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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Arkansas Rep.-elect Tom Cotton

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When America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, a Harvard Law grad from Arkansas signed up as an Army Ranger to help defend America. Now, after serving his country on the front lines, he is coming to Washington.

Tom Cotton, a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, won his seat in Congress in overwhelming fashion last November. The new representative of Arkansas’ Fourth District brings a unique set of skills to Congress, considering his experience growing up on a farm in Arkansas, studying in Ivy League classrooms and fighting in the military.

He picks his fights like the careful way he picked his new congressional office — with deliberation, tenacity and a plan. Not even sworn in yet, this soon-to-be freshman penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed objecting, from a soldier’s perspective, to President Obama potentially nominating former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense.

The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas recently spoke with Cotton about his path to politics, what he believes is wrong with Washington, what role he wants to play in Congress, his view of the Benghazi terrorist attack and why he thinks America worth preserving.

How do you plan to keep a clear compass in Washington, D.C. between facts, and deceit or spin?

Tell us who Tom Cotton is and your path to electoral victory

Why did you choose politics over other career choices after Harvard Law School?

What role do you want to play?

Where is the resistance to President Obama’s big government agenda?

What else is wrong with Washington?

What do you tell those who don’t recognize how unique America is and why it is worth preserving?

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Recent news stories in the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard and CNN.

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