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McDaniel will vie for Cochranís seat in 2014
Daily Journal ^ | 10/17/2014 | Brad Locke

Posted on 10/17/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT by Sybeck1

ELLISVILLE – Second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel says he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, a decision that likely pits him against longtime incumbent Thad Cochran in the Republican primary.

Cochran turns 76 in December and is expected to announce late this year whether he’ll seek re-election to the Senate seat he first won in 1978. He has been raising campaign cash.

The 41-year-old McDaniel announced his intentions Thursday in his hometown of Ellisville.

Cochran served six years in the U.S. House before becoming the first Republican since Reconstruction to win a statewide office in Mississippi when he was elected to the Senate. He has served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, bringing billions of federal dollars to the state.

McDaniel has been closely allied with tea party conservatives.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014; cochran; mcdaniel; senate

1 posted on 10/17/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Islander7; Michael Knight; ...

We have a race


2 posted on 10/17/2013 10:59:16 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Defunding does work!! Anyone remember fate of the border fence????)
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To: Sybeck1

‘bout time.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 10:59:56 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Sybeck1

Cochran has a pitiful conservative rating, second only to Collins in those up for reelection next year:

Cochran (MS) 2014 48% 48% 55% 48% 52% 38%


4 posted on 10/17/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sybeck1

Time to send Thad “The Collaborator” Cochran packing!

Send him Home to Retirement Mississippi!


5 posted on 10/17/2013 11:01:41 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Sybeck1

Oops. Copies and pasted the wrong line.

Cochran (MS) - 2014 - 48% (Average) - 55% (Heritage) - 48% (CFG) - 52% (ACU) - 38% (FreedomWorks)


6 posted on 10/17/2013 11:02:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sybeck1

Whoop whoop whoop!!!!!

Hey put me on Mississippi Ping List!!!


7 posted on 10/17/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Sybeck1

Thad knows my father. Daddy will probably get a little pissed when I put a McDaniel sign in my yard. Sorry it is for your grandkids.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Defunding does work!! Anyone remember fate of the border fence????)
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To: cotton1706

If this guy has a rating anywhere near associated with Susan Collins I’m supporting his opponent! If we are going to save this country EVERY RINO needs to go ASAP!


9 posted on 10/17/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by hockeyfan44
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To: Sybeck1

Senate

Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN

Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC

Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS

House

J D Winteregg to oust John Boehner in OH-8



PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn

10 posted on 10/17/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Sybeck1

I, like many FREEPERs, pride myself on knowing what is going on in the world. I can honestly say I have never heard of Thad Cochran who has served since 1978....


11 posted on 10/17/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Sybeck1

Go get ‘em!


12 posted on 10/17/2013 11:08:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: hockeyfan44

Here’s the bottom six republican senators by average. The two senators from MS are below Kirk!! But of those up for reelection next year, only Collins is lower.

Kirk (IL) - - 55% (Average) - 44% (Heritage) - 52% (CFG) - - 69% (FreedomWorks)

Wicker (MS) - - 51% (Average) - 41% (Heritage) - 60% (CFG) - 64% (ACU) - 38% (FreedomWorks)

Cochran (MS) - 2014 - 48% (Average) - 55% (Heritage) - 48% (CFG) - 52% (ACU) - 38% (FreedomWorks)

Hoeven (ND) - - 44% (Average) - 40% (Heritage) - 42% (CFG) - 48% (ACU) - 46% (FreedomWorks)

Murkowski (AK) - - 39% (Average) - 34% (Heritage) - 41% (CFG) - 36% (ACU) - 46% (FreedomWorks)

Collins (ME) - 2014 - 27% (Average) - 26% (Heritage) - 38% (CFG) - 20% (ACU) - 23% (FreedomWorks)


13 posted on 10/17/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sybeck1

Good.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 11:09:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: 11th Commandment

I have never seen the guy on camera myself except for during the Trent Lott dustup over Sthrom thurman he was on Fox defending Trent on Brett Humes show one afternoon. He might as well to known as Silent Thad, but his record sure shows.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Defunding does work!! Anyone remember fate of the border fence????)
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To: Sybeck1
Thad, thank you for your service. I hope you can enjoy your remaining years (may they be many) with your family.

