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GOP Insurgent Threatens Mississippi's Sen. Cochran in Primary
NEWSMAX ^ | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 11:45 AM | By John Gizzi

Posted on 01/20/2014 10:40:47 AM PST by onyx



GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is facing a spirited challenge from the tea party wing of the party as he seeks a seventh term, with his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, citing the senator's voting record as his reason for running.

"I am running primarily because of [Cochran’s] inability to follow constitutional constraints — on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," McDaniel told Newsmax, citing the senator's vote last year to re-open the government with a resolution that included funding Obamacare.

Although more Republican senators supported the measure than opposed it, McDaniel said that he "would have stood with" GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania "who voted no, and fought that fight."

With less than five months to go before the June 3 Republican U.S. Senate primary in Mississippi, recent polls of likely GOP voters show McDaniel within striking distance of Cochran, who, is the second most senior Republican in the Senate.

As Newsmax reported in December, a Gravis Poll conducted with the conservative website Human Events showed startling results: McDaniel and Cochran in a tie, with 40 percent each.

This poll came less than a month after a Public Policy Polling survey found Cochran, 76, leading McDaniel by an unimpressive margin of 44 percent to 38 percent among likely primary voters, with PPP saying "much of that lead is attributable to his higher name recognition."

Based on these results, the 41-year-old McDaniel is in the strongest position of any of the five insurgents running in primaries to unseat Republican senators in 2014.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; mississippi; thadcochran; ussenate
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He's just like Senators Cruz and Lee! PLEASE Support Chris McDaniel!
1 posted on 01/20/2014 10:40:47 AM PST by onyx
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; LibLieSlayer; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Magnolia State Ping!
WOW! Chris McDaniel is getting a lot of GREAT press today!!!

2 posted on 01/20/2014 10:43:23 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

Just last week’s vote tells Mississippians that our Senators are self serving Democrats in Republican outfits. Both Wicker and Cochran have so many ties to Scruggs and the criminals its sickening.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 10:44:02 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: onyx

Can’t vote for him! He’s an “insurgent”!!! Thats dangerous!


4 posted on 01/20/2014 10:46:09 AM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: vetvetdoug

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Scruggs


5 posted on 01/20/2014 10:46:33 AM PST by abb
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To: vetvetdoug

So good to see you, vetvetdoug!!

You’re right, of course and I remain absolutely disgusted with Wicker’s vote!


6 posted on 01/20/2014 10:46:41 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

Some of his rhetoric sounds a bit like we express things at FR. I wonder if Chris McDanial is a freeper.


7 posted on 01/20/2014 10:46:53 AM PST by grania
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To: onyx

Rally Tea Party! Support one of our own in his fight against the Old Boy GOP. Let this be the first of many blows to restore the conservative party of Ronald Reagan—Lets win this one for the Gipper! Go Chris McDaniel!


8 posted on 01/20/2014 10:47:39 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: onyx

Chris McDaniel BUMP!

He sounds like another Cruz and Lee to me.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 10:49:18 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: onyx

76?

No disrespect but time for new blood and ideas.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 10:57:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: grania
When I met him at my small city's local TEA Party meeting last month, he knew all about FReepers!!!!
We must try our level best to elect this true TEA Party, CONSTITUTONAL, Patriot!!!!


Our next U.S. Senator from Mississippi, currently State Senator Chris McDaniel and yours truly.
Chris Mc Daniel 2014

11 posted on 01/20/2014 10:58:27 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: jazusamo

He is, for sure!
I met him in person!!!


12 posted on 01/20/2014 10:59:51 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: NormsRevenge

Exactly so.
Retire, old fossil.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 11:00:34 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

I am going to vote for him early and often!


14 posted on 01/20/2014 11:01:24 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
LOLOL.
You'll need several ID's.



Voter ID law will be in effect for June 2014 primaries
15 posted on 01/20/2014 11:04:06 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
When I met him at my small city's local TEA Party meeting last month, he knew all about FReepers!!!!

Great to hear and that's a really nice photo, my FRiend!

16 posted on 01/20/2014 11:05:39 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: onyx

“He’s just like Senators Cruz and Lee! PLEASE Support Chris McDaniel!”
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He is indeed. Plus he’s got the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement, so he’s passed their thorough vetting process.

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/endorsements


17 posted on 01/20/2014 11:05:42 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: onyx
He's just like Senators Cruz and Lee!

The Liberal beatings due to begin any time now.

18 posted on 01/20/2014 11:05:53 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: House Atreides
B T T T ! ! ! ©

Thank you so much!
19 posted on 01/20/2014 11:09:19 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: YHAOS

Oh yeah. Cochran and his DC thug machine are “worried.”


20 posted on 01/20/2014 11:10:02 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: jazusamo

Thanks so much!
He’s a big guy, too!


21 posted on 01/20/2014 11:10:55 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 job Onyx!


22 posted on 01/20/2014 11:10:56 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: onyx

It’s tough to let go of all that power, prestige, perks, pay-offs and -backs..


23 posted on 01/20/2014 11:11:31 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: onyx

Great pic. Nice to put a face with the name. Can’t vote for McDaniel but have some neighbors with family still in Mississippi and gave them a shout out. Also sent McDaniel a few bucks. Wish I could do more but...


