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Mississippi Senate: Crossroads Is Out; USCOC Is In
Cook Political Report ^ | 6/4/14 | Jennifer Duffy

Posted on 06/04/2014 10:18:50 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson

Now that the Republican primary in Mississippi is headed to a June 24 run-off between U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel, various players are deciding whether they will play in the race over the next three weeks. The most significant announcement was provided to The Cook Political Report by American Crossroads. Communications Director Paul Lindsay gave us this statement: “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries this cycle and are now focused on general elections. With the Chamber, the NRSC, and a local super PAC already backing Cochran, this is not our fight.”

Crossroads’ absence in the run-off denies Cochran’s campaign a major source of outside spending, but not everyone is staying on the sidelines and Cochran will have plenty of support. Rob Collins, the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has said that the committee will “fully support” Cochran in the run-off. The NRSC’s first priority is always to support incumbent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; sinkingship
rats starting to abandon ship?
1 posted on 06/04/2014 10:18:50 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

That’s Karl Rove bailing. Total weasel.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 10:23:46 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

RINO’s routinely win primaries in the South because they are open to all voters.

Democrats and Independents vote in big numbers in Republican Primaries, as the Republican Primary winners usually win the General Elections.

Primaries in the South are all open because that is what the Establishment, which controls the State Central Committees, wants.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 10:26:17 AM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: Viennacon

i suspect cochran will withdraw from the race. he didn’t even make a speech to his “supporters” last night


4 posted on 06/04/2014 10:26:26 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: Viennacon

Cochran is a throwaway for them. Republicans will win the senate there. If Cochran couldn’t get 50% with their money as well as several thousand Democrat votes, there is no reason to back him now and waste a couple of million.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 10:26:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Oak Grove

mississippi’s last RINO will be extinct on Jun 24th (if he doesn’t withdraw sooner)


6 posted on 06/04/2014 10:27:11 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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Do NOT MISS THIS from penelopsire!

To: WKB; onyx

Have you all seen this:

@SenThadCochran: Welcome home, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A grateful America thanks you for your service.





How out of touch can that old coot be?

If I were in ms. and on McDaniel’s team, this stupid tweet by Cochran would be front & center of any run off strategy. Just sayin.

38 posted on 06/04/2014 10:07:37 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)



B T T T ! ! ! ©


Thank you so much, from our Patriot, Mississippi hearts, dearest penelopesire!

Please pass that onto Chris McDaniel's campaign. (or I will).

BTW, Channel 12 News at Noon, shows McDaniel with 50 %, at 100% counted, but with absentee's still left to count.
7 posted on 06/04/2014 10:28:46 AM 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: Viennacon

With the third man out of the race and McDaniel likely to pick up most of his 5000 votes plus 2000 vote margin McDaniel won by that is 7500 votes in the McDaniel column.

These groups can count too, and pouring more money into a loser isn’t gonna happen.

Thad should bow out, its looking like a lost cause.

And what will he say if McDaniel wants to debate him?

I think Thad knows he isn’t sharp enough to debate anymore.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 10:31:02 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I wouldn’t want to make a speech to just Haley Barbour either.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 10:46:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Race is tighter than a bullfrog’s behind.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 10:46:27 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

11 posted on 06/04/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Viennacon

This has taken pompous Haley down several notches.

Palin Palin Palin. Haley must hate her name.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 10:55:14 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
I suspect Cochran will withdraw from the race

If he's not senile, he should be convinced that dropping out before a runoff will be perceived in history books as an indication that he's a patriot who served his state and his nation honorably and knew when it was time to move on.

If not, McDaniels should run such a vigorous campaign that Cocharan cannot handle it. Eventually Cocharan will say something really stupid and have to withdraw. That technique worked in the NBA.

13 posted on 06/04/2014 11:01:02 AM PDT by grania
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
Did Cochran made any public appearances during the primary? A lot of pronouncements have come from his campaign, but I haven't seen any footage of him on the news recently (not that I watch a lot of it).

I'm beginning to think Weekend at Bernie's.

14 posted on 06/04/2014 11:18:06 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Anybody else noticing a trend with Cochran. He is avoiding debate.
He won’t meet face to face with reporters or other media. He did not even
speak to his supporters last night.
His communication is all through press releases.
Instead of meeting with the media to say that he is looking forward
to fighting for Mississippi, he releases a press statement.

I think there is something wrong with Cochran.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

seriously, he may have pre-alheimer’s:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/06/thad-cochran-the-last-of-the-naive-republicans/372084/


16 posted on 06/04/2014 11:23:57 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

They better watch out for the RINO-Dem machine getting a lot of Democrats in the runoff election.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 11:25:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

It was way way past his bedtime


18 posted on 06/04/2014 11:25:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Whoa. This is why they won’t let him debate or speak in public without a planned script and/or handlers.

One wonders if his family will throw him in a home 1000m away from them so they can ‘get on with their lives’. It would be the least of what he deserves given that’s what he did to his wife.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 11:28:41 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: onyx

according to the clarion-ledger, with 1,828 of 1,832 precincts reporting mcdaniel is at 49.5%


20 posted on 06/04/2014 11:35:50 AM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: Black Agnes

in one story, cochran is quoted as saying how good it is to be back in mississippi, as he spends so much time in washington. guess having a mistress limits how often you can visit your wife back home in hospice care


21 posted on 06/04/2014 11:41:56 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

Well, there’s that.

I’m wondering how much of this campaign is ‘Miss Kay doesn’t want to leave the cocktail party circuit just yet!’ and how much is crony supporters who can’t stand the thought of having to corrupt a brand new sinator and break him into the ways of DC.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: JPG

Why do they spell that with an H? I hate to see that. Shows how dumb some on the right can be.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Viennacon

ROFL!


24 posted on 06/04/2014 11:55:15 AM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: grania

I actually kind of go easy on him. He’s clearly done and you don’t want a backlash effect. They are not making him available on the trail at all. Something is definitely wrong with him. He can’t win. The gig is up. Sad that the cronies are using him as their pawn.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Today, I consider myself the wisest Latina Woman on the face of the earth.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
Rob Collins, the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has said that the committee will “fully support” Cochran in the run-off

Please, tell your friends and neighbors, no money to these creeps. It's like paying your own executioner.

26 posted on 06/04/2014 1:20:55 PM PDT by Kenny
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