Skip to comments.Tea party makes its last stand in Mississippi, targeting longtime Sen. Thad Cochran
Posted on 05/22/2014 8:32:55 AM PDT by Kenny
After a string of humiliating defeats in Republican primaries this spring, the tea partys last best hope to oust an incumbent lawmaker is in Mississippi.
At first glance, the deeply conservative states Senate primary race seems ripe for an upset. Sen. Thad Cochran has served in Washington for as long as his 41-year-old challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, has been alive. A proud and prolific earmarker when senators were freer to send pork to their states, Cochran personifies the kind of free-spending Beltway broker that grassroots conservative voters have often revolted against.
Senate hopeful Alison L. Grimes (D) suggests McConnells net worth quadrupled because he voted for pay raises.
Yet McDaniel has failed to put the contest away, even as Tea Party-aligned groups are pouring money into Mississippi to deny Cochran a seventh term. The insurgent has made a series of tactical errors, while Cochran and his establishment allies well-funded and prepared for combat have been eviscerating McDaniel on the airwaves.
The race has also been roiled over the past week by a bizarre incident in which a pro-McDaniel blogger was arrested for taking an illicit photo of Cochrans bedridden wife, Rose, who has dementia and lives in a nursing home.
There are few reliable public polls in Mississippi. Strategists in the state say the race has been close, with Cochran enjoying a slight advantage, although they sensed that McDaniel had been gaining steam before the nursing home episode.
Conservative groups still searching for their first victory in knocking off an entrenched incumbent this year are doubling down to prop up McDaniel in the run-up to the June 3 primary.
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Does anyone know what Chris has done to refute this? I think it's a mistake to try and ignore it as this is the kind of dirty politics that GOPe win with.
Last stand? LOL
“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
But...but... the MSM and Dems like Debbie Wasserman Sergeant-Schultz, said that the Tea Party had become and absorbed the GOP - that the Tea Party was actually indeed victorious?
Which one is it?
Philip and Robert of WaPo need to talk to Wasserman Sergeant-Schultz.
What they fail to understand or mention Is that the presence of the Tea Party candidate causes them to be more Conservative than they otherwise would. Thy are forced to at least mouth platitudes and act a little less forward due to the fact that they know that someone is watching.
[ Last stand? LOL ]
Only getting started.
It used to be Incumbents never got primaried, now they are.
I think we should make the Primary Process MANDATORY as a PLANK in the Republican Party!
Our Party should have a Slogan: “No Incumbent should run unopposed”
Otherwise the Republican Party will become “Whigs 2.0”
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What? Which e-fossil is this article written about?
"Political pundits love to role-play as coroners, but they aren't very good at it," Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich said after wins Tuesday night in Nebraska and West Virginia. "The mainstream media has been pushing the recycled 'Tea Party is Dead' headlines, but tonight's results show how again they've got it wrong. What these pundits don't understand is ... the broad appeal of the Tea Party's message of fiscal responsibility and economic growth."
Yeah but so what?
They are liars lying.
Thank you. The libs do have an Achilles heel.
“Last stand? LOL”
“After a string of humiliating defeats” No bias there. Also why does it always take TWO pinheads to write this barf?
The libs are SCARED TO DEATH of the Tea Party.
I didn’t know that the TEA Party was an organized political entity and was actually running candidates, like these beltway know-it all seem to think.
WaPo pouring it on against a party that doesn’t exist. I wonder if they realize we’re laughing at them?
|The Polling Company (R)||5/14 - 5/15||505 LV||43||39||McDaniel +4|
|Harper (R)||4/3 - 4/5||570 LV||35||52||Cochran +17|
|NSON Opinion Strategy||3/24 - 3/28||400 LV||37||45||Cochran +8|
|Harper (R)||12/17 - 12/18||710 LV||31||54||Cochran +23|
|PPP (D)||11/15 - 11/17||422 RV||38||44||Cochran +6|
Incumbancy wins 95% of the time. Need term limits.
We’ll see how the TEA party does in all the open seats/red state dem seats coming up in November.
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