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Rove-Backed American Crossroads Won’t Get Involved in Cochran Runoff
Washington Post ^ | June 4 | Paul Kane

Posted on 06/04/2014 6:27:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night.

Founded by Karl Rove and other Republican strategists, Crossroads and its non-profit affiliate, Crossroads GPS, had not played an active role in supporting GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s bid to thwart a primary challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel, but the group had been working behind the scenes to boost other pro-Cochran super PACs. "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,” Paul Lindsay, spokesman for Crossroads, said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; mississippi; rove; tokyorove

1 posted on 06/04/2014 6:27:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What can this mean?


2 posted on 06/04/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: nickcarraway
Even Tokyo Rove knows it's over.
3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

Can’t blame Rove. He is still in the hospital after the pistol whipping
The Texas Tea Party gave him.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:55 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Steely Tom

Game over for Cockran. Hopefully he will SHOW SOME CLASS and not put Mississippi through the same nightmare that party-boy Dewhurst put Texas through...just to get trounced in his runoff anyway.


5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:30:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL
Game over for Cockran. Hopefully he will SHOW SOME CLASS and not put Mississippi through the same nightmare that party-boy Dewhurst put Texas through...just to get trounced in his runoff anyway.

That would be a shock of unbelievable dimensions.

6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:32:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: nickcarraway

Politically savvy operators, and even Cochran himself, had to realize it was up to Cochran to win outright last night, or it was over for him. He didn’t manage that last night and is now scheduled to be in a runoff the odds of which he can win are slim to none. I’d rather hope he’d call it quits, avoid the runoff and let some new blood take over. (hope springs eternal!)


7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:33:46 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: nickcarraway

Rove doesn’t want to be stuck with a loss on his resume for 2016 gig. A tie looks better than a loss.

But the Chamber of Amnesty will continue bankrolling Cochran. Tells you everything you need to know about Cochran.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:04 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: EDINVA

Although it is too bad Rove won’t blow any more of his cash on a sure loser.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:04 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: txrefugee

Also factoring in this would be viewed as Rove vs Palin...


10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: nickcarraway; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Mississippi ping


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:44:26 PM PDT by WKB
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To: BobL

Yeah you’d think the old coot would do the right thing and concede instead of being a jerk about it. Hell, he didn’t even show up to meet with his supporters today... That speaks volumes, basically giving the middle finger to everyone.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: BobL

He could always give some noble excuse perhaps about how much money it was going to take our of the Mississippi coffers which he thinks could certainly be put to better use. Or the old standby that he needs to be spending time with his wife.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:56:01 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Blue Highway

Hell, he didn’t even show up to meet with his supporters today


To be fair to Cochran, he might not even realize there was an election yesterday. He did, after all, have a *serious* senior moment earlier today:

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/04/sen-cochran-has-trouble-recalling-reporter-after-just-30-minutes/

This the GOP-e considers the most qualified man for the job? LMAO!


14 posted on 06/04/2014 7:05:54 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao

Seems like his staff is hiding him, for the example you just posted.
Explains why he won’t debate. Why he won’t meet face to face with media
for a question and answer session, why he did not show up at his election
rally, etc.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 7:17:46 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: kevao
His senate aides are all Dems and they want him back in the senate.
He is a senile stooge and Reid and Chuckie control his aides voting for him.
Thats the story with Mcshame and Mitchy and Corynn and many more so called Gop senators they all get Reid recommended aides , all Dems.
All these Senates aides are Dem plants.

Did you read his senate aides tweeted how wonderful it was forvBowe to be released and then they deleted it!

Who but a left wing DC nutter Senate aide would post that.
That was a Dem talking point !
Literally Thad's senate aides posted a WH talking point.

16 posted on 06/04/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: tennmountainman

Hell, he might not even be cognizant of the fact he’s a Senator anymore!


17 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao

Something is not right with him.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 7:54:41 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Steely Tom

It means Rove knows the worm has turned. He publicly goes all in for Cochran he is going against the tide of history and he will be left by the side of the road.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 8:19:21 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: ncalburt
Your posts would have much more creditability if you would cease the sophomoric use of cutesy names for those you oppose. That style of writing is not an effective means to influence people even though it might provide other wing bats a chuckle.
20 posted on 06/04/2014 9:51:22 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: kevao

I’m going to post THAT!

Perfect!


21 posted on 06/05/2014 7:39:22 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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