Election Central: Pryor Agrees To Debate

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Senator Mark Pryor finally agrees to debate his challenge, Cong. Tom Cotton and Republicans up the ante for Asa Hutchinson. KATV’s Elicia Dover delivers today’s Election Central Daily Brief.

The National Right To Life organization is criticizing Senator Mark Pryor for supporting a bill that would essentially override the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. The law would have blocked “for profit” corporations from refusing birth control for employer insurance plans. Republicans blocked it and called it a political stunt.

In other news, Pryor has agreed to a second televised debate hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.  Talk Business & Politics host Roby Brock would be the moderator of that debate if Tom Cotton agrees to it.  Pryor has also agreed to a debate hosted by AETN. This comes after weeks of Cotton agreeing to several debates and pressuring Pryor to do the same.

KATV Ch. 7 has extended an invitation to both candidates to debate. Tom Cotton has accepted our invitation and that invitation is still extended to Mark Pryor. Both gubernatorial candidates have also agreed to a KATV Ch. 7 debate.

Over in that governor’s race, the Republican Governor’s Association says nationwide it will spend $100 million in the final 100 days of the election. They’ll be throwing money into the most competitive races, including here in Arkansas where Republican Asa Hutchinson is facing Democrat Mike Ross.