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Cochran Seizes On Wife's Exploitation For Political Gain
Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2014, 5:53 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/23/2014 11:34:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is trying to squeeze every last political drop out of a crazed blogger illicitly entering his wife's retirement home to take a photograph of her.

His campaign is up with a new television ad attempting to tie his primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, to the alleged actions of the blogger, Clayton Kelly.

“It’s the worst: Chris McDaniel supporter charged with a felony for posting video of Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife in a nursing home,” a narrator reads while showing photographs of Kelly in an orange jumpsuit, while showing text of a headline from The Daily Caller about the news.

“Had enough?” the narrator then asks, before a new narrator begins portraying Cochran in a positive light. “Sen. Thad Cochran’s the best of what makes Mississippi great. A navy veteran, endorsed by NRA and Gov. Phil Bryant and National Right to Life and voted against Obamacare over 100 times. Rise up and say no to dirty politics and yes to our strong conservative leader Thad Cochran.”

Sam. R. Hall, a reporter at the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and a former executive director of the Mississippi Democratic party, wrote that Cochran was “shamelessly capitalizing” with the ad and expressed “shock” that Cochran's campaign, and not a shadowy third-party group, would be the ones making such an attack.

It “kind of takes a bit of bite out criticism of the McDaniel campaign,” Hall wrote.

McDaniel, for his part, called on Cochran to take down the ad. “It is disturbing that a United States Senator would resort to dishonest attacks and using this incident for political purposes in order to hold on to power,” he said in a written statement.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; gope; thadcochran; traitor

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1 posted on 05/23/2014 11:34:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Weird, though. Pictures or no pictures he might try a little less hard to look like he has a gigolo already.

2 posted on 05/24/2014 12:00:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoConPubbie
3 more arrests in Miss. Sen. Cochran photo probe( May 22, 2014 Wash Times ) /
3 posted on 05/24/2014 12:01:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This entire confusing story is like a picture, within a picture, within another picture. Nobody is left looking good from this, nobody appears to have achieved any net gains. If one of the candidates planned this little caper out, they have ended up looking like a complete goofball, not ready for election to anything. Whoever came up with this shouldn’t even plan a birthday party for a one year old infant. They would screw that up royally too. Two phrases come to mind; Cluster Fk, and Helter Skelter.

4 posted on 05/24/2014 12:43:05 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: sickoflibs; cotton1706

Hey Cotton, can you post the ratings for Cochran on this thread as well?


5 posted on 05/24/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cochran (MS) - 06/03/14 - 54% (Average) - 57% (Heritage) - 56% (CFG) - 60% (ACU) - 41% (FreedomWorks)

6 posted on 05/24/2014 1:18:53 PM PDT by cotton1706 (
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