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Thad Cochranís luck may be about to run out
Washington Post ^ | 6/3/14 | Philip Bump

Posted on 06/03/2014 11:35:51 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson

When Thad Cochran won election to the Senate in 1978, he became (as his bio touts) the first Republican in a century to win election to statewide office in Mississippi. His tenure very well may end Tuesday night, and looking at how the composition of the state's vote has changed, that should not be a surprise.

Cochran's election came right as the state swung solidly — but not as solidly as you might think — into Republican territory. Looking at presidential election results over time, you can see when the Democratic majority faltered (at first in 1948, when the Dixiecrats won the state's electoral votes) and then when the Republican predominance kicked in in the late 1970s. (The blip in 1968 is when the state voted for the independent candidacy of George Wallace.)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; thadcochran
God willing cochran's luck runs out today...
1 posted on 06/03/2014 11:35:51 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

The libs are all giddy about htis because they think the TEA party candidates winning nominations will make it easier for their commie brethren to win the general. They believe their own BS that the TEA party is dead. Get lots of popcorn!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 11:39:40 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

OK, but if Cochran goes down, does that put MS in play for the dems?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 11:40:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

It must, because they are actually doing analysis for a change!


4 posted on 06/03/2014 11:42:51 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I’ve been following this race because I have kin in Mississippi and a passing interest in the tea party. I believe Cochran wins easily tonight. Below is information I gathered from a Mississippi-based political blog called Y’all Politics.

Cochran Endorsements:

Newspapers:
Gulfport-Biloxi Sun Herald
Carthaginian
Neshoba Democrat
Madison County Journal
Commercial Dispatch
Greenwood Commonwealth
Kemper County Messenger

National Leaders and Organizations:

National Right to Life
National Rifle Association
NFIB
US Chamber of Commerce

Mississippi Organizations:

BullyBloc
EaglePAC
Mississippi Realtors
Mississippi Manufacturers Association
Home Builders Association of Mississippi
Hattiesburg Young Business Leaders

Mississippi Elected Officials:

Governor Phil Bryant
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
State Auditor Stacey Pickering
Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith
Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney
Treasurer Lynn Fitch
Senator Roger Wicker
Congressman Alan Nunnelee
Congressman Gregg Harper
Congressman Steven Palazzo
Sen Joey Fillingane
Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes
Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway
Pass Christian Mayor Chipper McDermott
Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson + the other four mayors in Desoto County
Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler
Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee
Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers
+ almost every elected official in Rankin County (Republican stronghold)

Others

Trent Lott
Haley Barbour
Andy Taggart

Chris McDaniel Endorsements:

Newspapers:
None

National Leaders and Organizations

Rick Santorum
Tony Perkins
Gary Bauer
Laura Ingraham
Mark Levin
Glenn Beck
Sarah Palin
Phyllis Schlafly
American Conservative Union
Club for Growth
Citizens United
Freedom Works
Gun Owners of America
Madison Project
National Association for Gun Rights
Senate Conservatives Fund
Tea Party Express
Tea Party Patriots’ citizens fund
Young Americans for Liberty

Mississippi Organizations

Central Mississippi Tea Party
Gulf Coast Tea Party
Hattiesburg Tea Party
Leflore/Carroll Tea Party
Meridian Tea Party
Pearl River Patriots
South Mississippi Tea Party
The Mississippi Tea Party
Tupelo Tea Party
Vicksburg Tea Party

Mississippi Elected Officials

Senator Philip Gandy - DF43 (R- Waynesboro)
Senator Angela Hill – SD40 (R- Picayune)
Senator Billy Hudson – SD45
Michael Kelly Police Chief of Seminary
Mayor Hal Marx Mayor of Petal
Senator Chris Massey- SD 1 (R- Nesbit)
Senator David Parker – SD19 (R- Olive Branch)
Senator Tony Smith – SD47 (R-Picayune)
Senator Melanie Sojourner – SD37 (R-Natchez)
Senator Michael Watson – SD51 (R-Pascagoula)

Others

Lee Yancey Former State Senator
John Switzer, Liberty Professor
Jeppie Barbour


5 posted on 06/03/2014 11:43:00 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: ScottinVA

it’s true childers probably performs better against mcdaniel than cochran, but Miss. is so deep red i think mcdaniel wins at least 55% in the general unless he pulls a mourdock/akin


6 posted on 06/03/2014 11:44:46 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ScottinVA

No not to that weasel Travis CHILDERS


7 posted on 06/03/2014 11:44:57 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: gr8eman

It all sounds good to send the old horse packing, but is the new guy susceptible to Richard Mourdock Disease?


