Republicans win one without trying: Senator’s sole Democrat challenger quits just after filing cutoff

Tom Cotton
Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas will likely coast to an easy victory in 2020 after his sole Democratic challenger dropped out of the race this week. (screenshot)

Republican Senator Tom Cotton will likely sail to an easy re-election in 2020 after his sole Democratic challenger dropped out of the race yesterday (Nov. 12), just two hours after the filing period ended in Arkansas.

Democrat Josh Mahony issued a statement saying he was abandoning the race due to a “family health concern.” The campaign will cease operations immediately.

Mahony said:  “I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all of those who have supported me during this race. It has been the honor of my life to be able to meet and visit with so many Arkansans over the last six month and hear their voices. However, in this moment right now, I need to focus on my family and place their interests first.”

Tom Cotton — the heavy favorite to win the Senate race — is still facing challenges by Libertarian candidate Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. and Independent candidate Dan Whitfield.

Cotton — a vocal Trump supporter — is a Harvard Law School graduate who was a captain in the U.S. Army. He is being hailed as the future of the Republican party.

Yesterday, Mark Sanford — a GOP challenger to President Trump — also suspended his campaign amid an abysmal lack of voter support.

As BizPac Review reported, Sanford’s campaign rally to launch his presidential run drew one person on October 16.

What’s even more pathetic is that the lone attendee was a Democrat who said he had no intention of voting for Sanford.

Senator Tom Cotton has accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of going to ridiculous lengths to protect Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden from scrutiny in their sham impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

“I think shifty Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi are going the extra mile to protect Joe Biden,” Cotton told Fox & Friends. “[Pelosi] is worried that radical left-wingers like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren may win the presidential nomination. That leaves all the chips left on Joe Biden and his faltering campaign.”

He added: “I can’t imagine that she wants to see Joe Biden or Hunter Biden called to account for this obvious conflict of interest during the Obama era.”


(Source: Fox and Friends)

Cotton slammed Schiff for not allowing Republicans to call Joe or Hunter Biden as witnesses during this week’s public impeachment hearings, even though Cotton says they’re the “most important witnesses.”

Cotton said Hunter Biden would have to explain what he was “doing for a Ukrainian oligarch under investigation [while raking in] $50,000 to $80,000 a month.”

Meanwhile, Joe would have to “explain why he didn’t recuse himself from all matters related to Ukraine given this obvious conflict of interest with his son.”

Cotton also took issue with the media protecting the Democratic “whistleblower” whose complaint launched the impeachment inquiry.

“Our whistleblower protection statutes are designed to protect government employees from retaliation at work from reporting misconduct in their agency or their department,” Cotton explained. “They are not there to allow you to launch impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States while colluding with Democratic operatives in Congress.”

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Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a senior staff writer for BizPac Review. Based in New York City, she is a law school graduate and a financial editor.
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