Tea Party Express Endorses Congressman Tom Cotton for the U.S. Senate

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, proudly endorses Congressman Tom Cotton for the U.S. Senate today.

Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “In 2012, when we endorsed Tom Cotton for Congress during his hotly contested primary, we saw a quality that remains true today: Congressman Cotton is a fighter for all the best things about America. That trait creates a stark contrast with his opponent, Senator Mark Pryor, who has been a rubberstamp for the extreme liberal Obama-Reid agenda. Arkansans deserves a Senator that represents them, not the Washington insiders and special interests.

“Congressman Tom Cotton isn’t just a bold conservative and proven leader—he is someone that understands the values hard work and integrity, which clearly defines the people of Arkansas. His life experiences have prepared him to be a voice of the people, not just another fall-in-line politician like Senator Pryor.

“Tom Cotton will bring his humble upbringing on a farm in Dardanelle, along with a Harvard Law Degree and combat service in the U.S. Army to the U.S. Senate. He will continue to fight to rein in the out-of-control spending, protect the Constitution, and ensure the American Dream is afforded to future generations. That’s why Tea Party Express is proud to endorse and stand with Congressman Tom Cotton. We encourage everyone to get out and vote for Tom on November 4th so we can get the American economy moving forward again,” Budowich concluded.

Comments from local Tea Party leaders:

“Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, candidate for U.S. Senate, is a proven conservative and needed to represent Arkansas values and beliefs. Cotton will not only replace progressive Sen. Mark Pryor- his election will help Arkansans ‘Fire Harry Reid,’ removing his dictatorial gridlock hold over the U.S. Senate.”

Dr. Bill Smith, Editor, ARRA News Service.

“I have supported Tom Cotton from the first time I heard him speak. His work history, strong family background and being in the military- he represented the real deal for me. I have been very happy with his record in Congress. I look forward for him representing me in the Senate.”

Judy Coleman, Garland County Tea Party Activist

“Our TEA Party is in full support of Tom Cotton for U.S. Senator from Arkansas. We tried to get Mark Pryor defeated in the last election to no avail. If we can’t get the Senate out of the hands of Harry Reid, America is doomed.”

George Benham, Acting Chairman, Saline County TEA Party, Arkansas

“I think Tom Cotton is the most important election in Arkansas history. Electing Tom may help fire Harry Reid. I will do what I can to help him get elected.

Bob Newbold, Tea Party Activist, Fort Smith, Arkansas

“We are supporting Tom Cotton! I don’t know any Pryor supporters.”

Ed Hairston, Tea Party Activist, Saline County Tea Party

“We need a strong military man to represent the country in our time of crisis and I think Tom Cotton is the person for this job. He votes right and tries to protect the taxpayer from being over burdened with PORK.”

Shirley Reynolds, Tea Party Activist, Little Rock, AR