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Top Political Forecaster Stuart Rothenberg: Thad Cochran in 'Deep Trouble'
breitbart.com ^ | 4/1/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 04/02/2014 5:01:45 AM PDT by cotton1706

One of the nation's top political forecasters declared Tuesday that six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is in "deep trouble" against conservative challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel in this year's Mississippi GOP senate primary on June 3.

Stuart Rothenberg wrote in Roll Call that McDaniel actually has "the best chance of any anti-establishment Senate hopeful to knock off an incumbent, and the defeat of six-term Senate veteran Thad Cochran would send shock waves through both the national media and the Republican Party."

"Cochran, 76, is in trouble – in deep trouble – primarily because of changes in the Republican Party," Rothenberg declared. "But it’s also true that the senator, and his campaign, didn’t start his re-election effort where they needed to be."

On at least two separate occassions, Cochran, who reportedly wanted to retire but was convinced to run for another term so he could potentially chair the Senate's Appropriations Committee, has admitted that he was unfamiliar with the Tea Party movement. Rothenberg reported that Cochran, who has not had a competitive primary battle, is "rusty," "has no real organization," and has "lost touch over the years."

Rothenberg, who runs the influential and nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report, also wrote that when Cochran was first elected to Congress, "members were expected to 'bring home the bacon' to their districts or states like Southern Democrats did." That is exactly what Cochran has done, as he has become known as one of Washington's top appropriators who has worked across the aisle for more government spending even if that meant racking up more debt for the country.

Breitbart News has reported that "Cochran has voted on at least 11 occasions to raise the debt ceiling by at least $7.7 trillion over the past 24 years"

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; elections; mississippi; stuartrothenberg; thadcochran

1 posted on 04/02/2014 5:01:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Good. He should be in trouble.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 5:03:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: cotton1706

It’s open season on RINOS in the United States.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 5:04:52 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: cotton1706

You know, it is too damn bad it had to come to this....but if these Rs do not LISTEN they fully deserve to be primaried OUT of office.

I would have LOVED to have O’Donnell or Murdouck in the Senate for Delaware and Indiana.....Even though they lost those races, they DID help remove a couple of liberal Republicans from maintaining power.

Short term pain for long term gain.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 5:08:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cotton1706

Some anti-Thad signs popped-up for the first time in my town last week. I can’t remember the exact wording, but they have a little rhino silhouette at the bottom. I’ve been seeing McDaniel signs and bumper sticker for weeks. So far I haven’t seen a single Cochran sign or bumper sticker.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 5:11:06 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: cotton1706

To bad isn’t Aunt lindsey that is in trouble instead.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 5:13:35 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

The man is in his 70’s. He should be doing something else.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 5:14:52 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Absolutely. Kick all these lifers out of Congress.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I would have LOVED to have O’Donnell or Murdouck in the Senate for Delaware and Indiana.....Even though they lost those races, they DID help remove a couple of liberal Republicans from maintaining power.

Short term pain for long term gain.”

You’re exactly right! Mike Castle of Delaware would have been Arlen Specter’s replacement in the Senate. Specter out, Castle in, Establishment happy! The democrat in that seat is voting exactly as Castle would have, as Specter did. The only reason they wanted Castle is because he had an “r” next to his name and would give McConnell and his committee chairmen power.

The same in Indiana. Richard Lugar refused to endorse Mourdock, who won fair and square in the primary, and is THIS YEAR endorsing the democrat senate candidate in Georgia.

The attitude of these types is “if we can’t be in power, we want the democrats to rule! We must stop the conservatvies!”


9 posted on 04/02/2014 5:17:20 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706; Paine in the Neck
"Cochran, 76, is in trouble – in deep trouble ...

Ya Think?! tHAD enough?! Which of these two gets your vote?

          Damn that Haley Barber; I told him I don't like tea and he's making me go to a tea party?!                                                I'm Chris McDaniel ... and I approve of this message.

10 posted on 04/02/2014 5:17:26 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like a Republican version of Robert Byrd, only Byrd was probably much more intelligent(Klan membership aside).


11 posted on 04/02/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: amnestynone

I think Lindsey is in some trouble…..especially the way the SC system requires 50% in round one…..he’ll have a hard time getting to that.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 5:38:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706
Six terms. Good grief.
13 posted on 04/02/2014 5:39:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

That he is in his 70’s is not a good reason for him to go. The fact that he has 6 terms there is the reason. Enough is enough.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 5:41:42 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: cotton1706

Good.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 5:43:36 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cotton1706

When is Mitch McConnel’s primary?

