Mark Pryor
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"Mark Lunsford Pryor" is an American politician who served as a United States Senate/United States Senator from Arkansas from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, and he was Attorney General of Arkansas from 1999 to 2003.

Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Pryor is the son of former Governor of Arkansas/Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator David Pryor. He received his bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He worked in private practice for several years until being elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1990. He was elected the state Attorney General in 1998. Pryor announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2001, running for the same Senate seat his father had held from 1979 to 1997. He was elected with 54 percent of the vote.

He was re-elected with no Republican Party (United States)/Republican opposition in 2008. During the 112th Congress he served as the chairman of the United States Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance/Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance. Pryor ran for United States Senate election in Arkansas, 2014/re-election in 2014, but lost to Representative Tom Cotton.

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