Rep. Tom Cotton (R) is out with a new ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor’s (D) conflicting statements on raising the age limits for Social Security. The 30-second spot features a clip of Pryor in 2014 suggesting he’s “never said it was OK” to raise the age limit, followed by a 2011 clip in which the senator says raising the age to 68 or 69 for today’s teenagers would fix “80%” of the program’s problems. (release)
The ad comes on the heels of a similar attack by Crossroads GPS released yesterday, both of which seek to mitigate Pryor’s lead among seniors.
The NRSC is up with an ad accusing Pryor of voting against a balanced budget amendment, voting to give members of Congress special Obamacare benefits, and supporting a plan to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants. A narrator says it’s time to “shine a light” on the senator’s record, as an animated desk lamp points to file of opposition research. It’s the NRSC’s first Arkansas ad, part of a nearly $2 million radio and TV campaign between now and Election Day. (The Hill)
ON THE TRAIL: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will appear with Cotton at a fundraiser and press conference Thursday. (release)