Arkansas GOP Hopefuls Rally In Little Rock As Election Nears

Oct 29, 2014

Republican Tom Cotton speaking at Wednesday's rally at his campaign headquarters in Little Rock.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Republicans are expressing confidence that they'll complete a takeover of Arkansas' top offices as they try to rally support in the final days leading up to next week's midterm election.

The GOP's candidates gathered Wednesday for a rally to highlight the party's top races and tout their chances in Tuesday's election.

The rally at the party's coordinated campaign offices included Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton and Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson.

Cotton is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, who is seeking a third term, in a race that could determine which party controls the chamber next year.

Hutchinson is running against Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross to succeed Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.