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Mon April 14, 2014

Cotton Calls For Debates With Pryor In Senate Race

Tom Cotton
Credit Michael Hibblen/ KUAR

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is calling for a series of five debates with Sen. Mark Pryor as Cotton challenges Pryor in the U.S. Senate race.

Cotton - a Republican - said Sunday that he wants the debates in five different regions of the state and without moderators or panelists asking questions. Cotton called for opening and closing statements with he and Pryor - a Democrat - asking each other questions and giving rebuttals.

Pryor spokesman Erik Dorey responded with a news release saying that Pryor looks forward to a debate "at the appropriate time and in a format in which voters could hear from the candidates."