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October 23, 2014

Arkansas: Club for Growth Launches Ad Tying Pryor to Obama

The Club for Growth will launch a television advertisement in Arkansas on Friday targeting Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, who is up for re-election in 2014.

It’s the first cannon shot in what is expected to be a hard-fought and extended war for Pryor’s seat — and control of the Senate

Club for Growth Action, an affiliate of the well-funded anti-tax group, will tie Pryor to an unpopular President Barack Obama in the Razorback State with the six-figure buy.

“He’s the only Arkansan in Congress today who voted for Obamacare,” an elderly-sounding male narrator says over a graphic of darkened figure that eventually morphs into a picture of Pryor. “The only one who voted for the Obama stimulus. He joined Obama to bail out the Wall Street banks.”

“When you vote for Pryor, you vote for Obama,” the narrator says. “It’s that simple.”

Pryor, considered one of the more vulnerable senators facing re-election this cycle, does not currently have a Republican challenger. Washington, D.C., Republicans are recruiting freshman Rep. Tom Cotton to run, but he hasn’t yet said what he is doing.

The Club for Growth backed Cotton in his 2012 House run.

Obama lost Arkansas in 2012, taking less than 38 percent of the vote.

The ad will air on broadcast and cable television stations across the state. More specific information on the buy was not immediately available.

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