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Former senator, governor back on campaign circuit

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Former U.S. Sen. and Arkansas Gov. David Pryor (left) stopped in Blytheville on Wednesday to campaign for his son, Sen. Mark Pryor, who is up for re-election this fall.
Former U.S. Sen. and Arkansas Gov. David Pryor, along with his wife, Barbara, and their grandson, Adams, are hard at work campaigning for Pryor's son, and current U.S. senator, Democrat Mark Pryor, who's up for re-election this year against Rep. Tom Cotton.

Pryor and his team stopped in Blytheville Wednesday morning to speak on behalf of his son. The elder Pryor said this race for the Senate is important, not just for Arkansas but for the nation as a whole, adding that his son is what the nation needs at this point -- a bridge builder who is willing to work with "conservatives and liberals, rich and poor, black and white" to do what's best for Arkansas as well as the rest of the country.

This race stands out, according to Pryor, as one of the most unique races he's seen throughout his career in politics, particularly when it comes to the amount of money he said is being spent by out-of-state entities vying for Cotton's election to senator.

While David Pryor admits that the use of new technologies and methods of campaigning can have a positive impact on the race, he said he and his wife are campaigning the only way they know how, "Town to town. Store to store. Street to street." As the two, accompanied by their grandson, Adams, who is Mark Pryor's son, travel across the state, Pryor said he's enjoying seeing old friends and making new ones and admits that while he may not be able to "hit the streets" as hard as he once did he's sure to give some of the younger guys a run for their money.

For more information visit www.pryorforsenate.com.

cpinkard@couriernews.net

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