That’s one I will DRIVE THERE to help campaign against


16 posted on 04/02/2014 5:47:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: cotton1706

Yeah that’s how they operate and sometimes it’s worse than sour grapes.

The retired GOP senator, John Warner, is backing Mark Warner over Gillespie.

And the sitting GOP senator, Mark Kirk, is making nice with Durbin rather than backing the GOP candidate.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Mr. K

May 20th


18 posted on 04/02/2014 5:48:38 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Oh, let’s not forget Murkowski. Lost in the primary, then ran against the GOP nominee as a write-in candidate.

Ugh. The list is just endless.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 5:49:26 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: onyx; WKB; wardaddy

Ping.

There was a big ‘retire thad’ sign at the Wesson exit on I55.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 5:51:53 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

The first RINO of the season.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 5:53:08 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: cotton1706

Some of these GOPe candidates will trash good Americans (Tea Party people) to win a primary then find themselves without a sufficient base of support in the November election. They are greatly weakening their support as the insult conservative voters year after year while accomplishing nothing positive.

I can appreciate that a Senator or Representative sits in his office and receives an endless string of requests for support on votes and money for this and that. That is the nature of their job. However, there is no excuse for their bile and insults directed toward the citizens who have to pay for their generosity. They force me to give them my money, they cannot have my vote.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 5:55:24 AM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: iacovatx

Retire this RINO bum. Six terms...good grief.


23 posted on 04/02/2014 6:00:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cotton1706

“...would send shock waves through both the national media ...”

Wrong.

The national media would not be shocked. They would actually celebrate the “divisive nature of the Tea Party” and “the civil war among the Republicans, currently raging out of control” and “the current display of a party without leadership” that “threatens to extinguish any GOP effort to retake the Senate”.

MSNBCABCCBSCNNHLN would discuss little else before the 2014 elections.

Well, CNN might be hard pressed to give up their coverage of the MH370 disappearance...


24 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: SoFloFreeper
On at least two separate occassions, Cochran, who reportedly wanted to retire but was convinced to run for another term so he could potentially chair the Senate's Appropriations Committee, has admitted that he was unfamiliar with the Tea Party movement. Rothenberg reported that Cochran, who has not had a competitive primary battle, is “rusty,” “has no real organization,” and has “lost touch over the years.”

That's exactly the type of senator the rinos want. They want them to be out of touch, unthinking, just do as your told. My unorganized, rusty, and out of touch senator, Mike Johannes, will soon be replaced by Ben Sasse. His website reads like Ted Cruz wrote it, combative, yet doors open to those who are courageous enough to join him in the fight. Not perfect, but SO much better than we have had in years. I don't know why some Nebraska candidates are so open to corrupt thinking or non combative. Chuck Hagel for example, God forgive us!
25 posted on 04/02/2014 6:17:57 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: cotton1706; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

tHAd enough ping


26 posted on 04/02/2014 6:26:26 AM PDT by WKB
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To: amnestynone

He is..he’s below 50%...


27 posted on 04/02/2014 6:27:47 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: certrtwngnut; DIRTYSECRET
Thad was going to retire; he'd barely raised any money. When McDaneil announced, one of the first things he said was that he "wasn't committed to voting for Mitch McConnell for Majority Leader."

That did it. McConnell supposedly begged Cochran to run, promised him all the $$ he would need. Thad said yes...stupidly so, I trust.

28 posted on 04/02/2014 6:31:49 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: dowcaet

No, it’s open season on “six-term incumbents”

Drain the swamp, baby.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 6:54:34 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: cotton1706

ping


30 posted on 04/02/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Black Agnes; WKB; y'all

GREAT NEWS!

I have McDaniel yard signs if anyone lives in my area!

They’re going fast!


31 posted on 04/02/2014 8:27:10 AM PDT 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: Walrus

Amen brother. Lord knows that swamp in DC has a ton of donkeys and rinos that need to be sent packing.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 8:50:33 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet
Lord knows that swamp in DC has a ton of donkeys and rinos that need to be sent packing.

Washingtonians (doesn't matter if there's a D or an R after their names) think they're the Morlocks, and flyover country is the Eloi.

33 posted on 04/02/2014 8:56:04 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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