Today, Senator Mark Pryor’s campaign unveiled a new television entitled “$24 Billion.”

In the thirty-second ad, the Pryor campaign ties Tom Cotton to the reckless Republicans who shut down the government while contrasting it with Pryor’s work to avoid default and reopen the government.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aUsU6FWbjI]

Here’s the script from Pryor’s ad:

Narrator 1: Tom Cotton cost us billions. The government shutdown cost America $24 billion. [Standard & Poor’s; Memphis Business Journal, 10/17/13]

Cotton and a small group of reckless congressmen took our country to the brink of default. [ABC News, 10/8/13]

His irresponsible actions weakened our credit and damaged our economy. [Reuters, 10/7/13] [CNNMoney, 10/15/13]

Narrator 2: Fortunately,
wiser heads prevailed. Senators like Mark Pryor brought Democrats and
Republicans together to end the shutdown and responsibly cut spending. [CNN, 10/16/13] [Associated Press, 10/16/13]

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