#Election2014: Bill Clinton Unable to Deliver in Arkansas; Republicans Tom Cotton and Asa Hutchinson Win

Bill Clinton stumped in Arkansas for Sen. Mark Pryor, center, and Mike Ross, left, who is running for governor. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
Bill Clinton stumped in Arkansas for Sen. Mark Pryor, center, and Mike Ross, left, who is running for governor. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)

Bill Clinton made his hometown of Hope, Ark., famous in his 1992 presidential election, but he couldn’t deliver any good news for in-state Democrats running this year.

Representative Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) won a convincing victory over Senator Mark Pryor, despite Bill Clinton’s best efforts to efforts to salvage a victory for Democrats in his home state.

Fox News called the race for Cotton pretty quickly — he leads 52 to 45, at the moment. That’s got to be a disappointment for Clinton, who urged voters to push President Obama out of their minds, because he’ll only be in office two more years, whereas a Senate term lasts six years.

Bill Clinton’s old campaign driver, Mike Ross, also lost his bid for governor — Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson won 52–45 — as the state seems to have joined the rest of the south in making a definitive turn away from the Democratic party.

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SOURCE: Joel Gehrke 
The National Review Online

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