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Topic - Mark Pryor
With contested primaries for five statewide offices, two congressional seats and about two dozen legislative posts, Arkansas Republicans ended the filing period last week with a clear sign of how much the political landscape has changed in the state.
Even with dissension in his own ranks and in the face of a damning report showing the economic damage of a higher minimum wage, President Obama on Wednesday continued to push the issue and made clear it’ll be a political weapon for Democrats heading into the fall midterm elections.
Monday marked the end of the one-week filing period for state and federal office in Arkansas. Here are candidates who filed for statewide and congressional office by Monday's deadline. Candidates with an (i) next to their names are incumbents.
In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots - the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
The American Conservative Union announced Thursday its 43rd annual conservative ratings guide for members of Congress and Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, was among the perfect scores, to the surprise of few or none.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
House Democrats will make an aggressive push Wednesday on one of the party's top 2014 priorities, seeking to force a vote to increase the federal minimum wage, even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to slow-walk the issue.
Bill Clinton, popular in territory unfriendly to President Barack Obama, is reprising his role as a super-surrogate for Democrats battling to keep their Senate majority and win other races. In the long run, Clinton could pick up political chits for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, should she run for president in 2016.
For the second week in a row, President Obama used his weekly address to push for a hike in the nation's minimum wage while Republicans tried to keep Obamacare — and the negative effects of it — front and center.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's political action committee has reported raising more than half a million dollars in 2013, money she says will go in part to trying to block a Republican takeover of the Senate.
Democratic senators facing tough re-election campaigns this year have a significant cash advantage over their potential challengers, according to the latest finance reports — though in some of those races, the GOP candidates are at least making up ground.
Sen. Mark Pryor, who faces a tough re-election fight this fall, opposes President Obama's push for a minimum wage hike.
Sen. Mark Pryor released a pair of television ads Wednesday knocking his Republican challenger, Rep. Tom Cotton, for supporting a "reckless agenda" on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is criticizing challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton for voting against the $100 billion-a-year farm bill.
The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The finding is likely to be welcomed by Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states but is sure to further rankle environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama over his energy policy.
Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas Democrat, believes the proposed hike is too much and said that a smaller raise would be better for the economy.
But he says he may oppose GOP efforts to derail it before debate even begins.