Top Republicans fret about Sen. Boozman in Arkansas


Senate Republican leaders are worried that they have another Pat Roberts on their hands.

In 2014, the NRSC, the GOP's Senate campaign committee, spent precious resources rescuing the Kansas Republican from near disaster in what should have been an easy re-election victory in a reliably red state. They're worried that Sen. John Boozman might force the party into the same situation next year in Arkansas.

That's because Boozman has done little to prepare for 2016, despite facing a challenge from Democrat Connor Eldridge, who is positioning himself as a moderate and has millions in family money at his disposal. Boozman raised a paltry $359,000 in the third quarter, and has yet to field a campaign team. Eldridge raised more than $400,000 during the opening three weeks of his candidacy.

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