Tom Cox on 2010 Senate Race: “I intend on winning”
Several hundred patriotic Arkansans braved the 90+ degree temperatures to attend Arkansas Tea Party, Inc’s “Rally at the River” yesterday. The crowd came together to celebrate Flag Day and Arkansas’ 173rd birthday, and to let the world know “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore,” while enjoying some great speakers and entertainers, including Bob Basso (Thomas Paine on YouTube.)
Curtis Coleman and David Meeks, who’ve formed exploratory committees to run for Senate and Congress respectively, were there working the crowd. But the biggest news was the announcement that local businessman, Tom Cox, plans to challenge Blanche Lincoln to represent Arkansas in the United States Senate. Cox, also President and founder of Arkansas Tea Party, Inc., put an end to the speculation we’ve seen in the blogs lately, saying “I plan on winning this next United States Senate election!” He then cast off any doubts as to whether he’s a social conservative when he stated “I am pro-life” and “In my house, we believe marriage is between a man and a woman.”
Other speakers at the event included Michael J. Nowicki–who has previously stated an interest in challenging Arkansas’ 2nd District Congressman Vic Snyder, Tim Griffin–President of Americans for Prosperity, Dave Elswick–local talk radio host, and Tim Howard–author of Justifying the Wicked, Can a Christian Support Liberalism?, and State Representative Dan Greenburg.