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Cruz Calls for Investigation in Mississippi Runoff
Breitbart TV ^ | July 7, 2014

Posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the allegations of voter fraud in the Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel in an interview on Monday’s “Mark Levin Show.”

“What the D.C. machine did was not try to grow the party, instead, the ads that they ran were racially charged, false attacks and they were explicit promises to continue and expand the welfare state, and nobody has suggested that the Democrats who voted in the primary will actually vote Republican in the general election,” Cruz said. “Instead, they were just recruited to decide who the Republican nominee was, and that’s unprincipled and it’s wrong. But even more troubling Mark, in the past week or so, we have seen serious allegations of voter fraud...."(continued)

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cochran; cruz; mcdaniel; tedcruz

1 posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wearing his NRSC hat, Cruz congratulated Thud Cochran after the election.

Here he is making up for a rare mistake.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 8:38:57 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stand your Ground Ted, stand your ground!


3 posted on 07/07/2014 8:39:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I guess Ted figured out a lot of us folks in the grassroots are “mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore”....


5 posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

That wasn’t a mistake, it was damning with faint praise, if you read his whole ‘congrats’ statement.

And now he is advocating Cockroach be taken down.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 8:48:04 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the State do it. I don’t want the Feds in on this.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Wearing his NRSC hat, Cruz congratulated Thud Cochran after the election.
Here he is making up for a rare mistake.

He was bowing to the will of the people. Like he should.
Now that it turns out that the election was kinked, he is speak out against it. Like he should.

8 posted on 07/07/2014 8:51:26 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Nextrush

Sen. Cruz promised to stay out of primaries of sitting Senators. So he congratulated Cochrane. Now, with fraud allegations becoming credible, it is perfect timing for him to intervene to criticize unethical conduct and potential fraud. He never seems to misstep.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 8:51:36 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yea! Thank you.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 9:02:36 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Here he is making up for a rare mistake.

At least he spoke up, against all the odds. I'm greatly relieved, I love this guy.

11 posted on 07/07/2014 9:05:47 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: txhurl

No doubt.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 9:09:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: oldbrowser; Colonel_Flagg

13 posted on 07/07/2014 9:19:59 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Should have done this a couple weeks ago...

Note...the Vote Fraud is quite apparent now...so maybe Cruz caught on


14 posted on 07/07/2014 9:34:31 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (I Voted, In Mississippi...so can every other American)
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To: RIghtwardHo
LOL!
The feds were “already in on this” as in corrupting a State Republican Primary race.

The “state”, as in the people, are fighting back, hard.

Do keep up!

15 posted on 07/07/2014 9:57:30 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Here he is making up for a rare mistake.

Amen!
16 posted on 07/07/2014 10:31:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
17 posted on 07/07/2014 10:31:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted....”
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Gotta love Ted Cruz. I’d like to see some of the Cochran-Barbour Mississippi RINOs behind bars for awhile since they are clearly self-serving felons.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 12:07:10 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

To congratulate someone who may be a fellow senator is not the same as agreeing with him on all or any issues.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 1:03:08 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cool. Now tell your idiot governor to defend the border or face the consequences.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 2:23:41 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; P-Marlowe; SoConPubbie
That's not a complete characterization of Cruz's words on that day. There's a misunderstanding around it because all of it hasn't been reported.

His congratulations was followed by this comment:

But Cruz insisted that Cochran’s narrow victory should be a warning for Republicans in Washington, D.C. “I think that demonstrates that there is a lot of hunger for change. People are frustrated with Washington, and they're hungry for leaders who will stand up and make the case we need to go a different path,” Cruz said. (from Breitbart)

SO, it was an UNHAPPY Cruz who said "I certainly congratulate...Cochran".

In a subtle way, he even suggested there were problems with the election BEFORE fraud was found....which he couldn't possibly have known about immediately after the election since it's only been proven since then:

“Listen: this is nothing new,” he said. “We see mischief where you have people from the other party vote in your primary because they think that a particular candidate is more vulnerable, more attractive to them for whatever reason. That's part of politics.”

If he'd made an immediate accusation of fraud, he'd have been shark food in the media.

21 posted on 07/08/2014 2:49:51 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Kennard

There was an article posted the day out the run-off (I’ll have to dig it out later) in which Cruz was apparently having second thoughts about his deal with McConnell and Ayotte, after the way the GOP-E behaved in Mississippi.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 3:20:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Politicalkiddo

He has no power over Rick Perry. They are in two different wings of the party. But the probable incoming governor is his mentor.


23 posted on 07/08/2014 4:53:57 AM 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: SoConPubbie

Cruz does not rush in, he has learned well from experience, a quality few current politicians learn, in the grand scheme of this Cochran business Cruz responded correctly.

We know, no one is perfect, but when it comes to Cruz he is as close as one could ever expect.

He consistently demonstrates, competence, honesty, integrity and courage, all up in the face of a totally corrupt political institution.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 5:48:28 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Nextrush

I have called his DC office a couple of times regarding various issues and identified myself as his constituent in MS, most recently last night. Maybe he realises that this anger isn’t going away, as it damn well shouldn’t.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 7:36:19 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: txhurl

I took it as a throw-away line from someone who just wasn’t paying attention, yet, to what was really happening here. He is, after all, the Sentor for Texas.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: PoloSec

And patience.... he did work on SCOTUS’ Bush v Gore case.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 8:51:48 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: xzins
If he'd made an immediate accusation of fraud, he'd have been shark food in the media.

Actually, Chaplain, if he had made an immediate accusation of fraud, he'd have been ahead of the curve, which is where we're accustomed to seeing Senator Cruz.

We all knew it was fixed from day one.

28 posted on 07/08/2014 7:12:20 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I agree. We knew it was fixed. We even knew it would be fixed. Ahead of time every thinking person on the planet should have known....including McDaniel.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 4:01:56 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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