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Can Thad Cochran Hang On?
National Review ^ | May30, 2014 | Eliana Johnson

Posted on 05/31/2014 4:56:15 PM PDT by Din Maker

Long Beach City, Miss. — Thad Cochran emerged from his campaign bus on Thursday under a gray sky and pouring rain. His entourage neatly symbolized how the lines are drawn in the primary battle from which he is hoping to emerge victorious on Tuesday.

Trailing behind the senator at the grip-and-grin session at Long Beach City Hall were figures of Mississippi’s Republican political establishment: the state’s lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves; and Stuart Stevens, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, a Mississippi native, and a media guru who has returned home to guide Cochran’s strategy in the closing days of his campaign. The state’s political upper crust, former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour chief among them, have teamed up to try to pull Cochran over the finish line.

In 15 minutes, Cochran, clad in a yellow rain jacket, made his rounds among the 20 or so people gathered to see him. The room was mostly empty and the energy was low, but those gathered looked on admiringly and paid their respects. The senator has largely avoided the media, even fleeing from CNN cameras earlier this week, and has refused to debate his challenger, State Senator Chris McDaniel.

Though heavy on tradition, the state, once a Democratic stronghold, is not immune to change. “I think this race is very much still in jeopardy as to who can win and who can lose,” Henry Barbour, the head of a pro-Cochran super PAC and nephew of Haley Barbour, told a local television station on Thursday. “I think Senator Cochran has an advantage, but if people don’t turn out, Senator Cochran could very well lose.” Tuesday will reveal whether the Tea Party, which has upended the GOP in Washington, has gained enough traction to seize victory in Mississippi.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; ms2014
In 15 minutes Cochran made his rounds among the 20 or so people gathered to see him. The room was mostly empty and the energy was low.

Dear God, forgive me for enjoying this so much. A whopping crowd of 20 people to see him and the energy was low. Compare that to the huge crowd at the Rally for Chris McDaniel and Sarah Palin Friday.
1 posted on 05/31/2014 4:56:16 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

What do the latest polls show?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Din Maker
In 15 minutes Cochran made his rounds among the 20 or so people gathered to see him. The room was mostly empty and the energy was low.

Excellent news.

I despise that slimebag.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 4:59:39 PM 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: Din Maker

If they all had remembered to take their Geritol, it might have been
move lively.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 5:01:42 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Din Maker

Hopefully not. GO MCDANIEL!


5 posted on 05/31/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: onyx
LOL, was just going to ping ya to the thread.

Geaux McDaniel!

6 posted on 05/31/2014 5:01:53 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Din Maker

Was in Gulfport last weekend. Hailed a cab at the airport and the driver had a McDaniel sticker on her dash. Turns out she’s a Tea Party supporter and once I told her “me too” she couldn’t say enough about her enthusiasm for McDaniel.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 5:01:54 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: onyx

Just like Dick Lugar. We’re gonna defeat him!


8 posted on 05/31/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Din Maker; onyx

Cochran Accidentally Calls Obamacare ‘Important Effort of the Federal Government’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3162203/posts


9 posted on 05/31/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: The Cajun

Geaux McDaniel!

GO McDaniel!!!!

We ain’t French, here!


10 posted on 05/31/2014 5:04:04 PM 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: Din Maker

Tuesday is going to be an interesting day.
We have primaries on schedule.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Alabama
California
Iowa
Mississippi
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
South Dakota

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G14/events.phtml?format=chronological


11 posted on 05/31/2014 5:04:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. I saw that ... he’s an idiot ... and who knows whether it was an accident.

Cochran is an entrenched incumbent ... a real porker .. bug spender.

Might as well be a demonic-rat.

Cheats on his bed-ridden wife.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 5:05:52 PM 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: Din Maker
These Barbour establishment pukes make me sick. Do they not see the country is being dismantled by leftists and that the Tea Party is virtually the only thing standing in the way between them and outright Communism?

No, all they care about is who's turn it is to feed at the fricking trough. To Hell with all of them. If Cochran wins the primary, I hope conservatives stay home and the Rat wins. I'm done holding my nose.

13 posted on 05/31/2014 5:05:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Din Maker

I just wish someone would ask him what state he represents or who the current president is. It’s unclear if he actually knows either. He admitted he knows nothing about current politics or current events.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 5:06:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Viennacon

And if McDaniel wins the primary, he wins. Cochran won’t be able to back the Dem like Lugar did.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 5:06:25 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bug spender - meant BIG spender and I’m wearing my reading glasses.... lol.

Trouble is, I didn’t read what I typed before hitting *post*!

LOL.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 5:07:19 PM 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: onyx
Would have liked to seen Cochran's face when only 20 showed up.
Rove and Barbour deeply concerned, LOL!
17 posted on 05/31/2014 5:09:29 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: CedarDave

TPM (Talking Points Memo) Poll shows Chris up 46-44 with 7.9 percent Undecided and a third candidate at under 2 percent. Undecideds always break for the challenger by 80%.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 5:10:07 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: The Cajun

Would have liked to seen Cochran’s face when only 20 showed up.
Rove and Barbour deeply concerned, LOL!


OH YEAH, me too and that’s his heavy support area!

WOO-HOO!


19 posted on 05/31/2014 5:11:41 PM 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: tennmountainman

Re: Your Post #4: U R so bad! But I really did LOL.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 5:12:22 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: The Cajun

He made sure those folks got a lot of gov’t money after the hurricane...


