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Ex-Republican runs as Dem for US Senate in Miss (this is how to win!!)
maysanantonio.com ^ | 1/10/14 | Emily Waggster Pettis

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.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; elections; ms2014
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1 posted on 01/10/2014 4:06:27 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
About 38 percent of Mississippi residents are black, and Marcy said many are socially conservative but don't like the Republican label.

There is a fair bit of truth to that in my experience.
2 posted on 01/10/2014 4:09:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Interesting! Why not? Gotta play the game the way the DEMS play it.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 4:10:06 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...



Magnolia State PING


4 posted on 01/10/2014 4:11:11 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cotton1706

Will he vote for Harry Reid as majority leader? That is the big problem.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 4:12:44 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

NO!


6 posted on 01/10/2014 4:14:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Catsrus

I was just talking to someone about this today,,why not infiltrate the Dem party and splinter it all to hell?!


7 posted on 01/10/2014 4:14:19 PM PST by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

At least he’s not Bennie....is he?


8 posted on 01/10/2014 4:18:02 PM PST by stboz
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To: Catsrus

bump

good for him, hope it works out.

I have no special affinity for the R any more


9 posted on 01/10/2014 4:20:43 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cotton1706

If he caucuses with the Bolshies, he is a Bolshie.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 4:23:01 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Catsrus

“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.....


11 posted on 01/10/2014 4:25:46 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: cotton1706

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??


12 posted on 01/10/2014 4:35:55 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: austinaero
I was just talking to someone about this today,,why not infiltrate the Dem party and splinter it all to hell?!

Exactly what happened when a lot of democrats changed parties and rode Ronald Reagan's coattails into the RINO camp.

13 posted on 01/10/2014 4:36:35 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: cotton1706

That is EXACTLY the kind of crap leftists use against us. Good plan.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 4:36:48 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: snoringbear

Liebermann caucused with the Rs.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 4:44:40 PM PST by txhurl
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To: onyx

The day after the election he will switch parties


16 posted on 01/10/2014 4:47:03 PM PST by WKB
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To: cotton1706

Heck why not McCain calls himself an Republican, as does Collins, Alexander, Corker.....


17 posted on 01/10/2014 5:02:28 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: WKB

bttt

Seems we have another Senate seat in play we didn’t know about.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 5:05:26 PM PST by txhurl
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To: cripplecreek
This is precisely why LTC Allen West should consider running for president in 2016. America is ready for its first black president. The dope-smokin', long-legged, mack daddy, closet homosexual, Marxist Mulatto-in-Chief we presently have... sucks.
19 posted on 01/10/2014 5:27:04 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Catsrus

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.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 5:29:42 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: cotton1706

I was registered as a Democrat for years. Never voted for one in a general election, voted for the weakest ones in the primaries, just so I could get some kind of voice in our supposedly “representative” government.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 5:37:53 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

I’ve met a few people in Detroit who say they would vote for a republican but none ever run and the powers that be would never let one win.

I think things are changing in Detroit though. They just elected the first white mayor in 50 years, the GOP just opened a new office in the city and the police chief is pushing the 2nd amendment as a deterrent to crime. I also notice that Obama didn’t name Detroit as a “Promise zone”.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 6:10:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Either he will vote for Harry Reid (and is therefore no better than any other Democrat), or he won’t (and therefore isn’t a Democrat). Lying to con black voters may win an election if the state is filled with stupid people of both races, but it’s not a decent way to win.

By the way, this has been done before. Carolyn McCarthy of NY, for instance, swore she was a lifelong Republican, only running as a Democrat because it was the best way to defeat an incumbent Republican who she disliked on a single issue (guns) and claimed was a RINO on a host of other issues. Once in office, she has voted in lock-step with the most radical of left-wingers. It’s not the perfect example, because she admittedly ran as a liberal on one important issue, but it’s the one closest to where I’m from.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 6:44:40 PM PST by dangus
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To: cotton1706; RKBA Democrat; GeronL; onyx; Finny
Hmmm...Interesting,

RKBA you have a similar story too don't you?

24 posted on 01/10/2014 6:45:04 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Twotone

To clarify a previous post of mine: I’d be all for a conservative running as a Democrat in an area that had no hope of electing a Republican, but this scum-sucking bag of lying human filth is running for Senator of Mississippi. Whatever he promises, he plans on taking away your gun rights, cramming gay marriage down everyone’s throats, raising your taxes to put coal out of business and making sure your 12-year-old daughter can get all the sex advice and abortions she pleases. But he’ll vote to do so only when his vote is needed, so the ACU can give him a rating in the 70s.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 6:48:28 PM PST by dangus
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To: cotton1706

If he’s nominated and beats Cochran, the media won’t know what to make of it.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 6:48:58 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: JSDude1

Larry McDonald was a Democrat.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 6:50:03 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: txhurl

“Liebermann caucused with the Rs.”

Yes, but wasn’t that after he changed to an “I”? This fellow is running as a “D.”


