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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has announced the formation of a group of military veterans who support him in his race for the U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

Cotton spoke Saturday to about two dozen veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial outside the state Capitol in Little Rock. He criticized President Barack Obama over foreign policy and troubles with veteran's health care at Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics.

Cotton - who is a U.S. Army veteran - said he will be a voice for military veterans and their families in Arkansas.

Pryor campaign spokesman Erik Dorey said grassroots veterans are supporting Pryor's re-election and that Pryor wrote or supported legislation to provide college tuition for veterans and to encourage companies to hire veterans.

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