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Chris McDaniel’s Quest (to Unseat Cochran MS)
NRO - National Review Online ^ | JANUARY 20, 2014 4:00 AM | By Jonathan Strong

Posted on 01/20/2014 8:12:15 AM PST by onyx



Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel may be running for the Republican nomination for one of his state’s U.S. Senate seats, but he’ll be the first to tell you that he puts his conservative principles ahead of his allegiance to party.

McDaniel’s proudest moment back home came when he tried to override a veto from Republican governor Haley Barbour — one of the GOP establishment’s eminent figures — to rein in the state’s aggressive use of eminent domain for redevelopment purposes.

“Private property is one of the cornerstones of our Constitution. And if the government can take it arbitrarily for almost any purpose, then we are not truly a free people,” McDaniel tells me over breakfast in Washington, D.C.

Now he’s taking on Republican senator Thad Cochran, an old-school appropriator who has been serving in Congress for 41 years.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; chrismcdaniel; haleybarbour; mississippi; ms2014; thadcochran; ussenate
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“Courage is the rarest commodity in Washington, D.C.,” McDaniel says, calling the fall push by senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to defund Obamacare — the push that prompted the government shutdown — “inspirational.”
1 posted on 01/20/2014 8:12:15 AM PST by onyx
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; LibLieSlayer; mrsmel; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ..

Magnolia State Ping for Chris McDaniel!


Our next U.S. Senator from Mississippi, Chris McDaniel and yours truly.
Chris Mc Daniel 2014 - Help Him Here

2 posted on 01/20/2014 8:18:24 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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To: onyx

*BUMP*


3 posted on 01/20/2014 8:25:45 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: onyx

There you are, Onyx! Excellent! :-)


4 posted on 01/20/2014 8:30:27 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: logitech

ping


5 posted on 01/20/2014 8:31:12 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; DJ MacWoW

We've THAD ENOUGH!


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6 posted on 01/20/2014 8:34:32 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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To: WXRGina

Yeah, I met him at our Vicksburg TEA Party’s January meeting where he spoke to all of us.
I’m telling y’all he’s better than you might think.
He’s the exact same as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee!
We must see to his election!
It’s a must!!!


7 posted on 01/20/2014 8:37:11 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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To: onyx

McDaniel has an excellent shot of retiring Cochran for good. Cannot wait for primary day.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 8:47:42 AM PST by Viennacon
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"Senator Cochran, once again, sided with the Democrats Thursday to pass another budget with more even deficit spending, adding to our unsustainable national debt."

(*I might add, that good ole Senator Wicker did as well!!!)
LINK



9 posted on 01/20/2014 8:48:03 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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To: onyx
You go girl!!!

BTW, any reputable polling data yet?

10 posted on 01/20/2014 8:50:03 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: onyx

He has my vote, and I hope he wins and remains steady on the side of right.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 8:50:21 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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“I will note the almost daily reports one gets from the Washington establishment that their focus in 2014 is not on actually winning elections and defeating Democrats and retiring Harry Reid,” he says, “but rather on crushing into the ground conservatives so they will never be heard from again.”



-- Ted Cruz
12 posted on 01/20/2014 8:50:27 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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To: ken5050
BTW, any reputable polling data yet?

None that I know of, reputable, being the key word.

The shameless and shameful, Haley Barbour is trying his level best to put out polls that show his DC Cronie-Thad and McDaniel neck and neck.

13 posted on 01/20/2014 8:53:03 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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To: onyx

Here’s the problem with Mississippi- despite the reputation they have for crazy, unorthodox politicians, Mississippi will generally only pick people properly trained and groomed to be politicians- Go to Ole Miss, pledge Sigma Chi, get elected to University Student Council or Cheerleader, go to Ole Miss Law School, join a Congressional Staff, build a network of donors, only run for office when a Congressman or Senator retires, play it safe, talk like a Country Boy in Mississippi, talk like a New York insider when you get to Washington.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 9:12:00 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Chris McDaniel can travel in all those circles too.

His father was a college professor and Chris a lawyer, (Constitutional lawyer, like Mike Lee, NOT the phony Marxist).

He’s soft spoken, but he really knows his stuff.

It’s up to us to see to his election.

God bless and keep you.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 9:32:24 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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To: onyx

Good pic onyx! Thanks for the ping.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 9:32:31 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

He’s a GREAT guy!
Tell EVERYONE to vote for him!
This primary means everything!!!


17 posted on 01/20/2014 9:36:12 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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To: onyx

Will do dear lady!


18 posted on 01/20/2014 10:05:38 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: onyx

Party means nothing any longer... Principles mean EVERYTHING!


19 posted on 01/20/2014 10:10:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

wicker and cochran... two turds in the Mississippi punch bowl.


20 posted on 01/20/2014 10:11:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

You think that you know us today... but you don’t know us.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 10:12:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Entirely true today.
Wicker is another huge disappointment.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 10:14:43 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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To: onyx

barbour is no better than bill clinton. He did well after Katrina but his big government, big business, eminent domain, screw the people, criminal freeing ways show the man for who he truly is... and he is not a good man by any measure. He and kkkarl rove arethisclose.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 10:15:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

He is thad cochran’s hand picked yes man.


24 posted on 01/20/2014 10:17:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

That’s figures, because he’s sure falling right into step.


25 posted on 01/20/2014 10:19:29 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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To: onyx

Can you tell me a little about the MS primary voting?

