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Mitch McConnell: Itís Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff
Roll Call's At The Races blog ^ | July 8, 2014 | Humberto Sanchez

Posted on 07/09/2014 1:19:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dismissed allegations from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of impropriety in the Mississippi Republican primary — but noted it’s an issue for state officials to decide.

“I assume the people in Mississippi will look at what ever complaints are filed,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday when asked to comment on Cruz’s call for an investigation in to voter fraud. “That is what typically happens in a post election situation if there are complaints filed they are dealt with at the state level.”

“I think it’s pretty clear who won. Sen. [Thad Cochran, R-Miss.,] ran a very successful runoff campaign and got the most votes,” McConnell added. “But anybody is entitled to contest the outcome and that well may happen in Mississippi.”

Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel by more than 7,000 votes in the GOP runoff on June 24. The senator did so, in part, by reaching out to African American voters, who tend to vote for Democrats in general elections.

Back on Capitol Hill, the Cochran-McDaniel feud has become a proxy fight between McConnell and Cruz. McConnell backed the incumbent, Cochran. Cruz, a tea party conservative, previously supported Senate Conservatives Fund, which backed McDaniel.

McConnell’s comments come after Cruz was a guest Monday night on Mark Levin’s radio show where he said that allegations of voter fraud should be investigated and prosecutions should follow. Cruz blamed establishment Republicans for orchestrating the Cochran strategy.

“What we know at the outset is that Chris McDaniel won a sizable majority of the votes from Republicans who voted in the runoff,” Cruz said. “But the DC machine spent hundreds of thousands of dollars urging some 30,000 to 40,000 partisan Democrats to vote in the runoff, which changed the outcome.”

“All of us want to grow the party,” Cruz continued. “But what the DC machine did was not try to grow the party. Instead, the ads they ran were 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 vote Republican in the general election. They were actually recruited to pick who the Republican nominee was and that is unprincipled and its wrong.

“But even more troubling [is that] in the past week or so, we have serious allegations of voter fraud,” Cruz said. “And I very much hope that no Republican was involved in voter fraud. But these allegations need to be vigorously investigated and anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted.”


TOPICS: Kentucky; Mississippi; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cochran; cruz; mcconnell; mcdaniel

1 posted on 07/09/2014 1:19:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I think it’s pretty clear who won. Sen. [Thad Cochran, R-Miss.,] ran a very successful runoff campaign and got the most votes,” McConnell added. “

Sure Cockran won but did he win fair and square?

Sure he got the most votes but were the votes legally cast?

I didn’t like the idea of open primaries when the idea was first put forward and I think it should be obvious now to any observer why they are a bad idea.

2 posted on 07/09/2014 1:35:17 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hmmmmm...whatev. Cowabunga dude!


3 posted on 07/09/2014 1:38:14 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does McConnel think slandering tea partiers as racist is acceptable for the Republican party?


4 posted on 07/09/2014 2:14:52 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fock DemocRat McCornhole. A worthless Rat enabler.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 2:19:21 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitch McConnell supporting Voter Fraud...no surprise there


6 posted on 07/09/2014 2:19:34 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep digging!


7 posted on 07/09/2014 2:35:00 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Keep digging!”

Yeah, for sure. It will be “clear” to McConnell after the general that Cochran’s new found black supporters went back home to the Democrats. And, that Conservatives and TEA Party’ers stayed home thereby giving the seat to the Dem’s. And, McConnell will continue as Minority Leader and Americans will continue to be screwed by Harry Reid. GOP is run by idiots....


8 posted on 07/09/2014 2:57:47 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

You mean GOP enablers. The DC politicians fear hemp rope and pitchforks. One of the creators of “Social Security” responded to questioning about stability of the Ponzi scheme by admitting it would fall apart but “you and I will be dead by then”. Guess what? They are both dead. The Uniparty knows they cannot afford to let the Tea Party anywhere near the levers of power or the game is over.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 3:18:29 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What's clear is that when McConnell loses his seat to Grimes, it won't really be a set back to the conservative cause.


