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Mark Pryor: Military service gives GOP opponent Tom Cotton a 'sense of entitlement'

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One of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate my have just gotten more vulnerable.

In an interview aired Wednesday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said his GOP opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, feels entitled to the seat because of his service as an Army infantry officer in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"There's a lot of people in the Senate that didn't serve in the military. ... I think it's part of this sense of entitlement that he gives off — almost as like 'I served my country, therefore elect me to the Senate.' That's not how it works in Arkansas," said Pryor, who holds the Senate seat his father held for almost 20 years.

Cotton, who's in his first term in the House, insists his military service taught him values and traits that "we need more of in Washington, D.C."

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