21 posted on 05/31/2014 5:12:55 PM 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: Luke21

Precisely.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw that article 2ndDV. That should be Chris McDaniel’s Election Eve bomb shell. If Chris would have said that, it would be all over the airways by now.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 5:16:16 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Haley Barbour’s brother, Jeppie Barbour, is supporting Chris McDaniel. His two sons are running Thad Coackroach’s campaign. A slap in the face to his bro. and two sons.... but, stupid people need to be slapped.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Luke21

And if McDaniel wins the primary, he wins. Cochran won’t be able to back the Dem like Lugar did.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Great news, but why can he not back the Dem like Lugar did?


25 posted on 05/31/2014 5:26:28 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker
In Mississippi, media guru Stevens says, “Everybody’s a conservative.”

Are they? Do conservatives move out of the state? Cochran did. Do conservatives leave their wife behind in a nursing home? Cochran did. Do conservatives move in with their Executive Assistants? Cochran did. Do conservatives carry her along at taxpayer expense allowing the State Department to include her in official spouse events? Cochran did. Do conservatives help out at Democrat fund raisers hosted by his Executive Assistant? Cochran did. Do conservatives tell reporters how important Obamacare is? Cochran did today.

Maybe in Mississippi everyone is a conservative, except Senator Cochran.

26 posted on 05/31/2014 5:32:34 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

You need to draft up a “last minute flyer” for the Cochran camp to distribute tomorrow and Monday.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker

Out with the old...in with the new. When you are even partially senile, you should have retired long ago. This guy is pout of touch with reality.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 5:39:45 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Viennacon

I SO PRAY and I’m voting McDaniel and trying to help Chris as best as I’m currently able.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 5:41:43 PM 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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30 posted on 05/31/2014 6:16:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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31 posted on 05/31/2014 6:18:51 PM 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: Din Maker

Local tv report. News Anchor said Cochran rarely does news events! This guy is running ads saying he’s for Mississippi? In all my years following politics I don’t recall seeing Cochran out in about advancing a Conservative principles in legislation.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 6:50:46 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: centurion316
Do conservatives tell reporters how important Obamacare is? Cochran did today.

No doubt he did it for a reason. Because Mississippi has an open primary, Cochran is trolling for Democrat votes.

33 posted on 05/31/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

No doubt. Open primaries are the last refuge of scoundrels. In his case, those Democrats are his real constituents.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Mississippi ping - a few


35 posted on 05/31/2014 6:57:52 PM PDT by WKB
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To: Luke21; All
Some folks are a little concerned because Thad Cockroach is going after Democrat voters to try to get them to vote for him in the GOP Primary since the Dem candidate is already chosen. He's actually patronizing Black folks with a "You better keep me in office if you want to keep getting your bennies from the govmint." Well Thad, some DemocRATS may vote in the GOP Primary but not for you. Travis Childers says he'd have a better chance of beating McDaniel, in the General Election, than you. Just had to share this. I just read it on Politico:

He (Travis Childers) all but acknowledged the conventional wisdom on the race: that a Democrat like him might stand a much better chance against a firebrand like McDaniel than a well-liked, 42-year incumbent like Cochran.
Hell yeah Travis. You can beat Chris McDaniel easily (wink...wink). I think you should spread the word, since Democrats can vote in the GOP Primary, for all the Dems to show up Tuesday and vote for Chris McDaniel. Then you can take him on in November. Oh Yeah! Come on Travis; get those Mississippi Dems to the polls Tuesday to vote for Chris McDaniel.
36 posted on 05/31/2014 6:57:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2"016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: centurion316; CedarDave

Hey guys; see Post #36.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 6:59:51 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2"016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker
So the trolling will cut both ways (for and against Cochran). Hopefully they will cancel each other out.

[BTW, Din Maker, did you see these articles about one of five Dems vying to unseat Susana in November?

Dem to Hispanic Republican: 'We Need to Send Her Back to Wherever She Really Came From'

Three others at the New Mexico site:

US: New Mexico (News/Activism) ]

38 posted on 05/31/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

I saw the one in the top link you Posted. He said, more or less, “She’s probably from Texas”; likening her to the Ultra-Conservatives and Tea Partiers in Texas after we kicked butt last Tuesday in the Primary Run-off Elections. IMO, he gave her a compliment.


39 posted on 05/31/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker
Of course Childers would rather face Thad instead of McDaniel. Childers knows Thad has serious weaknesses that have been exposed and he can exploit them effectively if Thad is the Republican nominee. There isn't a bit of difference between Childers and Cochran philosophically except that Childers can exploit Cochran's personal life and his age. Those that know Childers knows he's tied into some of the most criminal minded and dishonest dealers in the country and they too wish for Childers to be elected so they can get some of the gubbermit money.
40 posted on 05/31/2014 8:20:14 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Accidentally? Are you sure?


41 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:40 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Luke21
Cochran won’t be able to back the Dem like Lugar did.

Of course he will; that's what RINOs do.

42 posted on 05/31/2014 8:28:58 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Din Maker

I certain;y hope the answer is NO. This man is scum


43 posted on 05/31/2014 9:16:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Din Maker

We can’t take comfort in crowd size. The people for Cochran are status quo types who avoid political crowds. All they know is they have “heard of” Cochran.


44 posted on 05/31/2014 9:23:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: centurion316

I suspect though that most MS Democrats are too uninformed to know they can vote for Cochran in the primary.


45 posted on 05/31/2014 9:25:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: vetvetdoug

You misread.... Childers said he would rather face McDANIEL than Cochran. And, yes; he and his wife both look like nefarious characters. Go back and re-read the article.


46 posted on 06/01/2014 5:56:27 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker
I have a hard time believing any statement made by Childers concerning Republicans. He's an Obama/Pelosi Democrat and any words out of their mouth can be taken with a truckload of salt. In other words, believe the opposite.
47 posted on 06/01/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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