Cotton Ad Attacks Pryor on Social Security

And the NRSC takes its first shots at Pryor.

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Andrea Drusch
Aug. 20, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

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)


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