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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)

Political Highlights: U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15
Born: May 13, 1977; Dardanelle, Ark.
Residence: Dardanelle
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Anna Cotton; one child
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1998; Claremont Graduate University, attended 1998-99; Harvard U., J.D. 2002
Military Service: Army, 2004-09
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland - Chairman; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Personnel); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; National Security & International Trade and Finance); Select Intelligence; Special Aging; Joint Economic

Election History
2014generalTom Cotton (R) 478,81956.5
Mark Pryor (D) 334,17439.4
Nathan LaFrance (LIBERT) 17,2102.0
Mark Swaney (GREEN) 16,7972.0
2012generalTom Cotton (R) 154,14959.5
Gene Jeffress (D) 95,01336.7
Bobby Tullis (LIBERT) 4,9841.9
J. Drake (GREEN) 4,8071.9
Roll Call Vitals


Arkansas is 45th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@SenTomCotton)


Sen. Tom Cotton has the 23rd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.