Skip to comments.Mississippi runoff could have far-reaching results for GOP
Posted on 06/22/2014 9:35:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It's a runoff in two days that is the focus of the country. Mississippi voters will decide the fate of veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. He's being challenged by tea party candidate Chris McDaniel.
The vote comes two weeks after the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, lost a primary stunner in Virginia.
Mississippi's primary runoff is now a political blockbuster. And it's attracting plenty of star power.
"I encourage you to stand with a proven and respected leader," says former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, a Mississippi native, in one TV ad.
"Chris McDaniel is a type of guy who will fight for us," Republican 2008 vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin declares in a radio ad.
The Southern showdown between Cochran and McDaniel has turned into a battle for the ages. Local polls show the race is tight - but polls said the Cantor primary race was close, too.
CBS News' Political Director John Dickerson says the midterm primaries are straddling the GOP's future....
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My prediction is they will say it has no significance if McDaniel wins. That will be yet another signal that they have to push amnesty through immediately.
Less than 2 days before the election kicks off.
Thad is a round-heeled follower.
It is an odd situation. Cochran should have been retiring this year, and the Republican leadership should have pressed back at the end of 2013 a new fresh face into the mix. They refused. Instead, the current strategy is for Cochran to run the race, sit for 12-to-18 months, retire, and have the governor appoint someone for the 2016 election period to run themselves. A fresh face, boosted by six to twelve months as a temp. All of this done...to bring another “moderate” Republican into the same seat.
Brett Farve looks like he was he by a truck just before he made his add for thad!
Go, McDaniel, GO!
“and have the governor appoint someone for the 2016 election period to run themselves”
Oh, and that isn’t just any someone. We all know who Bryant would pick. He’s a fatass lobbyist with the initials HB.
If CBS is worried, it’s a good sign.
Brett Favre...just winged a pass out of bounds.
Anyone know if this is an open primary?
It will be demoralizing if Independent and Democrat voters decide the future of the GOP in Mississippi.
Yes, it’s open and Cochran has been courting Dems non-stop.
If McDaniel wins, you will never hear about it on the news. It will be down the memory hole, like it never existed .
Important to remember that Mississippi is 37% Black.
No matter who wins the primary, the Republican must get at least 80% of the white vote to guarantee victory.
If the Democrat nominee can get even 25% of the white vote, that might be enough to beat the Republican.
Larry Kudlow interviewed Chris McDaniel on his Saturday morning radio show:
Space out to about the 55 minute mark.
Thad Cochran is one tired old RINO!
Brett Favour is on the wrong team again.
That is very depressing news.
This happens only because we allow the state to pay for our primary election.
There is no reason the Republican Party - in any state - has to live with “open” primaries.
If we pay for and manage our own primaries, we can write the voting rules any way we want to.
I wonder who the Manning clan backs?
That’s an interesting question.
I think the kids all grew up in New Orleans.
Eli played for Ole Miss.
Archie, the father, was born and raised in Mississippi, and he also played at Ole Miss.
“If McDaniel wins, you will never hear about it on the news. It will be down the memory hole, like it never existed . “
You are mistaken. The Msm hates GOPe, you guys are irrelevant unless you beat GOPe. If Cochran wins, there will be no coverage just as there was no coverage when McConnell won or Cornyn won.
You get coverage only when something bad happens to GOPe like when Cantor loses.
MSM views teaparty as useful idiots when they take down GOPe.
It was payback. He owes Haley.
It’s a shane.
It’s an open primary. However, everyone who voted in the dem primary can’t vote in the GOP runoff.
House members cannot be appointed by a govenor. They must be elected by the people.
Never mind. I need more sleep.
Is that what determines whether it’s open? True in other states as well, I wonder?
I believe the issue was actually decided in the Supreme Court.
Also, lots of states don’t register voters by political party, so, in that case, there is really no basis for exclusion from any particular primary.
Bottom line - when government pays the bill, government can write the rules.
