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6:05 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Huckabee Accuses Democrats Of Obstruction, Backs Cotton's Senate Bid

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is accusing Senate Democratic leaders of obstruction and not allowing House bills to move forward as he campaigns in his home state on behalf of Republican Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

Huckabee endorsed Cotton during a news conference in Little Rock Monday, praising him as a chance for Republicans to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. Cotton is a freshman congressman challenging Pryor's bid for a third term.

Huckabee is the latest in a string of national GOP figures to visit Arkansas during the past week. The others include former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to visit the state Wednesday.