The president of the Arkansas Education Association, Brenda Robinson, made the announcement today on the steps of Central High School. Robinson commented on why they are going with Senator Pryor.
"Senator Mark Pryor has been a champion for education and I really like his stance on making sure that all students receive a world class education," Robinson said.
She says the Cotton campaign did not approach the group.
Tom Cotton's mother, Avis Cotton, also issued a statement about the endorsement.
"As a 40-year educator in the public school system, I know that Tom cotton is the best candidate for voters who care deeply about education," Mrs. Cotton said. "Tom is a product of Arkansas public schools and wants to ensure that all of our children get the best education possible. He believes we can do that by making our public schools as strong as they can be and by giving parents the flexibility and opportunity to make decisions that are best for their children."
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.