Tom Cotton (AR-Sen)
Primary Election: May 20, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014
Endorsed: August 7, 2013
Hometown: Dardanelle, AR
Professional Background: Management Consultant, Attorney, US Army Captain (Iraq and Afghanistan)
Political Experience: United States Congressman, Arkansas’s 4th District
- Supports full repeal of ObamaCare
- Supported elimination of wasteful spending in the Farm Bill
- Strong supporter of limited government
The Club for Growth PAC supports Army Captain, Congressman, and pro-economic growth champion Tom Cotton for the United States Senate against liberal Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas. Tom was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and enlisted in the United States Army in 2005. Cotton served in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Iraq Campaign Medal – rising to the rank of Captain. He later worked as an attorney and a management consultant before running for Congress in 2012, defeating an establishment-backed candidate in the primary (with Club member support) before easily dispatching the Democrat in the general election, flipping Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District to Republican for the first time in over a decade.
In Congress, Cotton has been stellar on the issues Club members care about. He opposes wasteful government spending, fights to repeal ObamaCare, and will never vote for an anti-growth tax increase. His opponent in the Senate race is down-the-line liberal incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Pryor. Pryor voted for ObamaCare, the Obama stimulus, the Wall Street bailout…you name it, Pryor’s voted for it. The choice is clear and Club members are 100% behind the person who will be a Senator Arkansas can be proud of – Tom Cotton!