Is it open or closed

Date of the primary

How many are in the GOP Senate primary

Is there any polling data out

Thanks for any guidance


26 posted on 01/20/2014 10:25:41 AM PST by deport
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Barbour, meanwhile, is not a fan.
“I think he will get his head handed to him, and that will be what he deserves,” the former governor, now a lobbyist, said of Chris McDaniel before he announced his primary bid.






27 posted on 01/20/2014 10:28:16 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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To: deport

You either have to vote on a dim ballot or a republican ballot during primaries. It is either one or the other. In the General it is wide open. There is no state registration by party.


28 posted on 01/20/2014 10:51:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: deport; LibLieSlayer
Well, this June 3, 2014 is going to be very interesting!

Voter ID law will be in effect for June 2014 primaries

Also, in MS, we do not register by party affiliation.
Primary: June 3, 2014
Runoff: June 24, 2014
Filing Deadline: March 1, 2014
29 posted on 01/20/2014 10:53:14 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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To: onyx

No ID... no votee!


30 posted on 01/20/2014 10:57:05 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I know Mississippi all too well.....lived there over 40 years, and forced to move to Texas when there were no jobs. Texas is the real-deal, true-blue Conservative State. Mississippi “talks” about it alot, and I know a lot of good Conservative people (personal friends with Kim Wade, Head of the Mississippi Tea Party). However, in the end, most Mississippi voters are social Conservatives (strongly pro-life), but are just barely this side of Obama on economics.


31 posted on 01/20/2014 10:57:30 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: LibLieSlayer
No ID... no votee!

WOO-HOO and about time!!!!

32 posted on 01/20/2014 11:01:52 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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To: onyx

Now that is an arrogant statement which ensures that not only will I vote for McDaniel, but will do my level best to make sure everyone I come into contact does so also. So Barbour thinks McDaniel “deserves” to lose, merely for having the audacity to challenge an incumbent who has not represented the constituents who voted for him? We know they think that way, but it’s unbelievable that someone usually as politically acute as Barbour would come eight and say it. Mississippians are known for their defiance and oppositional attitude, and I will make sure that everyone I meet knows Barbour said this, because it will make a lot of folks vote for McDaniel just to show Barbour.


33 posted on 01/20/2014 11:19:16 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: onyx

Thanks......

Indeed some primaries will be very interesting and some begin very shortly.
Example in Texas early voting begins on Feb. 18, just 28 days hence.


34 posted on 01/20/2014 11:20:36 AM PST by deport
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To: onyx

Former Dem trying to beat current Dem...we lose either way


35 posted on 01/20/2014 11:48:23 AM PST by trustnooneever
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To: mrsmel
Thank you so much, and that statement really irked me too!
Please also see and comment on this wonderful article!
Chris McDaniel is a getting a lot of great press today!!!
36 posted on 01/20/2014 11:49:46 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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To: trustnooneever

GO away. You are dead bang wrong.


37 posted on 01/20/2014 11:53:29 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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To: fieldmarshaldj; onyx

I think this is the conservative challenge with the best chance of success.


38 posted on 01/20/2014 2:00:47 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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I think this is the conservative challenge with the best chance of success.

I so pray and happen to think you're right about his chances.

I can tell you that he's sure trying his level best!

He's making the rounds at small gatherings; spending his time talking to folks.

IMHO, this how elections are won.

39 posted on 01/20/2014 2:11:33 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: onyx
Good grief! All this time I've 'known' you on FR, and I never realized you were a Mississippi gal!! I was born and raised there, and hope to return in the near future! Freep Mail me and let me know where you live! I have family on the Coast, in Hattiesburg, Jackson, and Hernando.

My b-i-l, who is a priest in the Biloxi diocese, keeps me up to date on MS politics, and he'd mentioned a primary challenge to Thud Cochran, but I hadn't paid attention to the name.

40 posted on 01/20/2014 3:32:23 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: onyx
Barbour, meanwhile, is not a fan. “I think he will get his head handed to him, and that will be what he deserves,” the former governor, now a lobbyist, said of Chris McDaniel before he announced his primary bid.

What's ironic is that Haley came into the public eye by doing exactly what Chris McDaniel is doing, challenging a long time sitting Senator in a primary. ;o)

41 posted on 01/20/2014 3:37:06 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Imagine that! Good ole hypocrite Haley!
42 posted on 01/20/2014 3:42:38 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: SuziQ

OKay, will do.
Thanks so much, SuziQ!!!


43 posted on 01/20/2014 3:43:29 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: onyx

What hurts the most is the lack of knowledge of the people of MS, who for years voted for Eastland and Stennis without any reservation at all. And Cochran has been around nearly as long as Stennis, probably longer than Eastland. People in MS know nothing of Cochran’s real record.


44 posted on 01/20/2014 6:13:43 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: SuziQ

No, Barbour ran against Stennis in 1982 in the general election and fared poorly. MS people like incumbency.


45 posted on 01/20/2014 6:14:51 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: onyx

Haley look like a mad ol’ catfish, doesn’t he? Pitiful


46 posted on 01/20/2014 8:00:08 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: onyx

Great photo!


47 posted on 01/20/2014 8:04:52 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Theodore R.

LOLOL.
Yeah.


48 posted on 01/20/2014 8:06:49 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: man_in_tx

Smiling!
Thanks so much, dearest you.


49 posted on 01/20/2014 8:07:44 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: onyx

Sounds just like what we’d expect ‘ol “Backstabbin” Barbour to say.


50 posted on 01/20/2014 8:12:10 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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