Arkansas Democrats failed to find anyone to Run against Tom Cotton in 2020 Senate race
Washington Free Beacon:
The Democratic Party of Arkansas announced Monday that it was ending its push to get a candidate for U.S. Senate on the ballot in 2020 for Republican senator Tom Cotton's first reelection bid.It is highly likely that there were few if any Democrats who could have defeated the popular Tom Cotton. Cotton is a smart guy who has done a good job for the State. It is another sign of how the state has changed since Bill Clinton was elected.
Party leaders spent the past two weeks scrambling to find a way to replace Joshua Mahony, who announced that he was ending his campaign just two hours after the official filing deadline to run for office. Mahony cited a "family health concern" in his surprise announcement, leaving party officials flatfooted.
In a Monday press conference, party chairman Michael John Gray said Mahony was a no-show for a meeting he had scheduled with the party to explain his situation, and that a legal representative for Mahony refused to elaborate beyond his initial statement on quitting the race.
Without cooperation from Mahony, Gray said the party had no way to get a candidate on the ballot, according to video of the press conference posted by a local news website.