Democratic PAC launches ad criticizing Tom Cotton

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Democratic group is airing a television ad in Arkansas criticizing Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton over the federal government shutdown.

Senate Majority PAC on Friday announced that it was spending about $100,000 to air the 30-second spot on Little Rock television over the next month. It's the second ad the group has aired targeting Cotton, who announced in August he was challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.

The ad calls Cotton reckless for supporting the push to tie spending bills to defunding the federal health care law, a move that has resulted in the standoff that's shut down the federal government.

Cotton's campaign said he was pushing for spending reform and accused Pryor and Democrats of backing a "big spending" agenda.

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