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POLL: Tea Party's McDaniel Leads Cochran 43-39
Breitbart ^ | 19 May 2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/19/2014 9:56:34 AM PDT by mandaladon

A new Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll shows that six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is slightly trailing his Tea Party challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel just a couple weeks from election day in Mississippi. The election is on June 3.

The poll, conducted by pollster Kellyanne Conway of the Polling Company, Inc., found that McDaniel is beating Cochran 43 percent to 39 percent, respectively. A third candidate, Tom Carey, has 3 percent of voters according to the poll, and 12 percent of voters are undecided.

Conway’s firm conducted the poll between May 14 and May 15, and it surveyed 505 likely Republican primary voters in Mississippi. The poll has a 4.4 percent margin of error, meaning McDaniel’s lead is so narrow it’s just inside the margin of error according to this data.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: teaparty
Good news!
1 posted on 05/19/2014 9:56:34 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

If Cochrane loses this, look for him to support the democrat in November, a la Mike Castle.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 10:02:34 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

“If Cochrane loses this, look for him to support the democrat in November, a la Mike Castle.”

And John Warner, and Richard Lugar, and Dede Scozzafava.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 10:16:12 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: mandaladon

Mitch McConnell: “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”


4 posted on 05/19/2014 10:22:12 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

“...And John Warner, and Richard Lugar, and Dede Scozzafava.”
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And from my former Maryland Congressional District 1, the uber-RINO Wayne Gilchrest who was defeated by a Tea Party candidate (before there was a Tea Party) in the 2008 primary after 18 years of not representing his base. Of course, he also turned around and supported the Democrat in the race as is the RINO pattern.

Wayne Gilchrest is now, happily for me, a HAS BEEN.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 10:22:28 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: mandaladon

It is good news indeed-—and explains the coordinated hit pieces (trying to cook up a “nursing home gate”) on McDaniel undertaken by the NRSC and various other GOPe RINO operatives.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 10:24:37 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: mandaladon

Great news. Cochran will be retired and join his wife in the nursing home.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 10:24:50 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: House Atreides; cotton1706; DPMD
... castle, warner, lugar, scozzafava, gilchrest ...

crist, specter ...

8 posted on 05/19/2014 10:26:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Sasse was the first. McDaniel will be the second.
So, the Gobbler has already been proved wrong.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 10:26:15 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: mandaladon

I can’t wait to vote of Chris McDaniel three Tuesdays from now.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 10:26:16 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: mandaladon

This is news but as of today McDaniel’s lead is dropping like a Lead Zeppelin. McDaniel’s Tea Party idiot has handed the election back to Cochran with the news of this nursing home pictures of Cochran’s wife. McDaniel needed to come clean quickly but tried the politician’s way out and acted like he didn’t know...and there is no way he didn’t for three days prior to being asked about the incident.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 10:32:36 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

https://www.google.com/#q=senator+thad+cochran+wife


12 posted on 05/19/2014 10:34:20 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: tennmountainman

And TW Shannon should be the third in OK on June 24th.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 10:35:45 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: billhilly

This may be the shortest celebration on record.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 10:36:52 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: DPMD

Agree and immigration in lame duck secession. We will have it passed in lame duck Congress….Thad is a liberals pure and simple…..but not sue Chris Mc. is any better.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 10:48:30 AM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: WKB

Ping!


16 posted on 05/19/2014 10:58:07 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: mandaladon

It’s up to McDaniel now, to run a winning campaign. The problem a lot of the failed candidates have had is that they aren’t real constitutional conservatives, and faltered when trying to articulate the message they didn’t really believe.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 11:02:41 AM PDT by grania
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To: vetvetdoug

This is a Madison County Detention Center booking photograph taken Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Canton, Miss., of Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, of Pearl, who was arrested Friday by Madison Police
and charged with a felony, exploitation of a vulnerable adult, after allegedly going into
a nursing home and photographing Rose Cochran, 72, the bedridden wife of Republican
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of a video.

18 posted on 05/19/2014 11:08:33 AM PDT by deport
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To: vetvetdoug

Something about this whole episode smells fishy...a week ago, the big headline was Thad Cochran’s living arrangements with his long-time personal assistant. Seems that Thad rents an apartment from her in D.C., and she has accompanied him on numerous trips overseas. The personal relationship apparently began after Mrs. Cochran was placed in a nursing home some years ago after being diagnosed with dementia.

Then, just a couple of news cycles later, we have this nut sneaking into the nursing facility to photograph Mrs. Cochran, and lo and behold, the narrative changes. Cochran gets a wave of sympathy and it may be just enough to put him over the top in the primary.

