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He’s In! [With Comments By John]

Tom Cotton made his official announcement of candidacy for the Senate in Arkansas tonight.  We’ll post video when we can, but here’s the excerpt from the speech that, repeated over the next 14 months, is going to end Mark Pryor’s political career:

Mark’s been running for office for almost 25 years. Every time, he says, “Arkansas comes first.” It’s not so. Over the last four-and-a-half years, for Mark Pryor, Barack Obama comes first.

Mark Pryor is the reason Obamacare is the law today. He could’ve stopped it, but he stood with Obama instead. Mark Pryor voted for Obama’s wasteful stimulus that added almost a trillion dollars to the debt, without lasting job growth. Mark Pryor voted for Obama’s amnesty plan for illegal immigrants that will hurt Arkansas families by driving up unemployment and driving down wages, without securing the border. Mark Pryor votes with Barack Obama over 90% of the time. Mark Pryor doesn’t put Arkansas first any more—Mark Pryor puts Barack Obama first.

Just four days ago, Mark Pryor even said it would be a “waste” of a Senate seat to elect a senator to oppose Barack Obama. Well, I’ll put it very simply: Do you agree with Barack Obama 90% of the time? If so, Mark Pryor is your man. If not, stand with me in this election and I’ll stand with Arkansas in the United States Senate.

You can donate online to Tom’s campaign here.

JOHN adds: It is way too heavy a burden to put on a man who is only 36 years old, but I sincerely believe that Tom Cotton is the conservative movement’s top gun. We have lots of fine advocates, but I don’t think anyone combines brilliant intellect with rock-solid character, a ferocious work ethic and dyed-in-the-wool conservative principles as well as Tom does. I don’t care what style of conservative you are, if you place yourself on the right side of the spectrum, Tom Cotton is your man. Please do all you can to make sure that he wins this race and takes his place in the Senate. God willing, he will be on the national ticket before long.

So, yeah, I’m a fan. It is interesting to see that Tom is unabashedly running against Barack Obama. Sure, it’s Arkansas, but the fact is that Obama is unpopular in most states. Let’s hope that other Republicans are equally willing to run a policy-based, conservative campaign that takes the fight to the enemy.

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