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Arkansas Moving to Allow Cotton to Run for President in 2020

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 02:50 PM

As Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's political profile is experiencing a boost recently as the leader behind the letter a group of 47 senators sent to Iranian officials, Arkansas state legislators are looking to help the freshman senator run for president in 2020.

The Arkansas state Senate has introduced a measure that would allow Senate and House candidates to also run for president or vice president at the same time, the National Journal is reporting.

While Arkansas state Sen. Bart Hester, who is the author of the bill said that Cotton was not consulted about the measure, he did say that it is directed at the newly elected 37-year-old Arkansas senator. Cotton's first term will end in 2020.

Cotton, who is merely in his third month as senator, has not said that he intends to run for president in 2020. However, the move shows that those in The Natural State are excited about his political future.

The freshman Arkansas senate is a U.S. Army veteran, who fought in the Iraq War and a Harvard University and Harvard Law School graduate, who recently defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

Cotton is considered a rising star in the party, following the letter sent to Iran telling Iranian officials that the nuclear agreement it is making with the Obama administration may be short lived because President Barack Obama's term will be over in less than two years.

Similar moves are being considered in other states such as in Indiana, to allow Gov. Mike Pense to run for higher office and on behalf of Sen. Rand Paul in Kentucky.

Paul recently received an endorsement from the Kentucky Republican party to change the presidential primary to a caucus style election in The Bluegrass State, so that his name won't appear twice on a ballot, which violates state laws.

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As Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's political profile is experiencing a boost recently as the leader behind the letter a group of 47 senators sent to Iranian officials, Arkansas state legislators are looking to help the freshman senator run for president in 2020.
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