Pryor hammers Cotton for opposing Violence Against Women Act
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Sen. Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorCoronavirus poses risks for Trump in 2020 Tom Cotton's only Democratic rival quits race in Arkansas Medicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 MORE (D-Ark.) is hammering Rep. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonDemocrats call on FTC to investigate allegations of TikTok child privacy violations GOP senators urge Trump not to restrict guest worker visas Chinese official accuses US of 'pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War' MORE (R-Ark.) for voting against the Violence Against Women Act in two new ads.


Both spots feature women attacking Cotton for the vote.

"One out of every four women will be a victim of domestic violence," says a young woman identified as Courtney in the ad. "So when Congressman Cotton was the only Republican or Democrat in Arkansas to vote against the Violence Against Women Act, I was shocked. First he's against equal pay for women, now Cotton won’t protect us from domestic abuse. Who is this guy, and what's he got against women?"

An older woman attacks him in the other spot.

"I speak for myself, my 26-year-old daughter, and I think many women," said a woman who introduces herself as Linda. "Cotton's votes are insulting and don’t reflect the views of most Arkansans."

The Pryor campaign is seeking to paint Cotton as outside the mainstream, and the ads are clearly aimed at turning female voters against him.

Polls show a close race in this key battle for Senate control.