U.S. Senator Tom Cotton: An American Hero
Posted April 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton's letter (signed by 46 other U.S. Senators) to Iran's leaders shows the Senator's courage and leadership. He is not afraid to stand up for America's interests and he doesn't back down when he has truth on his side.
Conservative Victory Fund endorsed and helped Tom Cotton in the primary when he first ran for the U.S. House of Representatives. CVF also endorsed and helped Tom Cotton when he ran for the U.S. Senate. The reasons are simple: he is and will be even more of a conservative leader who has the courage of his convictions.
When CVF endorsed Cotton in the primary for the U.S. House, we noted "Tom Cotton is a decorated combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, having earned a Bronze Star. Tom has proven his dedication to protecting American ideals." He has certainly lived up to protecting American ideals. Tom Cotton won that primary by a margin over 20%. He then went on to decimate his Democratic opponent.
As a young Congressman, he quickly made a name for himself by voting again and again to limit the size of government, rid it of wasteful spending, and to get rid of Obamacare.
He then chose to take on a liberal incumbent U.S. Senator in the 2014 senate election. CVF decided to strongly support Congressman Cotton again. With your help, we were able to help ensure that a conservative was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arkansas
Senator Tom Cotton represents both the people of Arkansas and conservatives from throughout the country well in the U.S. Senate. We are proud to have helped in his campaigns for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. Tom Cotton, a young man still in his 30s, is a leader for now and the future.
2016: A Democrat Blowout? Maybe Not.
Posted April 02, 2015
With the 2016 elections approaching, prognosticators have been quick to point out the difficulties Republicans will have in maintaining the Senate. It is easy to argue that there are 24 Senate Republicans up and only 10 Democrats. And of those 24 Republican seats, Obama carried seven of the states Republican Senators represent twice. With a Republican majority of 54 seats this could be a problem.
However, Democrat Senators are retiring. While only one Republican has announced his retirement -- Coats from Indiana -- three Democrats have: Boxer of California, Mikulski of Maryland, and Reid of Nevada. And one wonders if any of these Democrats would be retiring if they believed Democrats would once again be in the majority after the 2016 election.
All three states could be in play in 2016. In Nevada's 2010 race, Reid won by less that 6% against a weak candidate. And in 2012, Republican Dean Heller won a Senate seat even though Obama carried the state. A conservative candidate can win in Nevada.
Even in heavily blue Maryland, where a Republican hasn't been elected to the U.S. Senate since 1980, the election of Larry Hogan as governor signals a possible shift of the liberal leanings of that state. Hogan won what can be considered the upset of the cycle by beating the liberal Democrat Lieutenant Governor by almost 5% of the vote. And yes, even in California, which hasn't voted to elect or reelect a Republican Senator since 1988, there is a chance for Republicans with a strong candidate.
It is too early to tell which way the tide will flow in 2016. One thing is certain, Republicans will have a much better chance to maintain the Senate than the mainstream media will have you believe.
Maryland Opportunity - Mikulski Retiring
Posted March 03, 2015
Senator Barbara Mikulski's (MD) retirement means Republicans could pick up a Senate seat in what is known as deep blue Maryland. Larry Hogan's victory in the 2014 governor's race over liberal Democrat Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown showed a Republican can win in Maryland.
Mikulski, known for being one of the most outspoken and foul mouthed liberals in the Senate, leaves when the state's Democrat party is in disarray. Former Governor Martin O'Malley helped foster this. He pushed and passed tax increase after tax increase hurting Maryland's business environment. Maryland voters had enough of O'Malley -- just look at O'Malley's approval at the end of his term, 41 percent and 48 percent disapproval. (No wonder O'Malley has taken himself out of the race to succeed Mikulski.)
Even in this bluest of blue states, a Republican who is a fiscal conservative can win.
With a slew of liberal Democrats running, there are several prominent Republicans being mentioned as possible contenders: talk show host and former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, former Governor Bob Ehrlich (if he foregoes his presidential aspirations), and conservative U.S. Congressman Andy Harris.
Senator Inhofe's Response to the 2015 State of the Union
Posted January 21, 2015
Senator Inhofe responds to the President's State of the Union for 2015.
CVF backed Senator Tom Cotton: Only freshman on Senate Armed Services Committee to Chair Subcommittee.
Posted January 15, 2015
Senate Armed Services Committee's statement follows:Thursday, January 08, 2015
Washington, D.C.- Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) today announced that Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will serve as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Air Land for the 114thCongress. The Air Land Subcommittee oversees all the equipment and related research for the Air Force and Army, as well as the tactical aviation programs of the Navy and Marine Corps. It also has jurisdiction over equipment for the National Guard and Reserve. Senator Cotton is the only freshman member of the Armed Services Committee to hold a Subcommittee Chairmanship.
"I am honored to be named Chairman of the Air Land Subcommittee and am grateful to Senator McCain for his confidence," said Senator Cotton. "The Air Land Subcommittee plays a critical role in ensuring our military is the best equipped and trained in the world. As Chairman, I will ensure our men and women in uniform-like those in the Arkansas National Guard or those at Little Rock Air Force base-have the tools they need to defend our national interests."
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