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Tea Party Leaders Urge McDaniel to Run as Write-In Candidate Against Cochran
Gateway Pundit ^ | June 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/25/2014 4:07:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Tea Party leaders and activists urged Chris McDaniel to run as a write-in candidate against Senator Thad Cochran in November. Cochran won the primary on Tuesday thanks to Democrats who turned out to support the incumbent Mississippi senator.

TIME Mag reported:

Chris McDaniel was defiant in defeat, but hasn’t signaled he’ll mount a long-shot write-in bid

Tea Party activists in Mississippi and beyond urged state Sen. Chris McDaniel to mount a write-in campaign against Republican Sen. Thad Cochran on Wednesday, following McDaniel’s stunning defeat in a primary runoff vote Tuesday.

“When the Republican Establishment acts like Democrats, what is the point of supporting them?” Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips wrote in an email to supporters Wednesday morning. “Every McDaniel supporter in Mississippi from DeSoto County in the North to Biloxi in the South should stand up today and tell Chris McDaniel that if he runs as a write-in candidate in November, they will support him.”

McDaniel lost in a runoff to the six-term incumbent Cochran by only about 6,000 votes, amounting to less than 2% of the total count. Many of those who pushed Cochran over the top were either Republicans who’d been unmoved to vote in the initial June 3 primary (which McDaniel narrowly won but failed to secure the 50% needed to prevent a runoff), or Democrats who were inspired to vote for Cochran to prevent a Tea Party victory for McDaniel.

Turnout in Tuesday’s runoff was higher than in Round One, with about 55,000 more ballots cast, many of them by Democrats for Cochran.

McDaniel also won thanks to a racist flier attacking McDaniel.

UPDATE: We are waiting on a response from Jenny Beth Martin from the Tea Party Patriots.

UPDATE: The North Mississippi Tea Party sent out this email this morning:

To all my friends who worked for Freedom and Senator Chris McDaniel I want to give thanks to God for your efforts to do the right thing.. Our principles and values were expressed by Senator McDaniel with his life and voting the past 7 years representing district 42.

Those who watched everything happen I hope you fell shame for not working to secure the Freedom for your and my children and grandchildren.. Our future as a free people has now gone to a lower level that we will not be able to recover..

Please block my emails and/or ask to be removed from my mailing list.. NO EXPLANATION NEEDED..

Thanks to all who love God given Freedom,

bill

Tea Party of Tate County and North Mississippi


TOPICS: Mississippi; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; mi2014; mississippi; teaparty

1 posted on 06/25/2014 4:07:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A write in campaign is necessary


2 posted on 06/25/2014 4:09:19 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

Or a successful court challenge in Mississippi.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 4:11:35 PM PDT by research99
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To: Viennacon

Someone pointed out that voting for the dem keeps the msgop from being able to just appoint cochran’s successor the way they did Wicker. And have us fight THAT hand picked incumbancy forever after.

Lots to think about between now and Nov.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 4:13:02 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Won’t be counted according to this info:

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2011/01/16/5247199.htm

According to state law, write-in candidates are permitted only as the legitimate substitute
of a candidate who has died, resigned, withdrawn or been removed from the race.

That applies to every race, whether it’s a primary, special or general election at
any level of government, said Pamela Weaver, communications director of the secretary of
state’s office.

But every election ballot includes a space for write-in candidates, whether or not one
is needed for that race. It’s there just in case a write-in does become eligible.

And that’s perhaps where the confusion occurs, since some people see the space and assume
write-ins are allowed in all elections.
end snip


5 posted on 06/25/2014 4:14:05 PM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Calling Tea Partiers racists will not get Cochran re-elected.
6 posted on 06/25/2014 4:15:43 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The best thing McDaniel can do is be a gracious loser and run again. He lost because the GOPE had to use 35,000 Democrat voters to cross over in the primary to beat him. Childers is going to beat Cochran in the election because the Democrats are not going to hesitate to run Childers that has a more conservative record than does Cochran. McDaniel is done and no how much he uncovers it won't change the election.
7 posted on 06/25/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: deport

spoil sport —


8 posted on 06/25/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should run. Forget the GOP. It’s time for a new party.

I never thought I’d say that, but MS is a conservative state and deserves a conservative Senator. Cochran’s not a Republican, he’s a Democrat who got some Republican votes.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 4:30:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Uncle Chip

Elaborate, please.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 4:30:21 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This here is WAH!

‘Bout time We the People woke up and began to fight back!


11 posted on 06/25/2014 4:34:13 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: vetvetdoug
The best thing McDaniel can do is be a gracious loser and run again. He lost because the GOPE had to use 35,000 Democrat voters to cross over in the primary to beat him.

It seems to me that if McDaniel were to run again, why wouldn't we expect the Mississippi GOP lowlifes to do what they did one more time? What a bunch of rotten b#stards they are!

