Tom Cotton

Pryor Analytics (with Mid-Day Update)

Featured image As Power Line’s great friend Tom Cotton prepares to run against incumbent Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas, it is worth taking in some of the early polls.  Over at Hot Air Ed Morrissey rounds it up, and finds the outlook for Cotton is good.  One poll finds that only 37 percent of Arkansas voters think Pryor should be re-elected.  Even the most sympathetic poll for Pryor (conducted by a labor »

Tom Cotton hammers Senate immigration bill

Featured image Our friend Rep. Tom Cotton has ripped the Schumer-Rubio bill in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Because that legislation is so scandalously flawed, Tom maintains that there should be no House-Senate conference. In other words, House Republicans should not pass any bill, regardless of its merits, unless the leadership agrees to no conference. As the title of Tom’s op-ed states, “It’s the House Bill or Nothing on Immigration.” I understand »

How about some more good political news?

Featured image A poll released Tuesday by the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund finds that our friend Rep. Tom Cotton leads Sen. Mark Pryor by 8 points in a projected 2014 contest for the Pryor’s Arkansas Senate seat. The poll also finds that Pryor is viewed favorably by only 36 percent of Arkansas voters. I should add that Tom has not made a decision about whether to run for »

Tom Cotton’s truths about Iraq

Featured image Arkansas Fourth District Rep. Tom Cotton appeared on CNN’s State of the Nation yesterday along with his colleague Hawaii Second District Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (video below). Our friend Rep. Cotton set forth a few significant truths about the American effort in Iraq that should not be obscured by Rajiv Chandrasekaran and his media colleagues. In the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, Naval War College professor of national security affairs »

Congressman Tom Cotton

Featured image On Thursday, Tom Cotton will be sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives. Tom’s election was, in our view, the best news to come out of Election Night. I expect his swearing in to be the best news to come out of Capitol Hill for a good while. We’re happy to report that Tom has been assigned to two key committees: Financial Services and Foreign Affairs. These »

The wrong man

Featured image Tom Cotton is Rep.elect from Arkansas’s Fourth District and a friend of Power Line. On Sunday he appeared on Fox News to reiterate the gist of his Wall Street Journal column on Chuck Hagel — that Hagel is the wrong man for Secretary of Defense. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Buzzfeed reports that “Chuck Hagel loses altitude.” Zeke Miller observes: “Former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s chances of being Barack Obama’s »

Who Reads Power Line?

Featured image Tom Cotton, that’s who.  Newly elected to the House of Representatives from the 4th district in Arkansas, he was one of the Power Line “pick six” we tracked in this last election.  He hasn’t received his committee assignments yet.  But stay tuned; Tom is going to be a person to watch for many years to come. He’s no stranger to Power Line readers, of course; see here and here, just »

Some House race news and updates

Let’s start with the three Power Line picks. Tom Cotton has been declared the winner in Arkansas’ Fourth District. Right now, he’s up 60-36. The victory of this outstanding American brightens an otherwise gloomy evening. Chip Cravaack trails in Minnesota’s Eighth District by about 3,000 votes with approximately one-third of the vote counted. Mia Love is more than 5,000 votes behind in Utah’s Fourth District with a little less than »

A Final Pre-Election Report on the PL Pick Six

Featured image We have promoted six Republican candidates throughout this election season, selected for a combination of the importance of their races and their quality as conservative leaders. With the election about to begin, here is where they stand; first, the House candidates: Mia Love has withstood a barrage of racist attacks from the Democrats and has a commanding 52-40 lead in the latest polling. She promises to be a dynamic voice »

Tom Cotton of Arkansas

Featured image Jay Nordlinger wraps up his four-part series on our friend Tom Cotton at NRO this morning. Part I is here, part II is here, part III is here, and part IV is here. Tom is running to represent Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District. He is one of our Pick Six candidates. John held a fundraiser for Tom in Minneapolis early in the campaign. Jay’s reports provide strong evidence that come election »

A fateful letter to the editor of the Times

Featured image Getting to know Tom Cotton has been one of the highest (and most humbling) of the highlights of my experience writing for Power Line. National Review’s Jay Nordlinger headed down to southern Arkansas to watch Tom campaign for Arkansas’ Fourth District congressional seat. Yesterday NRO posted part I of Jay’s report. In part II today, Jay tells how we first got to know Tom, while he was serving as an »

Support Tom Cotton for Congress (Updated)

Featured image Tom Cotton’s relationship with Power Line goes back to 2006, when he was leading a platoon in Baghdad and authored a famous letter to the New York Times–the Times didn’t print it, but we did, and it became an internet sensation. Now Tom is running for Congress in Arkansas’s 4th District, and we are delighted to endorse him as one of the Power Line Pick Six. Tom is a brilliant »

Support Tom Cotton for Congress

Featured image Tom Cotton’s relationship with Power Line goes back to 2006, when he was leading a platoon in Baghdad and authored a famous letter to the New York Times–the Times didn’t print it, but we did, and it became an internet sensation. Now Tom is running for Congress in Arkansas’s 4th District, and we are delighted to endorse him as one of the Power Line Pick Six. Tom is a brilliant »

Support Tom Cotton For Congress

Featured image Tom Cotton’s relationship with Power Line goes back to 2006, when he was leading a platoon in Baghdad and authored a famous letter to the New York Times–the Times didn’t print it, but we did, and it became an internet sensation. Now Tom is running for Congress in Arkansas’s 4th District, and we are delighted to endorse him as one of the Power Line Pick Six. Tom is a brilliant »

Introducing the Power Line Pick Six

Featured image If you check the sidebar to your right, you will see our contribution to the 2012 Congressional elections: the Power Line Pick Six. We have selected six candidates to report on and get behind, three in the Senate and three in the House. We chose candidates who are solid conservatives and are likely to be leaders if they are sent to Washington; we have also selected pivotal races that will »

Some thoughts on Tom Cotton’s victory

Featured image Let’s begin by looking backwards and sparing a thought for the pathetic leftists who, when Tom first appeared on Power Line (writing to us from Iraq), claimed that he didn’t exist. The idea that a Harvard educated lawyer would leave a top-flight law firm to fight for his country was simply too alien for these poor souls to accept. This level of patriotism didn’t compute. We feel sorry for them. »

Tom Cotton takes an early lead

Featured image Our friend Tom Cotton has jumped ahead in the Republican congressional primary in Arkansas’ Fourth District. With 2 of 33 counties reporting, Tom has 74 percent of the vote and leads his main rival Beth Anne Rankin 418 votes to 113. Clearly, there’s a very long way to go, and we’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, in the Arkansas Democratic presidential primary, President Obama leads someone call John Wolfe by 58 »