Rep. Tom CottonTom CottonSenators introduce new Iran sanctions Trump should ignore the business lobby and stick to immigration promises McConnell vows Senate will take up ObamaCare repeal next week MORE (R-Ark.) features his drill sergeant in a new ad for his Senate campaign, touting his military record and mocking Sen. Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D-Ark.) for his comments that Cotton had a "sense of entitlement."
"Drill Sergeant Norton taught me to be a soldier: Accountability, humility, and putting the unit before yourself. That training stuck," Cotton says after Norton gives him permission stand "at ease" in the humorous spot.
The light-hearted ad seeks to soften Cotton personally, tout his military record and knock Pryor for comments earlier this spring that Cotton has "a sense of entitlement that he gives off."
"It's almost just like 'I served my country, therefore let me into the Senate.' That's not how it works in Arkansas," Pryor said in an interview to MSNBC last month.
The two are locked in a tight race that could be crucial for the GOP's chances to retake the Senate. Pryor has led in the last few polls, though both parties expect a hard-fought battle through Election Day.