Josh Mahony, the Fayetteville Democrat who’s mounting a challenge of Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, announced Democratic supporters today. He called them “true public servants who know what it means to go to work every day for the people they were elected to represent.”
His campaign chair is state Sen. Joyce Elliott, whose endorsement video notes that Cotton has voted three times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Mahony said he believes health care is a right.
Other endorsements came from four state representatives — David Whitaker, Frederick Love, Denise Garner and Don Glover. Also, Sonia Gutierrez, the first Latina elected to city council in Arkansas; Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for governor last year; Clarke Tucker, who ran for 2nd District Congress last year, and Jene Huffman-Gilreath, who’d run for state representative.
Mahony said these represented the “first wave” of endorsements. No other Democrats have announced yet. From his release:
“Tom Cotton works for campaign donors, so he’ll have plenty of money. But this campaign will have the people.”