The perqs and power of a Senator must be addictive. Personally, I'd rather spend my golden years with my grandchildren.

You're in your 6th term as a Senator, and this may sound harsh, but you've played a role in running the federal debt to it's present level. I know you're just 1 of 100, but you've morphed into a Washingtonian from a Mississippian.

16 posted on 10/17/2013 11:10:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Sybeck1

I wish there was a list of the times Cochran has voted with the Democrats and stabbed the Conservatives and Republicans in the back. I began to become disenchanted with him during the Clinton years and he’s betrayed the right many times since then.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Sybeck1

I hope he retires, and we can save some cash. Thad is like Lautenberg. Essentially a corpse.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 11:21:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
They're polling the Mooch against Kirk for 2016.

Wicker's not up 'til 2018.

Hoeven's playing cute about a presidential run

As an Independent, is Murkowski safe from us primarying her in 2016?

Collins? This insipid cow has got to go but I don't see any opposition to her.
19 posted on 10/17/2013 11:23:08 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: 11th Commandment

Both of Mississipi’s senators are essentially invisible in all the big fights.

When Roger Wicker got sent Ricin in an envelope my initial reaction was.
“Well, the suspect list has got to be short. Only 5 people know who the hell he is.”


20 posted on 10/17/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Paine in the Neck

Murcowski is not an independent, despite the fact that she should have been forced out of the party for a write-in campaign (goes against official party rules).
That said, she may try to avoid a primary defeat by switching before 2016.


21 posted on 10/17/2013 11:26:03 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Paine in the Neck

I would think Kirk would retire after one term anyway because of his stroke.

Murkowski ran as an independent but is still a republican. So yes, we could primary her again.

Collins so far has a democrat announcing against her but no republican.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 11:26:41 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sybeck1

I am in!!! I will donate as soon as I have his website.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 11:30:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoConPubbie

cochran’s retirement home is in Orange Beach, Alabama.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sybeck1

can the senate afford to lose Cochran’s august leadership?

(yes, i am being sarcastic...what has this stiff accomplished in 35 YEARS in the senate????)


25 posted on 10/17/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT by stonewall_jackson215
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To: Viennacon
When Roger Wicker got sent Ricin in an envelope my initial reaction was.
“Well, the suspect list has got to be short. Only 5 people know who the hell he is.”


That actually made me laugh out loud.
26 posted on 10/17/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Sybeck1

make sure you folks drop a nice note to these a$$wipes too.

http://www.nrsc.org/Contact


27 posted on 10/17/2013 12:46:10 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: cotton1706

WOW I thought Kirk was the worst RINO of the RINO’s. How could folks in Mississippi elect people more liberal than Mark Kirk?


28 posted on 10/17/2013 12:49:06 PM PDT by hockeyfan44
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To: cotton1706
Collins so far has a democrat announcing against her but no republican.

The problem with Maine is you either have Collins or a Democrat most likely. Too many country club Republican types to make anything but a RINO viable in that state.

29 posted on 10/17/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: NYRepublican72

“The problem with Maine is you either have Collins or a Democrat most likely. Too many country club Republican types to make anything but a RINO viable in that state.”

I’ve never bought into that myth. LePage won in Maine. And Scott Brown won here in MA when he ran as a conservative. He lost when he ran as a moderate.

That logic is just touted to convince us to never nominate a conservative because moderates are easy for democrats to beat.

Collins has a hard-line liberal democrat running against her. If she’s the nominee she’ll be beaten. Only a conservative can go toe to toe against a liberal because moderates don’t like to criticize or attack anybody but conservatives.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 1:17:53 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sybeck1; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; randita; AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; Viennacon; Clintonfatigued; ..

Good news.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 1:56:44 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: cotton1706

I buy it as a political reality. Republicans are more liberal in the Northeast and states like Illinois and California.

While there are exceptions, a moderate is more electable there. All-in-all Scot Brown is a moderate.

The most viable tea party senators will come from states like South Carolina and Kentucky.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 4:07:56 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: SoConPubbie

So Thad to see him go.

I used to know his brother, Hanging Thad, of Florida.

I have a lisp, you know!


33 posted on 10/17/2013 5:28:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Sybeck1

MS people are totally uninformed about both of their senators. The media must be on hiatus there.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 10:42:04 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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