28 posted on 01/10/2014 7:02:13 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not buying into this. Let him run as a democrat in the primary against Bennie Thompson. Mississippi has open primaries and enough republicans could cross over to beat Bennie. Since that district will go dem no matter who runs then he would win.
That would be the way to infiltrate the dem party.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 7:09:17 PM PST by Hurricane
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To: cotton1706

“Marcy, who is black, said he believes he’ll be elected with support of black voters and tea party members “

But the media has told me the Tea Party is racist.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 7:13:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cripplecreek

“About 38 percent of Mississippi residents are black, and Marcy said many are socially conservative but don’t like the Republican label.”

A quarter of a century after Reagan left office, and I don’t care for the Republican label either.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 7:16:42 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hurricane

He’s running for US Senate this time, not against Bennie Thompson.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 7:19:16 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: TBP
I grew up in North Michigan, when we had "conservative" democrats like Bart Stupak. When Pelosi needed Bart, he delivered. Every. Single. Time. Obamacare.

These days, "conservative" democrats mean those that won't take your guns away but will vote for committee chairs and speakers who will work to take your guns away.

33 posted on 01/10/2014 7:24:56 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty
I saw an interview with Stupak a few weeks back where he was asked if he had any regrets voting for ObamaCare after it was revealed that it would fund abortions. Stupak kept a straight face while telling the interviewer that he had no regrets at all.

There is a special place in hell reserved for politicians like Bart Stupak and Joe Donnelly.

34 posted on 01/10/2014 7:29:57 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: cotton1706

It might be easier to reform some segments of the democrat party than the GOP. Especially when it is a black candidate.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 8:28:11 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: cotton1706

And, if a few others switch to the Democrat label, maybe they can help Democrats win back the majority.

How many of the rest of the Democrats then would be conservative?


36 posted on 01/10/2014 8:35:25 PM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: DakotaRed

Whoops, make that help the Democrats retain the majority ion the Senate


37 posted on 01/10/2014 8:36:20 PM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: cotton1706

It is good to keep Cochran voting conservative until the election and there is a net gain of GOP Senators.


38 posted on 01/10/2014 9:04:14 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Sola Veritas

Absolutely not, Lieberman caucused with the Dems after he declared the “Independent” label.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 9:05:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: austinaero
why not infiltrate the Dem party and splinter it all to hell?

That is what the CPUSA did. They took over the party. Maybe we could take it back. It would also eliminate a lot of the fraud that we can't fight against as GOP.

40 posted on 01/10/2014 10:28:06 PM PST by WVNan
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To: txhurl

“Liebermann caucused with the Rs.”

No he didn’t!


41 posted on 01/10/2014 11:27:08 PM PST by vette6387
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To: dangus

“Carolyn McCarthy of NY”

Well, she’s announced that she’s stepping down, so who’s going to get her seat?


42 posted on 01/10/2014 11:29:22 PM PST by vette6387
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To: onyx

Old coch-roach paying this man to run to try to dissolve the Conservative vote... sorry... ain’t going to work. The blacks may vote for him but Chris McDaniel is going to win because he has established CONSERVATIVE credentials and he is trustworthy and he is NOT A FRIGGIN’ RAT! Anyone that would run as a RAT has sold his soul to satan and will not even get 30 pieces of silver.

BTW, I was thinking about a Mississippi ping... that is a cyber version of YEEE-HIII... isn’t it? ;-)


43 posted on 01/11/2014 3:44:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cripplecreek

Socially conservative but many love socialism and they want more of the TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS OF WELFARE BRIBES THAT HAVE BEEN PAID OUT TO THEM SINCE JOHNSON’S “GREAT SOCIETY” FAILURE WAS CREATED.


44 posted on 01/11/2014 3:46:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Hell yes he will.


45 posted on 01/11/2014 3:47:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

I believe this man is trying to split the Conservative vote to help thad... I truly do.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 3:48:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Rodamala

I would vote for Allen West in a heartbeat... but not because of the color of his skin and I believe that Allen would agree... his running has nothing to do with race. That man loves America and is brilliant. He is a true PATRIOT!


47 posted on 01/11/2014 3:51:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: txhurl

“Liebermann caucused with the Rs.”

Umm, better run a little fact check on this. Lieberman ran as an Independent his last term. But, even though the Democrat leadership refused to endorse him during the election process he remained under the Democrat umbrella after being reelected by declaring that he would caucus with them. That’s not to say that he didn’t stray off the reservation from time to time which he did - especially on defense issues. He was a hawk when it came to defending Israel for sure.

I’m not aware of any Democrat that declared to caucus with Republicans or vise versa. But, I’m no authority on this.


48 posted on 01/11/2014 4:09:49 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: cotton1706

If he is Conservative, do you really think he would join the Marxist Democrat Party?


49 posted on 01/11/2014 4:41:47 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: LibLieSlayer; WKB; Black Agnes
I believe this man is trying to split the Conservative vote to help thad... I truly do.

He's been promised something, by Thad or maybe even the Governor. Thad is 76!

50 posted on 01/11/2014 5:32:12 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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