Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will head into the 2020 election without major opposition after the Democratic Party’s intended senatorial candidate, Joshua Mahoney, dropped out mere hours after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Mahoney reportedly said he was dropping out to focus on his family amidst a “family health concern,” according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. However, a campaign statement says that he is dropping out to “focus on my family and place their interests first.”
“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all of those who have supported me during this race,” reads the campaign statement, as noted by the news agency. “It has been the honor of my life to be able to meet and visit with so many Arkansans over the last six months and hear their voices. It was my sincere hope to be their advocate in Washington, DC. However, in this moment right now, I need to focus on my