12 posted on 06/25/2014 4:36:15 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Well I was on the write in ballot train until a poster made me aware of the info I posted.
I had been searching MS Code but was unable to find an answer. I assume the posted info
is accurate but that is the first I’ve heard of not being able to write in a candidate.
Well you can still write it in but the info says it won’t be counted.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 4:37:10 PM PDT by deport
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To: OldPossum

Of course, I was making a presumption, i.e., that he would run as a Republican. He could run as an independent or as a member of another party.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 4:37:37 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; holdonnow

Well, after Delaware, and Indiana, and Alaska, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised.

The GOPe will unify with the RATs whenever necessary, and to whatever extent necessary, to defeat the dreaded “Tea Party”.

And why?

Because the Tea Tendency is the only way out of the mess we are in, but - and this is very, very important for those of you who want to stay in the game - the GOPe-RAT coalition is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT that we are radicals who will END their world. Are you surprised they will fight back?

Some of us are still surprised by what they ARE. But it’s silly to complain that, faced with destruction, they want to fight back.

What else would they do?

Of course, the truth hurts. This is the truth: There is no value for a Tea Drinker in winning a Republican nomination, since the losers will immediately turn on the winner and ally with the Democrat.

The Tea People have to start over, with an actual organization that will be out and proud about our plan to destroy the corrupt, evil power structure that has seized control of our Congress and our country. Yes - we mean their destruction. This new organization MUST appeal to current Democrat voters, at least to white ones with jobs and children.

The unique thing about the GOPe is that, by trying to make an impossible marriage with them, we are alienating millions of potential supporters who see the GOPe (the guys who fired their dads) more clearly than we do.

New party. Now. Time’s a wasting’.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 4:44:31 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; holdonnow

Well, after Delaware, and Indiana, and Alaska, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised.

The GOPe will unify with the RATs whenever necessary, and to whatever extent necessary, to defeat the dreaded “Tea Party”.

And why?

Because the Tea Tendency is the only way out of the mess we are in, but - and this is very, very important for those of you who want to stay in the game - the GOPe-RAT coalition is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT that we are radicals who will END their world. Are you surprised they will fight back?

Some of us are still surprised by what they ARE. But it’s silly to complain that, faced with destruction, they want to fight back.

What else would they do?

Of course, the truth hurts. This is the truth: There is no value for a Tea Drinker in winning a Republican nomination, since the losers will immediately turn on the winner and ally with the Democrat.

The Tea People have to start over, with an actual organization that will be out and proud about our plan to destroy the corrupt, evil power structure that has seized control of our Congress and our country. Yes - we mean their destruction. This new organization MUST appeal to current Democrat voters, at least to white ones with jobs and children.

The unique thing about the GOPe is that, by trying to make an impossible marriage with them, we are alienating millions of potential supporters who see the GOPe (the guys who fired their dads) more clearly than we do.

New party. Now. Time’s a wasting’.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 4:44:31 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Black Agnes

Someone pointed out that voting for the dem keeps the msgop from being able to just appoint cochran’s successor the way they did Wicker. And have us fight THAT hand picked incumbancy forever after.


That would be the only move if no write in or 3rd party is permitted.

Everyone just vote for the Rat candidate. This guy is pretty old and will likely retire, or die from an animal sodomy accident before too long

Talk about a thumb in the eye of the GOP


17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:07:21 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: DanielRedfoot

No write in or 3rd party are permitted.

The choices are either sit out that race or vote for the dim.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:09:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there another party in MS? Like Conservative Party, Constitutional party, etc., that McDaniel can run on?


19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: vetvetdoug

This is the hope of the gope scum. Piss on being gracious to these crooks, we are fighting for the survival of the country and the gope are every bit as dangerous as their fellow travelers in the communist party.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:24:48 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: deport

You’re right —

It’s better to know now than waste time and energy on something that is doomed to fail.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:27:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Huskrrrr

The very fact that the Tea Party has all kinds of races, ages & sex preferences seems to go unnoticed.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:31:34 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Black Agnes

You’re correct!

“Independent candidates for federal or state office (including seats in the Mississippi State Legislature) must petition to appear on the ballot. The form of petitions is prescribed by the Secretary of State, and completed petitions must be submitted to the Secretary of State by 5:00 p.m. on March 1. “

Title 23, Chapter 15, Article 13, Part B of the Mississippi Code


23 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: OldPossum; vetvetdoug

Haley Barbour told McDaniel months ago that if he ran against Cochran he’d destroy him.

I don’t look for McDaniel to have a political future in this state.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:35 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think a write in, in this case, might be a winner. I believe, usually that write in would cause a defeat for the Republican, however, we need to tell the Establishment Republicans that they better listen to us. If Chris does a write in campaign, I hope the Tea Party will back him. Its time to fight the RINOs and the Marxists in Washington.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:55 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: research99

I think he could win in court. 35,000 crossover votes that consisted of people who DID NOT VOTE IN DEMOCRAT PRIMARY and who WERE REGISTERED ON JUNE 4TH.

There were also twice as many absentee ballots, why? I never saw a passion for Cochran even when he appealed to Dems, why would they suddenly be on fire for a Republican?

Challenge them, Chris.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 7:39:22 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Where do I send the check to donate to his campaign?

Cochran has got to go.

