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Mississippi runoff could have far-reaching results for GOP
The CBS Evening News ^ | June 22, 2014 | Mark Albert

Posted on 06/22/2014 9:35:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Parties
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; palin; thadcochran
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1 posted on 06/22/2014 9:35:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 9:41:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Less than 2 days before the election kicks off.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 9:41:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thad is a round-heeled follower.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 9:42:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 9:43:14 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

MS Ping

Brett Farve looks like he was he by a truck just before he made his add for thad!


6 posted on 06/22/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT by WKB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, McDaniel, GO!


7 posted on 06/22/2014 9:43:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: WKB

hit


8 posted on 06/22/2014 9:44:38 PM PDT by WKB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fact that it drew only three comments on the CBS News website shows just how irrelevant Scott Pelley and the communists who have gone before him are. CBS was then and is now anti-American with a rogue's gallery of commies on its roster from Egbert (he even lied about his name) R. Murrow to Don Hollenbeck, Douglas Edwards, Howard K. Smith, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather to Katie Curic.
9 posted on 06/22/2014 9:45:18 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: pepsionice

“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.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 9:50:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If CBS is worried, it’s a good sign.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 9:51:46 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brett Favre...just winged a pass out of bounds.


12 posted on 06/22/2014 9:53:33 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 9:57:40 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Yes, it’s open and Cochran has been courting Dems non-stop.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 10:07:24 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: nickcarraway
My prediction is they will say it has no significance if McDaniel wins.

If McDaniel wins, you will never hear about it on the news. It will be down the memory hole, like it never existed .

15 posted on 06/22/2014 10:11:07 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 10:16:12 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's clear Chris McDaniel gets it!

Larry Kudlow interviewed Chris McDaniel on his Saturday morning radio show:

http://cdn.stationcaster.com/stations/wabc/media/mp3/June_21__2014-1403370156.mp3
Space out to about the 55 minute mark.

Thad Cochran is one tired old RINO!

17 posted on 06/22/2014 10:17:27 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brett Favour is on the wrong team again.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 10:21:46 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Kenny

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.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 10:23:07 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: WKB

I wonder who the Manning clan backs?


20 posted on 06/22/2014 10:28:39 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

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.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 11:04:42 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Vince Ferrer

“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.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 11:44:39 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: WKB

It was payback. He owes Haley.

It’s a shane.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 12:12:17 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: zeestephen

It’s an open primary. However, everyone who voted in the dem primary can’t vote in the GOP runoff.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 12:14:43 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: pepsionice

House members cannot be appointed by a govenor. They must be elected by the people.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 12:33:12 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: pepsionice

Never mind. I need more sleep.
:)


26 posted on 06/23/2014 12:36:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: zeestephen

Is that what determines whether it’s open? True in other states as well, I wonder?


27 posted on 06/23/2014 12:50:42 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Yes.

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.


28 posted on 06/23/2014 1:31:31 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: dixiechick2000

Thanks for the clarification.


29 posted on 06/23/2014 1:32:35 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
“It will be demoralizing if Independent and Democrat voters decide the future of the GOP in Mississippi.”

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.

30 posted on 06/23/2014 4:24:38 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: zeestephen

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.


31 posted on 06/23/2014 4:41:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pepsionice

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.


32 posted on 06/23/2014 4:47:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Gaffer
In MS, the rule is an exclusionary one, and those who voted in the DEM primary may not vote in the GOP primary runoff. All others may vote, in partiucular, those who did not vote in the earlier primary.

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
33 posted on 06/23/2014 4:52:16 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: WKB

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?


34 posted on 06/23/2014 7:25:46 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I always trust the word of NFL quarterbacks when they are paid to tell me who to vote for.


35 posted on 06/23/2014 7:28:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Din Maker

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


36 posted on 06/23/2014 7:38:43 AM PDT by WKB
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To: dandiegirl

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.


37 posted on 06/23/2014 7:42:01 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

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.


38 posted on 06/23/2014 7:59:11 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

I guess you will have to tell me just exactly which “antic” you are referring to you.


39 posted on 06/23/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

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.


40 posted on 06/23/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: WKB

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?


41 posted on 06/23/2014 8:05:19 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

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.


42 posted on 06/23/2014 8:10:42 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

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.


43 posted on 06/23/2014 8:29:31 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

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!


44 posted on 06/23/2014 8:57:31 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

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.


45 posted on 06/23/2014 11:49:36 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Viennacon
We all know who Bryant would pick. He’s a fatass lobbyist with the initials HB.

And who, ironically, like Chris McDaniel, ran against an entrenched GOP incumbent Senator many years ago, though he lost his bid.

46 posted on 06/23/2014 3:26:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Din Maker

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.


47 posted on 06/23/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

Let’s hope for rain then.

And I don’t have to explain this to you.


48 posted on 06/23/2014 5:45:36 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: zeestephen
If the Democrat nominee can get even 25% of the white vote, that might be enough to beat the Republican.

And?

49 posted on 06/23/2014 5:50:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Black Agnes

No I get the message.


50 posted on 06/23/2014 6:00:23 PM PDT by WKB
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