” Pryor said. “And a lot of that agenda I don’t support."
With Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) set to challenge Pryor next year, the two-term Democratic incumbent has made a concerted effort to avoid being branded an Obama loyalist. Pryor was one of four Democratic senators to vote against a measure that would have expanded background checks on gun buyers. He is also one of the few remaining Democratic elected officials to still oppose marriage equality.
Read Politico's profile of Pryor here.