24 posted on 01/20/2014 11:12:58 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: onyx
There's that blond again!
25 posted on 01/20/2014 11:13:45 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: House Atreides; onyx

“He’s just like Senators Cruz and Lee! PLEASE Support Chris McDaniel!”
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He is indeed. Plus he’s got the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement, so he’s passed their thorough vetting process.

Sending a little something to support Chris, now!


26 posted on 01/20/2014 11:14:52 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thank you so much, dearest SoConPubbie!
I know Cruz and Lee are for him, but likely won’t endorse, but I fully expect Sarah Palin will endorse him.


27 posted on 01/20/2014 11:15:39 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: NormsRevenge
It’s tough to let go of all that power, prestige, perks, pay-offs and -backs..

You're right!

THAD ENOUGH!

Over 40 years in DC!!!!!!

28 posted on 01/20/2014 11:17:01 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: Jane Long; LibLieSlayer
He is indeed. Plus he’s got the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement, so he’s passed their thorough vetting process.
Sending a little something to support Chris, now!

WOW!
Thank you so much, dearest Jane long!!!!

29 posted on 01/20/2014 11:18:39 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

The 41 year old challenger was born AFTER the incumbent’s arrival in DC. No matter who or how nice that guy is, it’s time for him to go.


30 posted on 01/20/2014 11:22:05 AM PST by lurk
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To: Grams A; LibLieSlayer
Great pic. Nice to put a face with the name. Can’t vote for McDaniel but have some neighbors with family still in Mississippi and gave them a shout out. Also sent McDaniel a few bucks. Wish I could do more but...

Votes and a Donation!
WOW!
Thank you so much, dearest Grams A!!!
I just know we can get this good, decent Constitutional American Patriot elected!

31 posted on 01/20/2014 11:23:01 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: lurk
The 41 year old challenger was born AFTER the incumbent’s arrival in DC. No matter who or how nice that guy is, it’s time for him to go.

Amen!

32 posted on 01/20/2014 11:23:41 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

“Retire, old fossil.”

Exactly! We cannot change Washington D.C. by reelecting the same old fossils who believe they are entitled to office for life (I can’t really blame them for that since we keep sending them back). We have a de facto aristocracy, and it’s time to send it packing! (Political) revolution is brewing!


33 posted on 01/20/2014 11:23:44 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Rally Tea Party! Support one of our own in his fight against the Old Boy GOP. Let this be the first of many blows to restore the conservative party of Ronald Reagan—Lets win this one for the Gipper! Go Chris McDaniel!

Amen!

Thank you so much, Forward the Light Brigade!!!!

34 posted on 01/20/2014 11:25:13 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: The Cajun
There's that blond again!

Yep, I get around ... a little .... but only for very good causes.

35 posted on 01/20/2014 11:26:25 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: CitizenUSA
Exactly! We cannot change Washington D.C. by reelecting the same old fossils who believe they are entitled to office for life (I can’t really blame them for that since we keep sending them back). We have a de facto aristocracy, and it’s time to send it packing! (Political) revolution is brewing!

You're right!


36 posted on 01/20/2014 11:28:55 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

That’s the kind of person we need in the Congress


37 posted on 01/20/2014 11:32:23 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: grania

if he is, lets not out him until after the election

probably would be some things the media will take out of context


38 posted on 01/20/2014 11:33:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Most definitely!
He’s articulate and absolutely personable.
Completely down to earth.
I would be willing to attest to his honesty 6 days a week and twice on Sunday.


39 posted on 01/20/2014 11:41:10 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; Jane Long

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 01/20/2014 11:42:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx; Grams A

Yeeeeehiiiiiiiii! Thank you so very much!


41 posted on 01/20/2014 11:43:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

Questions about Mississippi election laws for those that know.

Does MS have a “sore loser” law?

Does MS have open primaries?

Does MS have a runoff format in primaries?


42 posted on 01/20/2014 11:52:20 AM PST by Tailback
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To: vetvetdoug

The same with Georgia’s senators and governors. When we wrested control from Democrats I celebrated, then it turned out that Democrats just followed the wave and changed their party affiliation but not their corrupt good ol’boy ways.

Fortunately, Chambliss isn’t running this year. Maybe, he felt the heat and thought a TEA party primary candidate might take him down.


43 posted on 01/20/2014 11:56:22 AM PST by bahits
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To: Tailback
Our 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

44 posted on 01/20/2014 11:58:28 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

All of these career politicians-dem and Repub need to be voted out ASAP. I’m voting against all. Time for new conservatives that are true conservatives.


45 posted on 01/20/2014 12:06:34 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Rally Tea Party!

When are we starting the rallies again for real? It was so great in 2008 and since then the Tea Party has been quiet except as individuals. I know we don’t have a leader and don’t want one but I just remember the excitement of 2008.


46 posted on 01/20/2014 12:07:24 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: onyx

The old fossils are just as responsible for the state our country is in as the liberal democrats.


47 posted on 01/20/2014 12:08:15 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl
All of these career politicians-dem and Repub need to be voted out ASAP. I’m voting against all. Time for new conservatives that are true conservatives.

I concur!

God bless and keep you.

48 posted on 01/20/2014 12:11:47 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

Mc Daniel sounds like real deal....go for it Mississippi


49 posted on 01/20/2014 12:25:52 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Thank you so much!
He is the real deal!


50 posted on 01/20/2014 12:26:40 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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