8 posted on 06/03/2014 11:45:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Everyone in my family that I’m aware of voted for George Wallace in 1968, as a protest to how LBJ was running things. I was 8 at the time.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 11:46:17 AM 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: Sybeck1
No not to that weasel Travis CHILDERS

I remember the same thing being said about Joe Donnelly in IN back in 2012. "No way Mourdock is going to lose," we heard.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 11:46:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA
It all sounds good to send the old horse packing, but is the new guy susceptible to Richard Mourdock Disease?

What scares me is that nursing home crap. All they have to do is somehow loosely associate him like they did with Christie in NJ. Not that hard to do and if Cochran hadn't been senile, he'd have done it. Perception is all that matters with today's voters.

11 posted on 06/03/2014 11:48:21 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
mcdaniel wins at least 55% in the general unless he pulls a mourdock/akin

Someone needs to clue him in on how to handle the subject of rape. IOW, STFU about it beyond "it's an evil crime that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law."

12 posted on 06/03/2014 11:48:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

can’t take anything for granted, but cochran’s done nothing in washington for 40 yrs other than vote for more pork. good riddance to this cretin


13 posted on 06/03/2014 11:48:37 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: Kenny
What scares me is that nursing home crap

Yep.. that too. Don't think for a minute the darkside will pour massive amounts of $$$ in negative ads to put him on the defensive.

14 posted on 06/03/2014 11:49:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

no doubt. no “legitimate rape” and “can’t get pregnant from rape” gibberish. stick to linking childers to obamacare and the stimulus


15 posted on 06/03/2014 11:49:44 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
can’t take anything for granted, but cochran’s done nothing in washington for 40 yrs other than vote for more pork. good riddance to this cretin

I hear you, but Job One should be kicking Harry Reid's ass out of the Majority Leader's post.

16 posted on 06/03/2014 11:50:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: OldRanchHand
Bookmark for tomorrow's results ...

Mississippi Conservatives: Vote Chris McDaniel TODAY

The 'unknown' challenger in Mississippi is preferable ...

According to individuals who have reviewed the transaction, when Webber purchased the house, she had a co-signor on the home who was a donor to Cochran and who listed her own occupation as homemaker. So a congressional staffer making $72,000.00 and a homemaker who donated to Cochran went in together and bought a million-dollar home.

That homemaker’s husband, William Shows, was the head of the Pearl River Valley electric cooperative. Electric cooperatives have been the number one source of campaign contributions to Thad Cochran over the years. Sources tell me the homemaker’s husband also sat on the board of the bank that helped finance the transaction.

That would be Trustmark Bank, which is currently having FEC trouble over a campaign loan to benefit Cochran.

Likewise, Trustmark’s CEO, Richard Hickson, contributed to Cochran’s campaign in 2000, 2001, and 2007. In 2008, Trustmark got $215 million in TARP funding from the federal government.

Now, here’s the real kicker. Ms. Webber and Mrs. Shows bought the house for $1 million with, it appears, $200,000.00 down and a $800,000.00 mortgage in 2001. At the time Ms. Webber’s congressional salary was less than $100,000.00 a year and Mrs. Shows, who only had a 1% interest in the home according to individuals who have seen the paperwork, listed her occupation as a homemaker. A year after the purchase, Mrs. Shows gave Ms. Webber her interest in the home making Ms. Webber the sole owner.

17 posted on 06/03/2014 11:50:26 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ScottinVA

will=won’t


18 posted on 06/03/2014 11:50:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: OldRanchHand
I believe Cochran wins easily tonight.

Tonight will tell the tale. You'll be held to account for your prediction, of course.

/johnny

19 posted on 06/03/2014 11:53:22 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
first Republican in a century to win election to statewide office in Mississippi.

I'm still not sure Mississippi has ever voted for a Republican in a statewide office. It's a blue state masquerading as a red state.

20 posted on 06/03/2014 11:53:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Servant of the Cross

sounds like time for an IRS audit of Trustmark Bank and whether they lowered their loan criteria for cochran’s (apparent) mistress


21 posted on 06/03/2014 11:54:16 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ScottinVA
OK, but if Cochran goes down, does that put MS in play for the dems?

Are you high? Mis'sippi hasn't had a Dem Senator since James Eastland and John C. Stennis.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 11:56:10 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: ScottinVA

Has this guy said anything about rape that justifies your suspicion? (By the way, Akin was a mainstream candidate. Palin backed his opponent)


23 posted on 06/03/2014 11:56:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hoodat

and reid (2010), mccaskill (2012) and donnelly (2012) were supposed to be toast, as well...


24 posted on 06/03/2014 11:59:40 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ScottinVA
That may be your Job One. Some of us have a goal of destroying liberal republicans, since they do so much damage, and advance the liberal agenda.

/johnny

25 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ScottinVA

“OK, but if Cochran goes down, does that put MS in play for the dems?”
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Ah....No!


