***ENDORSEMENT***U.S. Senator and Decorated Veteran Tom Cotton Endorses Smiley for Senate

PASCO, WA – Veterans advocate and U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley (R-WA) today announced that she has received the endorsement of U.S. Senator and decorated Army veteran Tom Cotton (R-AR).

Senator Tom Cotton said: "Tiffany has been a tireless advocate for veterans and has helped enact real reforms at the Veterans Administration to benefit our returning heroes. I’m glad that she is going to continue her service in the U.S. Senate and she has my full endorsement. I have no doubt that Tiffany will take this same commitment and work each day to improve the lives of Washington families. I am looking forward to working with Tiffany to help her win."

Tiffany Smiley said: “I am honored to receive Senator Cotton’s endorsement. In uniform, Senator Cotton served our nation with distinction and as a United States Senator he is a stalwart advocate for our nation’s veterans. I am looking forward to working side-by-side with Senator Cotton in the United States Senate to ensure our veterans receive the care and support they deserve when they return home to our grateful nation.”

Tom Cotton currently represents Arkansas in the United States Senate. He graduated from Harvard and Harvard Law School.

The tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred during Cotton’s final year of law school, and he began to reconsider his future plans. After a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals and a short time in a private law practice, Cotton joined the United States Army as an Infantry Officer where he spent nearly 5 years on active duty.

Cotton completed combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he served with the 101st Airborne and a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between his two combat tours he served as a platoon leader with the Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, the unit responsible for military honors funerals. Cotton’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Ranger Tab.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Cotton worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. and served one term in the House of Representatives.



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