Arkansas: Cotton on Russian inquiry. US Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), appearing on “Face the Nation,” said that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in US elections is “fairly far along in [its] inquiry.” Cotton said the investigation preceded the inauguration because “Russia has been trying to interfere with our political system for some time.” ……. Kentucky: Bevin signs charter school law. Acting on a campaign promise, Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed into law a bill that allows local school districts to authorize charter schools. The measure includes the cities of Louisville and Lexington ……. Virginia: Gillespie wins straw poll. In a straw ballot of Fairfax County Republicans, former GOP national chairman Ed Gillespie was first with 172, Prince William County Board of Supervisors chairman Corey Stewart was second with 120, and state Sen. Frank Wagner garnered 16. The primary is June 13 …….