26 posted on 06/03/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ScottinVA

“It all sounds good to send the old horse packing, but is the new guy susceptible to Richard Mourdock Disease?”
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No...McDaniel has Mourdock by a MINIMUM of one standard deviation in basic intelligence and is way ahead of Mourdock in common sense.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ScottinVA

“mcdaniel wins at least 55% in the general unless he pulls a mourdock/akin

Someone needs to clue him in on how to handle the subject of rape. IOW, STFU about it beyond “it’s an evil crime that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
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Before anyone falls prey to the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) trying to be spread by some here, please remember that McDaniel has been endorsed and supported by the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF). Having learned from the past, the SCF now VERY carefully vets their potential endorsees and then gives them significant training/advice on how to avoid the typical tripwires the Main Stream Media progressives attempt to lay out for them.

McDaniel is SOLID!

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/endorsements


28 posted on 06/03/2014 12:20:28 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
McDaniel is SOLID!

Yep... yet Mourdock received the same endorsement.

29 posted on 06/03/2014 12:31:51 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: House Atreides

No one is pulling the FUD game here. After the debacle two years ago, folks are a bit more measured in their enthusiasm for untested candidates, that’s all.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 12:33:45 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

“OK, but if Cochran goes down, does that put MS in play for the dems?”

No.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:47 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Some of us have a goal of destroying liberal republicans, since they do so much damage, and advance the liberal agenda.

Of course, but if your efforts leave Reid in the Majority chair, do tell how desired legislation ever gets out of his inbox.

32 posted on 06/03/2014 12:37:13 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA
McConnell has already said that he'll accommodate the Dems if he wins the general and the pubs take the Senate.

What makes you think the liberal republican Senate leadership will allow any conservative legislation to move forward?

/johnny

33 posted on 06/03/2014 12:40:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

bump


34 posted on 06/03/2014 12:40:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: JRandomFreeper

So you’re saying you’re not seeing one lick of difference between McConnell and Reid, right?


35 posted on 06/03/2014 12:48:26 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA
I'm saying that expecting conservative legislation out of the liberal republican Senate leadership is a long wait where a train don't come.

/johnny

36 posted on 06/03/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ScottinVA

“OK, but if Cochran goes down, does that put MS in play for the dems?”

In my opinion the Republican will win regardless of whether McDaniel or Cochran wins the primary, but will have a better chance if McDaniel prevails.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 12:51:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: ScottinVA

“It all sounds good to send the old horse packing, but is the new guy susceptible to Richard Mourdock Disease?”

I think the new guy can speak pretty well for himself. The concern is whether Cochran would start slobbering out of the side of his mouth during the general election when asked what state he was elected from.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 12:54:07 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Good grief! This old crony’s cronyism runs very deep. Tangled web an all.
Mrs Webber likely feels entitled to all of the perks she’s received.


39 posted on 06/03/2014 12:55:29 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: ScottinVA
OK, but if Cochran goes down, does that put MS in play for the dems?

It could if the GOP-E does what it has done in the past, and abandon the nominee, and support the Dem.

They've done that... taken their ball and gone home...

/johnny

40 posted on 06/03/2014 12:59:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“What makes you think the liberal republican Senate leadership will allow any conservative legislation to move forward?”

Because if a Conservative put something out there and McConnell tabled it, the republican party would officially be dead that day. And I don’t mean dead like they say about the TEA party.

I mean dead as conservative republicans will have no choice but to break away and form a new party. .


41 posted on 06/03/2014 1:10:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ScottinVA

“McDaniel is SOLID!

Yep... yet Mourdock received the same endorsement.”
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I’m assuming that you were speedreading and missed this language:

“...the SCF now VERY carefully vets their potential endorsees and then gives them significant training/advice on how to avoid the typical tripwires the Main Stream Media progressives attempt to lay out for them....”

that was in my post. Mourdock was a learning experience for many of us—including the SCF so you should understand that 2014 is not 2012.

RINOs use the word “Mourdock” constantly when they are trying to defend a GOPe candidate against a Tea Party challenger. That tactic by the GOPe and its operatives is losing its effectiveness IMHO.


42 posted on 06/03/2014 1:10:38 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ScottinVA

“No one is pulling the FUD game here....”
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You may choose not to acknowledge the existence of FUD posts here, but I am not blind to them and recognize them CLEARLY when I see them.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 1:14:33 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: EQAndyBuzz
LOLOL! Texas just got rid of an establishment favorite, Dewhurst, who made an art form of killing and blocking conservative legislation in the Texas legislature.

You keep hoping that the liberal senate republican leadership will do something conservative.... I'll do what I can to politically destroy them.

/johnny

44 posted on 06/03/2014 1:16:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OldRanchHand
I believe Cochran wins easily tonight.

You are wrong. Your credibility suffers.

/johnny

45 posted on 06/03/2014 9:37:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OldRanchHand
I'm going to call you out as a GOP-E troll. A look at your posting history pretty well proves it.

/johnny

46 posted on 06/08/2014 2:19:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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