To be sure, there are plenty of loons in any movement, but this all seems a little convenient. How did this guy get into the facility in the first place? My late mother-in-law spent the last eight years of her life in a nursing home. Visitors had to be “buzzed” into the wing by on-duty staff at the nurses station. Then, you had to sign in at the nurses desk, and your name had to be on the list of approved visitors. If you weren’t, the nursing staff contacted my mother-in-law’s legal guardian and if she didn’t know who the visitor was, admission was denied.

I realize that all nursing homes have different levels of security and entry procedures, but it’s hard to imagine someone the staff had never seen before being allowed to waltz into her room and start videotaping their most “famous” resident. But they were alert enough to call the cops once the taping was discovered.

If McDaniel (or anyone with his campaign) had any connection to this incident, they will go down as the biggest idiots in the history of American politics. But how was videotaping Mrs. Cochran going to benefit McDaniel? On the other hand, how does this benefit Thad Cochran? Answer that question and you may discover who was really behind this entire, sorry episode.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 11:31:07 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: deport

Who paid this greasball to sabotage McDaniel? Someone with a lot of money to cover his arrest and eventual civil suit against him.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT by soycd
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To: vetvetdoug

“This is news but as of today McDaniel’s lead is dropping like a Lead Zeppelin. McDaniel’s Tea Party idiot has handed the election back to Cochran with the news of this nursing home pictures of Cochran’s wife. McDaniel needed to come clean quickly but tried the politician’s way out and acted like he didn’t know...and there is no way he didn’t for three days prior to being asked about the incident.”
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Ahh...you’ve obviously been drinking too much of the kool-aid the NRSC, the GOPe and their mainstream media allies put out. What flavor was the kool-aid you drank?


21 posted on 05/19/2014 11:42:10 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: billhilly

This may be the shortest celebration on record.
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Still engaging in wishful thinking?


22 posted on 05/19/2014 11:43:54 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: vetvetdoug

how do you know what McDaniel “knew”? were you there with him in Miss.?


23 posted on 05/19/2014 11:47:05 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: mandaladon

I am Very Happy about this.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 11:48:47 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: soycd

check the alibis of haley barbour and his sons...


25 posted on 05/19/2014 11:49:24 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
check the alibis of haley barbour and his sons...

Hmmm. Yes, the timing of this and its immediate notoriety in the press smells. The Barbour machine has many reasons to prop up tHad (Enough?) ...

1. Cochran gives Barbour no-bid contracts with Katrina disaster money intended for Mississippians,
2. Barbour gives cronies and family members access to federal contracts.
3. Barbour gives Motorola control over the states radio network,
4. Motorola now wants $13 million more to make the system workable,
5. Barbour registers as a lobbyist for Motorola after leaving office,
6. Barbour is raising millions to keep Cochran in office.

26 posted on 05/19/2014 12:03:11 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Please post those links to the mcdaniel/cochran threads. And make note that cochran’s campaign is led by haley’s nephew.

thx!


27 posted on 05/19/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: mandaladon

Way too close. Spread it out!


28 posted on 05/19/2014 3:12:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

The news reported that McDaniel’s people had been trying to get in touch with Cochran’s about this issue since Wednesday. McDaniel was asked Saturday am what he thought about the incident and he said he didn’t know about it. Something is amiss. Still, this is hurting McDaniel. No, I’m not drinking the cool aid but McDaniel has fallen into a fly trap.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 4:52:22 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: mandaladon; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Ping


30 posted on 05/19/2014 5:31:26 PM PDT by WKB
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To: cotton1706; DPMD; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; InterceptPoint; randita; ...

I doubt Cochrane would follow the example of former House members Wayne Gilcrest (MD) and Joe Schwarz (MI) who endorsed rats after losing their primaries in 2008 and 2006 respectively.

Lugar did not endorse the democrat, he eventually offered lukewarm support to Mourdock IIRC.

John Warner is also an in-apt example since he did not lose, he retired in 2008. He’s a true SOB though since he’s supporting Mark Warner this year, even though Mark Warner’s foe is no tea party conservative, and he probably voted for him in 2008, over a fellow RINO! He’s gone round the bend.

A non-incumbent example is State Sen Harri Anne Smith of Alabama, after losing the GOP primary for Congress in 2008 she endorsed rat Bobby Bright (who won) due to sour grapes. Since the Alabama GOP doesn’t have it’s head up it’s ass like some others they kicked her out of the party for it. Unfortunately she was reelected State Senator as an Independent with rat support. Her seat is up again this year.

