Democrats hit Cotton again over children's hospital vote

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a new ad Tuesday, hammering Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton over a vote he made against a funding bill for children's hospitals. It's the second ad hitting Cotton over the issue. The new ad targets Representative Cotton's vote on a bill that passed the House in February 2013, by a vote of 352-50. According to, it was an appropriations bill for "children's hospitals for expenses associated with operating approved graduate and medical training programs." Cotton's campaign responded with a statement from spokesman David Ray. He said, "Senator Pryor's Washington allies are doubling down on their false attacks. The truth is that no funding for Arkansas Children's Hospital was lost because of these votes, and Tom Cotton has voted repeatedly to fund pediatric research, including his strong support for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act."

The ad fires back at Cotton saying, "We can't trust him to stand up for Arkansas, or tell the truth." Cotton is running against Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, Libertarian Nathan LaFrance, and Green Party nominee Mark Swaney. The DSCC says the ad is the 2nd ad that is part of a multi-million dollar advertising buy in Arkansas. You can watch the ad by clicking on the link.