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Democratic fundraisers hosted at home where GOP senator rents apartment from top aide (Cochran)
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/28/14 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 05/29/2014 8:40:11 AM PDT by cotton1706

top aide to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., hosted two fundraisers for Democratic lawmakers during the wave elections of 2006 and 2008 at the home in which she lives and which she rents to her boss.

Kay Webber is Cochran's longtime executive assistant, someone so important to his duties that she frequently travels with him on official trips overseas. Cochran lists the basement apartment of her home on Maryland Avenue NE in Washington as his local residence.

"Cochran spokesman Jordan Russell and others say Webber, 76, who has worked for the senator for 33 years, is a key employee and trusted advisor," per the Clarion Ledger.

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In one case, the house was used as a substitute for Democratic National Committee headquarters, when a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser for Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was postponed from June 3, 2008, to June 24, 2008. The June 24 event was a "Texas Style Barbecue" at the Webber House, according to Sunlight Foundation records. The event invitation also mentioned Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. Before the 2008 cycle, DCCC had previously hosted a campaign fundraiser at the Webber house on June 21, 2006, for Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

"She has events at her residence for political and non-political people such as engagement parties and wedding showers," Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell explained to the Washington Examiner.

It is true that Webber hosts a variety of events at the house, "an exquisite 1878 Victorian home," as the caption to a photo from a U.S. Senate Youth Alumni Association dinner in 2002 notes.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; uniparty
What a surprise! /sarcasm
1 posted on 05/29/2014 8:40:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Democrats and Republicans are pretty interchangeable these days


2 posted on 05/29/2014 8:41:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cotton1706

Oh my.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 8:43:08 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: WKB; onyx; petitfour

Ping.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 8:43:21 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

tHAD enough ping
I am leaving for Jackson to get shot in the back. If anything needs pinging some who you who always manage to always posts but never ping anyone to a Ms thread try it sometime. It is really not that hard to do.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 8:48:32 AM PDT by WKB
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7 posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:19 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: WKB

I don’t have a copy of the list hun. Lemme look on your profile page.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 8:51:22 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: tennmountainman

The McDaniel Camp needs to jump on this like a hungry dog on a ham bone.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: cotton1706

I bet Cochran got some big, big points plus-up from the Democratic party for keeping his Democrat traitor executive assistant employed.

There is simply no excuse for this other than Cochran is a frigging Vichy RINO.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 8:54:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Wonder what Miss Kay’s voter registration has been over the years.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 8:56:35 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Din Maker

senator cochran, sheila jackson lee’s best friend


12 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:08 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: cotton1706

Well, gollee…ol’ Thad doesn’t mind paying that rent a bit. In fact, she may even give him a discount *wink*. That “till death us do part” is for the Little People.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

Rat infil-traitor!


14 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: GeronL

They seem to service each other rather than do what is right for the country, ya think?


15 posted on 05/29/2014 8:59:47 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Gaffer

Cochran’s not just a RINO, he’s a Democrat In All But Label Only (DIABLO)/ a member of the republican wing of the democrat party.

May Haley Barbour’s choice be permanently removed from elective office.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

DIABLO! Love it!


17 posted on 05/29/2014 9:03:44 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!ll)
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To: WKB

:-)


18 posted on 05/29/2014 9:05:22 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: GeronL

One big happy family DC.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 9:05:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Black Agnes

Have you seen the commercial where it is making a big deal Chris didn’t vote for Haley Barbour? That is funny


20 posted on 05/29/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: Din Maker

Yes they do.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 9:06:29 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Waryone

You realize that will be stolen, right?

DIABLO is the new RINO.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 9:08:47 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: tennmountainman; ExTexasRedhead; KC_Lion

Getting hard to tell them apart


23 posted on 05/29/2014 9:17:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Waryone
" Democrat In All But Label Only (DIABLO)"

There sure are a lot of those in the GOPe leadership.

24 posted on 05/29/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: cotton1706

Is Kay Webber from Mississippi? She has worked for Senator Cochran since she was 43 years old. My daddy had women who worked for him for longer than that, and he wasn’t having affairs with them. And they were incredibly loyal. Anywho is Kay Webber a widow or divorced or never married? I am just curious about people. I like to know their connections and “who their people are.”


25 posted on 05/29/2014 9:27:19 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I have no idea. She’s an aide and he rents from her and that’s all I really know about her...other than that she has no problem fundraising for democrats.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 9:32:23 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: GeronL

Send the sewer slime back to the real world.


27 posted on 05/29/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cotton1706
This jet-setting aide still got game! ...and free taxpayer travel!


28 posted on 05/29/2014 10:00:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Black Agnes

DIABLO is the new RINO.

‘Cause de DEBBIL MADE HIM DO IT!


29 posted on 05/29/2014 10:18:02 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: WKB
I am leaving for Jackson to get shot in the back.

Oh man! I sure hope you are really, really, really terrible at premonitions!

Please watch out, and be sure to wear your body armor!

Would hate to lose you because then I wouldn't find out about all the things going on in Mississippi that I need to find out about.

30 posted on 05/29/2014 10:58:22 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: cotton1706

As I posted on another thread, Thad Cochran’s housing arrangements need another look.

He pays $2,000 a month for his “apartment” in the home of his executive assistant. Ms. Webber makes $144,000 a year, but the house is worth at least $1.7 million. Maybe she bought it years ago, paid off the mortgage long ago and is enjoying the run-up in prime D.C. real estate.

On the other hand, if the home is a fairly recent purchase—say, about the time Mrs. Cochran entered a nursing home and the Senator sold his home in Alexandria—then Ms. Webber paid at least $1.4 million for the place. I’m not a mortgage banker, but she would have needed a sizable down payment on the home (at least $150K) and her monthly mortgage payments are somewhere between $6-8K. That would be a little hard to swing, even on her salary of $12k a month (before taxes) and the monthly rent check from Thad.

However, I’m sure that Thad’s girlfriend got a really good deal on the mortgage, thanks to his friends in the banking industry. Meanwhile, Cochran’s “home” address in Oxford, MS has changed frequently as well.

I lived in Oxford for a number of years (I moved away a decade ago). After he supposedly became a resident in 2002, I only remember seeing him at football games and other functions at Ole Miss. Admittedly, I didn’t run in the same social circles, but in my experience, Thad wasn’t in town unless he had an official reason to be there.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 11:53:03 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Black Agnes

The term DIABLO has be around for some time. It’s just not used as much as RINO. I don’t own it, so it can’t be stolen. But any RINOs holding fundraisers for democrats, donating money to democrats, while shacking up with the office help, qualifies as a democrat. DIABLO fits.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 4:36:59 PM PDT by Waryone
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