10 posted on 07/09/2014 3:21:24 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People in MS probably don’t mind a little voter fraud ever now and then so long as their friendly incumbent benefits.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 3:23:04 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: so_real

Kentuckians will be last to figure things out, or would that be the Mississippians? Or the Palmetto people of the southeast?


12 posted on 07/09/2014 3:25:39 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I swear the GOP wants to lose in 2016 and the majority in the House as well.

Darn but there’s some mighty stupid people running that party.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 4:12:29 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The EXEMPT Princes:
"We must win at all costs to protect our Obama."

14 posted on 07/09/2014 4:12:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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I hope Grimes cleans his sorry clock in November.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 5:20:46 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's increasingly clear that Thad Cochran committed electoral fraud; it seems highly likely that Mitch McConnel, Haley Barbour, and Karl Rove, aided, abetted, and participated in the crime.

Thad Cochran delenda est.

16 posted on 07/09/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yo, Mitch McChinless, should we be surprised that you are cool with vote fraud election stealing?


17 posted on 07/09/2014 5:47:35 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Theodore R.

I’m a Kentuckian. I figured things out a long time ago. Helped get rid of Ben Chandler. Remains to be seen if Andy Barr is any better. Only negative I know about Barr is that he’s a dang lawyer. Been trying mightily to get rid of Mitch McConnell. Had hoped that Matt Bevin would get him in the primary. Didn’t happen. Alison Lundergan Grimes might knock off Mitch in November but that ain’t the way I wanted it done. Oh well, there’s not a nickel’s worth of difference in the two parties now anyway.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 5:51:27 AM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BARF Alert! Has Mitch McConnell switched to being a Democrat or is now just a liberal RINO??? Is he looking to be a more whacky RINO than McCain???


19 posted on 07/09/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Amagi; All

Is this over?


20 posted on 07/09/2014 7:06:28 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Pontiac

Cochran did not win.

Vote: a collective expression of will as inferred from a number of votes:

There was no expression of will in the votes that were bought except the will to make %15. The dead who voted sure weren’t expressing their will. The only people who cast LEGITIMATE votes, votes that were intended to express THEIR will for THEIR candidate were the legal votes of people who knew who was running and picked the one they wanted to represent them.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 7:39:23 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can the GOPe please just retire?


22 posted on 07/09/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: bassmaner
Is this over?

No but Mitch is trying to give the impression it's over. I think that's a good sign for McDaniel, that Mitch is trying to prepare people for the challenge.

Mitch: There will be a challenge but just procedure, 'nothing to see here, move along'.

Or maybe 'Don't look behind the curtain' would be more appropriate.

23 posted on 07/09/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Mitch its becoming clear Cochran stole the election.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 9:04:44 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bassmaner
Mississippi law states that an election can be contested even if there is less than the 7,000 illegal votes found.

There is also the article (Gannett paper) about how the Campaign Manager illegally paid campaign worker Amanda Shook $50,000 to $55,000. That brings the FEC into this MESS.

Mitch McConnell thinks he is doing daamage control.

Originally, Ted Cruz and others claimed that Thad Cochran won.

They now are backtracking BIGTIME on their remarks...

25 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:29 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a-hole.. Mitch McCapitulaor McConnell

a muffled voice for status quo.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 9:58:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Triple

They’re not leaving unless they are forced to leave.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 10:00:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

The force out the GOPe we must!


28 posted on 07/09/2014 10:04:55 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Timber Rattler

I hope Grimes cleans his sorry clock in November.
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I’m thinking she will. Why would Tea Party folks, and other true Conservatives, vote for a man who, in the Primaries, vowed to crush them? If I lived in KY, I wouldn’t stay home, I’d either skip the Senate race and vote in the down ballot contests or, I’d vote for Grimes.

HE WHO DOES NOT LIKE REVENGE HAS NEVER TASTED IT!


29 posted on 07/09/2014 2:39:37 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitch McConnell: It’s Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff
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Kentucky’s True Conservatives: It’s clear that Mitch McConnell will get his butt handed to him on November 4th.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 6:50:45 PM 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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It’s gonna be fun around here in the Fall when the demands are made to support the RINOs.


31 posted on 07/11/2014 11:50:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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