- Associated Press - Monday, March 17, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has married his girlfriend during a small ceremony over the weekend.

Cotton’s Senate campaign said the freshman lawmaker married Anna Peckham, an attorney from Virginia, at a small wedding ceremony with family and close friends on Saturday. The two are currently on a honeymoon during the congressional recess, campaign spokesman David Ray said.

Ray declined to say where the wedding was held or where the couple was honeymooning.

The two have been engaged since late 2013. Ray said they plan to live and raise their family in Arkansas.

Cotton was elected in 2012 to represent south Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District. He announced in August he would challenge Democratic U.S. Sen Mark Pryor.