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Arkansas lawmaker launches 'Draft Cotton' for president site

By ANDREW DeMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas already has a former first lady and ex-governor in the White House race, but a state legislator who thinks there's room for another homegrown candidate is urging Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton to run.

State Rep. Charlie Collins of Fayetteville on Monday launched a website to encourage Cotton to join an already crowded Republican presidential field. Collins said he thinks there's a good field of candidates, but believes Cotton has the best leadership skills and background to be commander-in-chief.

Cotton was elected in November to the Senate and hasn't publicly expressed any interest in a presidential run. Arkansas lawmakers earlier this year approved a measure that would allow him to run simultaneously for re-election and president in 2020.

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