Skip to comments.Ex-Republican runs as Dem for US Senate in Miss (this is how to win!!)
Posted on 01/10/2014 4:06:27 PM PST by cotton1706
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Bill Marcy said Friday that he's changing party labels, but not his conservative beliefs, to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi this year.
The Vicksburg resident courted tea party voters when he ran as a Republican for the U.S. House in 2010 and 2012. Both times, he lost to Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson.
Marcy, 67, said Friday that he filed qualifying papers for the Senate race Wednesday with the state Democratic Party. He's the first Democrat to enter the statewide race for a seat that has been held by Republican Thad Cochran for 35 years.
Cochran, 76, is seeking a seventh six-year term and faces a primary challenge from Chris McDaniel, 42, a state lawmaker with tea party backing.
Candidates' qualifying deadline is March 1, and party primaries are June 3.
In a phone interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Marcy described his candidacy as "Plan B," a way to give tea party members a voice in the Nov. 4 general election if McDaniel loses the Republican primary to Cochran.
Marcy, who is black, said he believes he'll be elected with support of black voters and tea party members a coalition he concedes would be unusual in Mississippi politics. About 38 percent of Mississippi residents are black, and Marcy said many are socially conservative but don't like the Republican label.
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Interesting! Why not? Gotta play the game the way the DEMS play it.
Will he vote for Harry Reid as majority leader? That is the big problem.
I was just talking to someone about this today,,why not infiltrate the Dem party and splinter it all to hell?!
At least he’s not Bennie....is he?
good for him, hope it works out.
I have no special affinity for the R any more
If he caucuses with the Bolshies, he is a Bolshie.
“Interesting! Why not? Gotta play the game the way the DEMS play it.”
Yes indeedie, very interesting. Wonder if he would pledge to, if elected as a Democrat, to caucus with the Republicans. Now, “that” would be interesting.....
This is a strategy that I have argued for (if you can make acquaintance with genuine liberals) in heavily Democratic areas. Why you would do this in MS??
Exactly what happened when a lot of democrats changed parties and rode Ronald Reagan's coattails into the RINO camp.
That is EXACTLY the kind of crap leftists use against us. Good plan.
Liebermann caucused with the Rs.
The day after the election he will switch parties
Heck why not McCain calls himself an Republican, as does Collins, Alexander, Corker.....
Seems we have another Senate seat in play we didn’t know about.
Absolutely. I’ve been suggesting this as a strategy in the very blue area I’m in. Half the people are totally uninformed & vote ‘D’, regardless of anything else. Just take over their party...or take it away from the communists.