Cotton to stump for Iowa GOP candidate amid 2024 speculation

Cotton to stump for Iowa GOP candidate amid 2024 speculation
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Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonIs the Navy totally at sea? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - House debt vote today; Biden struggles to unite Arkansas legislature splits Little Rock in move that guarantees GOP seats MORE (R-Ark.) is heading to Iowa to stump for Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) at a fundraiser this month, fueling speculation of a potential 2024 presidential bid. 

“I’m thrilled to join Congresswoman Ashley Hinson later this month in Iowa,” Cotton said in a statement. “Ashley is a force to be reckoned with in Washington  she is fighting Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiJudge to hear Trump's case against Jan. 6 committee in November Kamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech GOP lawmaker calls for Meghan, Harry to lose royal titles over paid leave push MORE’s radical agenda and defending our values, our Constitution, and Iowa’s taxpayers every single day. Together we are going to take back the House in 2022.”

Hinson, a first-term member of Congress who defeated former Rep. Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerDemocrat Mike Franken launches challenge to Grassley in Iowa Trump says Grassley has his 'complete and total endorsement' Grassley announces reelection bid MORE (D) last year, is among Democrats’ top GOP targets in the 2022 midterm elections. So far, only one Democrat, Iowa state Sen. Liz Mathis, has jumped into the race to oust Hinson next year.

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Cotton, who easily won a second term in the Senate last year, is one of several Republicans seen as a potential presidential contender in 2024. 

He traveled to Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state, to campaign alongside Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyAnother voice of reason retires Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter McConnell: GOP should focus on future, not 'rehash' 2020 MORE (R-Iowa) in June and made a trip to New Hampshire, which holds the first presidential primary, last month.  

Cotton isn’t the only prominent GOP senator and potential 2024 candidate heading to Iowa to stump for Hinson. Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE (R-Texas) is also expected to campaign for Hinson at a barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 28. 

Updated at 12:30 p.m.