Anway, these polls (2 showing McDaniel leading) are good news.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 10:07:12 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: vetvetdoug

“...McDaniel has fallen into a fly trap.”
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ahh....only in the fantasies that arise from your wishful thinking.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 10:36:56 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Impy

“...Lugar did not endorse the democrat, he eventually offered lukewarm support to Mourdock IIRC....”
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But he does support the DimocRAT Nunn in this year’s Georgia Senatorial election. It’s just as well that this duplicitous creature is gone from the caucus.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 10:39:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: vetvetdoug; WKB

Doesn’t anyone care that Cochran lives in his travel companion’s/aide’s basement, uses her address as his permanent address, and spends most of his time in DC?

Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 05/19/2014 11:34:59 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM ~ Lancey Howard ~ Gonzo ~ JeanS ~ abigail2)
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To: billhilly

Hey! It’s so good to see your nic!

I’m fortunate to be spending more time in your neck of the woods in a house on a lake!

Hope you are well! ;-)


35 posted on 05/19/2014 11:37:47 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM ~ Lancey Howard ~ Gonzo ~ JeanS ~ abigail2)
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To: Impy

I mentioned Warner and Lugar because they endorsed democrats THIS year. Warner has endorsed Mark Warner instead of the Establisment Republican! And Lugar endorsed Nunn in Georgia. When push comes to shove, these types would rather the democrat than a conservative. And yet they are NEVER accused of “preventing a republican majority” as conservatives are for daring to challenge moderate incumbents.


36 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:31 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706; House Atreides; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; ...

I hadn’t heard he endorsed spawn of Nunn. That SOB. Typical.

I think no Republican in Congress should socialize with democrat members under any circumstances or “work with them” unless absolutely necessary. It leads to unsavory personal friendships which often result in the Republican endorsing the democrat (or their kid apparently) but NEVER the reverse.

Look at what being friendly with the rats has done to previously solid conservative Tom Coburn.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 5:17:18 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; cotton1706; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs

“Look at what being friendly with the rats has done to previously solid conservative Tom Coburn.”

I’ve posted this several times: “Conservatives” tend veer left, but the leftists basically never veer right.


38 posted on 05/20/2014 5:50:12 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: Yosemitest

My wife, sister-in-law and I voted absentee Friday.


39 posted on 05/20/2014 6:50:05 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Hi> It’s good to see you too. Send me an freemail and let me know how you are doing.


40 posted on 05/20/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; cotton1706; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; ...
RE :”I’ve posted this several times: “Conservatives” tend veer left, but the leftists basically never veer right.”

Because the population is growing more and more liberal as the years go on, however most of them only vote in POTUS elections.

Many times I hear Levin claim that Reagan winning a landslide ~ 30 years ago still shows that most Americans are uber-conservative now 30 years later but have not been voting for 30 years, waiting for a candidate like Reagan was his first term, his first term, even NY and MA.

But more realistically last week Rush pointed out the fact that the left can get people fired or take away their NBA team for politically incorrect remarks shows that they (the left) are growing stronger. They are growing stronger Rush because the population is moving left.

Liberal judges didn't force same sex marriages on states in the 1990s and 2000s because they were scared of a voter backlash, but they are scared no more, they only get praise for it now.

41 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: dixiechick2000

“...Doesn’t anyone care that Cochran lives in his travel companion’s/aide’s basement, uses her address as his permanent address, and spends most of his time in DC?...”
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Well, he does use her address as his permanent address and he lives at that address...but I suspect that he likely does not live IN THE BASEMENT, but instead lives UPSTAIRS.

House wasn’t born yesterday.


42 posted on 05/20/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: sickoflibs; All

Fantastic, spot-on analysis. Well done!


43 posted on 05/20/2014 9:13:41 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: dixiechick2000

For kicks, do a google image search for:

Mrs. Thad Cochran

Mrs. Roger Wicker

Mrs. Bill Clinton

Which ones of those returns pictures of the wife, and which of those searches returns only pictures of the ‘executive assistant’?

When this FIRST broke I thought the hullabaloo was about Thad’s mother in a home. I distinctly remembered seeing him with a well put together older woman in evening gear in some political article about him from a few years ago. When the scandal said something about her having been in a home since 2000 I was confused. So I did a search for Mrs. Thad Cochran. And found the pic I was thinking of. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that was NOT, in fact, Mrs. Thad Cochran in the picture...


44 posted on 05/20/2014 9:54:07 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: duffee

I thought about absentee voting, but I want to see how small/large the turn-out will be when I vote AGAINST “ObamaCare Enabler”, Thad Cochran .


45 posted on 05/20/2014 10:23:39 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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