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Mississippi Senate race attracting big money
livingstondaily.com ^ | 2/16/14

Posted on 02/17/2014 6:19:06 AM PST by cotton1706

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran raised $500,000 for his re-election over the last month during a statewide tour that included stops in Jackson, Oxford and Gulfport, his campaign said.

Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Cochran’s top GOP challenger, also is traveling across the state and hopes to raise at least a total $2 million during his campaign.

“This is going to be a statewide grass-roots effort,” said Noel Fritsch, a spokesman for McDaniel’s campaign.

The fundraising battle is intensifying as the candidates travel the state urging voters and groups to open their wallets.

But much of the spending on the closely watched race is expected to come from political action committees called super PACs that can raise unlimited amounts to run ads opposing or supporting individual candidates.

Those super PACs, including the Senate Conservatives Fund and the state-based Mississippi Conservatives, are expected to spend millions on what political experts say will be one of the country’s most competitive Senate primaries.

Whoever wins the June GOP primary, they say, likely will win the seat in the mostly Republican state.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:19:06 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Politics takes money. The Republic is in peril. The Founders pledged "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor". What can we do?

Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:23:08 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: cotton1706

I wish MS people could put aside their persistent love of incumbency and bounce “moderate” Thad this time.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:24:44 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.
I wish MS people could put aside their persistent love of incumbency and bounce “moderate” Thad this time.

A couple years ago, we put Steven Palazzo in. Add that to having a lot of support for Governor Bryant and I have high hopes that Thad will go the way of Trent.

4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:51:04 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

Trent Lott would have been voted out had he not retired.

Cochran will be voted out.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 7:14:57 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

Your lips to God’s ears...


6 posted on 02/17/2014 8:36:00 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: onyx; WKB; wardaddy; LibLieSlayer

Ping.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 8:37:19 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Theodore R.

Like those people in AZ who’ve elected the fossil McCain for decades?

Or those who elect Boehner and McConnell and all the rest of the dinosaurs in DC?

MA elected teddy till he DIED.

What state do you live in BTW? Any 2nd or 3rd termers there?


8 posted on 02/17/2014 8:38:40 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Mississippi ping


9 posted on 02/17/2014 9:40:02 AM PST by WKB
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To: WKB

When I think of Thad, I can’t help but think of Jon Hinson. I just looked up Hinson and saw that he died of AIDS. I don’t remember reading about his death, but it could just be one of the many things I have forgotten.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 10:20:19 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Black Agnes

Yes, TX is pondering the fate of two-termer John Cornball.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 7:36:15 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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