In a debate Monday, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor accused Republican Tom Cotton of eying a Senate bid before he knew where the restrooms were in the House.
“He hasn’t passed anything since he’s been in the House,” Pryor said of Cotton, a first term congressman. “Even though he was there for one month, and he ran a poll on the Senate race — didn’t even know where the bathrooms were, but nonetheless now thinks he’s entitled to be in the Senate. … Congressman, you don’t have the reputation, ability or the desire to walk across the aisle to get things done in Washington.”
At the forum at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Cotton frequently compared Pryor to President Barack Obama, who is unpopular in the conservative state.
“Time and time again,” the Republican said, “Mark Pryor has rubber-stamped Barack Obama’s big government agenda. And a vote for Mark Pryor is a vote for more of Barack Obama’s policies.”
When Cotton accused Pryor of voting for every one of Obama’s tax increases, the Democrat called it a “whopper,” arguing that overall he has voted to cut taxes as a senator.