Thanks for the clarification.
More so than the outside money and spokesmen/women from out of state who have pumped love into an unproven candidate. Our political Justin Bieber.
To vote in the runoff, they will have had to vote in the election that caused the runoff. IOW, they would have had to already voted in the Republican Primary, if I understand correctly. At least that’s the way it is in my state.
Should have retired this year?
The guy is a drooling fool and about 3 election cycles ago he should have gone to a retirement home.
MS law also says that a voter in a primary MUST intend to support that party in the general election. This law can't be enforced, because ballots are secret.
No person shall be eligible to participate in any primary election unless he intends to support the nominations made in the primary in which he participates.Mississippi Code Section 23-15-575
So, WKB, since you’ve seen the ads, I assume you are in Mississippi. Can you tell us how this latest antic by Cochran and “Boss Hog” Barbour is playing out with the average citizen in Mississippi? Do you think it will work or backfire on Cochran?
I always trust the word of NFL quarterbacks when they are paid to tell me who to vote for.
I think it was too late for Brett to change any minds or sway that many voters. Outside of Hattiesburg and Kiln he doesn’t have a lot of influence anyway. He could do more good in Green Bay than Ms. JUST MHO
Good question. Peyton would be the only one that would voice an opinion. No one would listen because he didn’t go to Ole Miss.
I appreciate your comment about the Brett Favre ad, but you did not answer the question I asked you. I’ve been trying to get an answer to that question for days. No one has given me the answer. But thank you for your comment anyhow.
I guess you will have to tell me just exactly which “antic” you are referring to you.
Please see my Post #38. I was talking about Cochran going after Black Democrat votes to help him win the Primary. Is the average Missippian But, thanks for your comment about the Brett Favre ad.
Is the average Mississippian aware of what Cochran and them are doing: Trying to buy Black Democrat’s votes to win the GOP Primary? If so, how is that playing out?
I can’t make the connection between your question and this thread but since you asked, I find it hard to believe blacks in Ms will vote for any republican in large numbers under any circumstances. For 100 years they have been told the republicans are worse than Satan now all of sudden they are supposed to vote for one.
Thanks so much for that info. It’s encouraging. I apologize for the miscommunication. My bad; I should have been more more specific. This “buying of Black Dem votes” by Cochran and “Boss Hog” Barbour has me so angry; I’m not thinking straight. Thanks again.
One Tea Party dude, Wesley Rule, admits that he’s supporting Cochran.
“Wesley Rule sees the strain - in his own tea party. He’s supporting the incumbent.”
He sees the strain in his own Tea Party. Uh..... yeah.... I guess there is a strain bi**h. You infiltrate the local Tea Party and support one of the GOP Establishment guys who wants to CRUSH every candidate endorsed and supported by Tea Party folk and you don’t expect it to be a “strained” relationship?
I hope Wesley has the flu on Election day and spends the day on the toilet with diarrhea and puking.
HE WHO DOES NOT LIKE REVENGE HAS NEVER TASTED IT!
Just noticed your tag line:
“Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.”
Are you aware that 61% of Hispanics voted AGAINST Martinez in the 2010 election?
Martinez would have lost that election if Hispanic voters had turned out at the same rate they turned out in 2008.
Also - In 2012, Albuquerque voted on a city initiative to outlaw third term abortions.
Martinez refused to take a public position on the issue.
Since Martinez is a former Democrat, her silence on that issue is going to be very troubling to Conservatives.
And who, ironically, like Chris McDaniel, ran against an entrenched GOP incumbent Senator many years ago, though he lost his bid.
My son works for International Paper in Vicksburg. His supervisor is a educated black female.She told him today that Charles Evers is encouraging the blacks to vote for Thad and that she was planning to do so. He told her that Haley was behind it and was planing to pick Thad’s replacement after the election.After that he said she hates Haley an was seriously considering changing her mind.
Let’s hope for rain then.
And I don’t have to explain this to you.
No I get the message.