Boozman, Eldridge Launch New Ads As Senate Race Nears End

Oct 25, 2016

Republican incumbent U.S. Senator John Boozman (left) and Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge (right).

Republican Sen. John Boozman's campaign is spending nearly half a million dollars on a new television ad portraying himself as someone who puts Arkansas first as he enters the final two weeks of the campaign for his re-election. His Democratic challenger has also launched a spot touting his work prosecuting a county judge for corruption.

Boozman's campaign said it's spending more than $469,000 to air the 30-second spot statewide, the fifth in his general election campaign. Eldridge's campaign didn't say how much it was spending, but Federal Communications Commission records show it's bought at least $95,000 worth of airtime starting this week.

Eldridge has trailed Boozman in fundraising and faces an uphill challenge unseating him in Arkansas, where Republicans hold all statewide and federal offices.