27 posted on 06/25/2014 7:42:09 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I read on another post that MS doesn't allow write in candidates unless there are unusual circumstances.
28 posted on 06/25/2014 9:22:45 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

So did I.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 9:24:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Viennacon

Viennacon..... What is up with you? You told me on another Thread on here that MS did not allow write-in candidates. Post #49 on this Thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3172405/posts?page=50#50

Explanation..... please.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: deport

So then we only have two options:

#1. We pray that Thaddeus kicks the bucket and Chris runs as a write-in. Or.....

#2. Chris and his supporters vote for the Dem in November and hope that their votes, plus the Democrats votes will defeat Thaddeus and send him packing.

Is that correct?


31 posted on 06/26/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Huskrrrr

Calling Tea Partiers racists will not get Cochran re-elected.
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Uh.... I think it will. Did you see the racist flyer, filled with lies, that they sent out slandering Chris McDaniel a few days before the election?


32 posted on 06/26/2014 7:43:05 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: 1010RD

He should run. Forget the GOP. It’s time for a new party.

I never thought I’d say that, but MS is a conservative state and deserves a conservative Senator
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Bulls**t! If that’s the case, Thad Cochran would not have won Tuesday night.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 7:48:37 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Black Agnes

Then someone should sue on grounds of disenfranchisement. You should still be able to vote for a candidate of your choice, right?


34 posted on 06/26/2014 7:53:06 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: vetvetdoug; All

The best thing McDaniel can do is be a gracious loser and run again.
_____________________________________________________________________________________

So the GOP Establishment can do the same thing to him again? HELL NO!!! He is already damaged goods, thanks to the GOP Establishment..... just like Sarah Palin. You don’t see her running for office do you?

I’ve been told that MS does not allow write-ins unless Thaddeus dies or is removed from the ballot for some reason. And, I was told it’s too late to file to run as an Indy. So, there is nothing left for McDaniel and his supporters to do except to vote for the Democrat in November and give Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour the middle finger!


35 posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:20 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker
If McDaniel is to have a future, the best thing he can do is show he is a healer and someone that can bring people together. Play some Alinsky, work from within the enemy.

As for the senatorial election, I have been giving deep thought to Childers. Now, here is a man that is a Conservative, gives of his time to his church and community. Childers will spend time sitting down and talking to a person, he listens, and does most of his talking. He's pro NRA, Baptist, and loyal. Contrast Childers to Cochran who has never taken the time to return a letter or phone call to a Republican constituent and has spent the last forty years in D.C. Personally I like Childers. Now that I have a choice between a sell out weasel like Cochran or a man I know and like in Childers, who should I vote for? My beliefs are better served with Childers who I know than Cochran that has much of the same beliefs as does Obama. Childers I can pick up the phone and call and talk to him, not one of his handlers. McDaniel offered hope to my country, now that is no longer available I am thinking of going with self personal preservation. As far as the big picture, Cochran is owing to the Democrats now and he is no different in D.C. than would be Childers.

36 posted on 06/26/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Din Maker

No need for vulgarity, but don’t you think that the estimated 35,000 Democrat cross-over votes had a wee bit to do with Cochran’s 7000 vote win over McDaniel.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 9:02:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: vetvetdoug

Childers may appear to be a conservative. But, when the votes are cast in Washington, he will vote with the Dems (a.k.a. Progressives) when he is told to.

The only difference between Childers and Cochran is that one is a proud Democrat and the other is a lying, scheming, slimey, Democrat-in-hiding.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Din Maker

I was later informed of the fact that Mississippi does not allow write-ins


39 posted on 06/26/2014 9:54:39 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: deport
MS Code § 23-15-365 (2013)

(1) There shall be left on each ballot one (1) blank space under the title of each office to be voted for, and in the event of the death, resignation, withdrawal or removal of any candidate whose name shall have been printed on the official ballot, the name of the candidate duly substituted in the place of such candidate may be written in such blank space by the voter.

The provision doesn't exclude writing-in any other eligible person's name. It merely provides an example of a permitted name, IMO.

40 posted on 06/26/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

The provision doesn’t exclude writing-in any other eligible person’s name. It merely
provides an example of a permitted name, IMO.

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You are absolutely correct. But that name won’t be counted as long as there is a
living/qualified candidate for all qualified spots for that position on the ballot.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:39 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
that name won’t be counted as long as there is a living/qualified candidate for all qualified spots for that position on the ballot.

That is not what the statute provides. The only source for above position is an MS SOS employee from 2011.

42 posted on 06/26/2014 12:42:55 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

Well we can discuss that to the cows come home but it won’t change what the rule says.
Maybe it would be clearer if a period was placed after ‘for’ and not a comma.

But it clearly states a name write-in because of
death, resignation, withdrawal or removal
of any candidate whose name shall have been printed
on the official ballot, ...

Any write-in beyond death, resignation, withdrawal or removal, isn’t recognized per this section of code.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 12:58:40 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

That’s not how my middle school grammar reads it.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 1:19:56 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

Okay, no problem as it is what it is and we aren’t the interpreters of the code.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 1:30:05 PM PDT by deport
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