Arkansas congressional hopefuls make last pitch

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Republican Beth Anne Rankin is defending her anti-tax credentials and questioning the out-of-state support of her chief rival for the party's nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat, as candidates made their final pitches before Tuesday's primary.
Rankin said Saturday that she remains opposed to tax increases, pushing back against criticism from Americans for Tax Reform. The group called on Rankin to sign on to a no-tax pledge this year.
Rankin said she signed it two years ago and that promise still stands.
Rankin also targeted the amount of support fellow Republican Tom Cotton has received from outside the state. Cotton noted he's raised more money overall from Arkansas-based donors.
Rankin campaigned in Magnolia. Cotton planned to speak at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Sheridan Saturday night.
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