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Mark Pryor on President Obama and Ebola: “Uhhhhhh”

MSNBC's Kasie Hunt asked Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) whether he thought the Obama administration was doing enough to combat the Ebola crisis. "Uhhhhh," he replied. He then said he wasn't up to speed with the latest briefings.

She then asked if he thought the response had been aggressive enough. "Uhhhh," he said again.

If you were curious at how imperiled Senate incumbents are handling the stress of keeping five paces from the president at all times — lest they give the Republican Party ammunition for an Obama-happy attack ad — this video, posted by Republican opposition research PAC America Rising, posits that the answer is "not well."

And in case you think the Ebola question came out of nowhere, Pryor previously ran an attack ad about the Ebola outbreak, accusing his opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton (R), of voting against legislation that would help protect the country during a potential pandemic.

Pryor later released a statement on his answers.

This post has been updated.

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