Skip to comments.Conservatives Urge McDaniel To Run as Write-In Candidate in the Fall
Posted on 06/25/2014 1:03:20 PM PDT by Falcon28
Pointing out that post-election challenges usual fail, one Tea Party leader, Judson Phillips is calling for Thad Cochran's primary challenger, State Senator Chris McDaniel to run as a write-in candidate in the Fall.
The Republican Establishment thinks they have fought back an insurrection from conservatives and now we will meekly fall in line in November and support a RINO who needs Democrats to win? Never, said Mr. Phillips, who also writes a column in The Washington Times. If Chris McDaniel loses his challenges to this election, then he needs to be a write-in candidate this fall.
It's increasingly clear that Democrat votes, particularly from Mississipi's African American community helped Thad Cochran eek out a win over McDaniel in the GOP primary. Those votes would most likely go to a Democrat in the Fall, meaning McDaniel may have a good chance at winning in a three man race.
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I am STRONGLY urging it. Be damned with the Cochran shills here and elsewhere
It may be the only way the R is able to keep the seat! Is it feasible ?
I agree! Even if it splits the vote and the Dem wins that might be the cost of winning the long game, and we should be playing the long game.
A write in campaign CAN win.
Look at the June 3 results here:
(Mississippi results are down the page)
Notice the top vote getter that night was McDaniel. The ENTIRE Democrat slate didnt get HALF the votes of EITHER Republican.
I dont think Cochran will get DEMOCRAT votes in the general election, do you?
McDaniel could repeat what he did on June 3 and be the next Senator from Mississippi.
Would it not be wise to first re-count, verify the ballots? I understand some in MS contemplating doing just that.
From everything I’ve read here this past month, Cochran is worse than most of the Democrats in the Senate.
I hope they fight this election fraud, tooth and nail. But that may be difficult if they have to work with a gang of RINOs in the state government and the AG office.
If that fails, then write-in next fall, by all means. There might even be some chance of winning, given the level of Cochran’s fraud and lies in this primary.
It worked for Murkowski.
“Would it not be wise to first re-count, verify the ballots?”
Yes. McDaniel should challenge every single vote. I believe he may have actually won this race.
If that doesn’t work...write-in campaign
Run, Chris, run! It’s time to start dismantling the existing GOP piece by piece, starting with Turd Cochran, or we will NEVER have an opposition party in Congress that stands up for the Constitution, conservativism, limited government, and individual liberty.
tried for over a half hour to access his website and it seems to be crashing! Probably due to a avalance of people urging him to run as a write in!
Great way to keep Harry Reid as Majority Leader.
No can do. Sorry.
McDaniel will not win on the fraud case; it is too difficult to prove and he’s got to come up with 7,000 fraudulent votes - in my view, these were legitimate votes, but they and many other Cochran votes came from Demos who had never voted in a Republican primary and may have been paid to. My suggestion would be a strong write-in campaign with stickers distributed to our voters. There is obviously NOTHING in the Republican Party for us but to send a message to the Cochrans, Roves and McCains.
It may be the only recourse.
But I wonder, since so many people don’t “get it” that his name is McDaniel, NOT McDaniels, if people who added an “s” to his name would have their ballots disqualified. That would be terrible. That issue should be addressed beforehand.
Because Mitch McConnell will be so different. Somehow.
I say do it. We’ve bailed out GOPe candidates for a long time only to have them backstab us on numerous occasions. It’s civil war in the GOP. Time to take the establishment on full force.
See my post at 16.
“Great way to keep Harry Reid as Majority Leader.”
So, you’d rather have McConnell as the Majority Leader? What’s the difference? They both support big spending, they both support amnesty.
You’re too focused on R vs. D. The real issue is big government vs limited government.
If we keep electing these RINOs, they will learn that they can continue to attack conservatives and never pay a price for it. The status quo will remain.
“Its civil war in the GOP.”
Absolutely.. Go for it.
That was the best bet. Too bad. Sorry to see that.
We’re just going to leave that race blank. IF we bother to spend $4/gal gas to get to the polling place to begin with.
What’s the difference? Zero. This party is broken and needs to be fixed before we worry about a one vote majority or minority in the Senate.
Yes, this is the only way to send a powerful message to the RINO establishment. The same needs to happen to McConnell in Kentucky.
Run Chris run!
I don’t think you have to change to “no party” status to vote for a write-in in the fall. If you did I’m thinking only Tea Party and McDaniel loyalists would be will to do that. I say go for it. Wouldn’t need 50% at that point either - just simple majority.
Then Cochran’s campaign should have not used despicable democrat
tactics to win. Payback is coming.
Maybe have a grass roots tea party support for the Dem candidate....who ever that looser might be. Tea Party crossover votes to SCREW THE RNC.
Wonder how long, and what will it take for Mrs. Palin to drop the (R)? I’ll be next.
If Cochran had an ounce of honor and loyalty to his constituents, he would vacate his nomination in favor of McDaniel. GOPe is treading in very dangers waters. Honest,salt of the earth voters do not like being bilked out of their rightful nominee.
Once again, the GOPe has committed fraud against its own party rank and file members. I have more respect for an armed robber. At least he is honest about his intentions.
Millions of conservatives will follow Palin!
the problem with playing the long game is, we end up with guys like Obama who will ruin the country in the meantime. I understand the sentiment and it may be the right one, but the best outcome would be to truly get an organized, staffed, funded, and engaged conservative movement that can help pushing these near-misses into the win column. We came this close (within the margin of fraud, some say) with one guy pretty much out on his own...think what could happen if there were a truly effective Conservative party movement with as much money behind it as Soros puts behind the Rats...
Alert! The GOPe flying monkeys are inbound!
Since Democrat now own Cockroach why not?! Its doubtful Cochroach will win after accusing most of MS Republicans of racism.
Childers (Dem nominee) is no more liberal than Cochran. He is pro 2nd amendment and life. I’d vote for him over Thad. GOP Mississippi - DC cabal needs to feel pain.
Are they within the % where someone can ask for a re-count? I just don’t know in MS
THere may be zero legal avenues for him to challenge “every single ballot”. There are usually very few.
Yes, I understand that column. But if he were an “official” candidate entered for the purpose of being a write-in, the correct spelling of his name is what I’m wondering about.
I guess “conservatives” really want to lose the seat to the Dems. Sorry, but this is shooting yourself in both feet - and in the head, while you’re at it.
He can’t enter the race at all under his own name via sore loser laws.
Mcdaniel is going to be on Hannity radio program in a bit.
It's hard to play both cards.
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