Allen West Goes to Bat for Tom Cotton
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., went to bat for U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Thursday. Cotton is taking on U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., in 2014 and, with Arkansas trending Republican, the GOP has high hopes of winning the race.
“Tom is a rising star in the Republican Party and without a doubt one of the brightest spots in American politics today,” West emailed supporters on Thursday. “The left knows they're in grave danger of losing control in the Senate if they can't defend this seat, so they're already gunning for Tom. More than a year before Election Day, the Democrat establishment is running ads smearing Tom's record in Congress with lies and trying desperately to destroy his character.”
West insisted his Allen West Guardian Fund PAC is “building up an arsenal to defeat the left's attacks against Tom and all of our endorsed candidates, and our goal is to raise $250,000 online between now and the end of the year.”
West pointed to Cotton’s military experience as a reason Republicans and conservatives should support him.
“To say America needs Tom -- and more like him -- in the United States Senate to do battle with Harry Reid is an understatement,” West insisted. “That's precisely why the liberal fundraising machine is already funneling money into Arkansas to destroy Tom on the airwaves. Trust me -- they're ready and willing to invest millions in this race. Tom is going to need the help of conservatives nationwide to come out on top.”