Skip to comments.Miss police probe actions by Senate candidate's supporters [Sheriff: McDaniel campaign is lying]
Posted on 06/05/2014 10:44:33 AM PDT by GIdget2004
(Reuters) - A campaign official for U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel and two others are under investigation in Mississippi after being found locked inside a courthouse where ballots in Tuesday's Republican primary had been counted hours earlier.
Investigators are trying to figure out how the three people entered the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi, shortly after 2 a.m. on Wednesday and what they were doing there, said sheriff's spokesman Othor Cain.
The group included Scott Brewster, McDaniel's campaign coalition coordinator; Janis Lane, a Central Mississippi Tea Party board member; and Rob Chambers, a consultant with the Mississippi Baptist Convention's Christian Action Commission.
"There are conflicting stories from the three of them, which began to raise the red flag, and we're trying to get to the bottom of it," Cain said.
McDaniel is locked in a bitter primary fight with Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran that is headed to a June 24 runoff after neither candidate got 50 percent of the vote.
The Mississippi race is one of several primary battles this year highlighting the tension between the Republican Party and its more conservative Tea Party wing. It is seen as the Tea Party's best chance to knock off an incumbent senator ahead of November's congressional election.
In a statement late Wednesday, the McDaniel campaign said the three were sent to the courthouse to observe the ballot count and got locked inside after entering through an open door at the direction of uniformed personnel.
They called for help and eventually were let out by a sheriff's officer, said McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch.
But Cain called the campaign's version of events a "fabrication," saying no one was on duty to let anyone in after the courthouse was locked Tuesday night.
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Here we go, the media and Cochran supporters inventing new scandals.
Here’s a question, geniuses, if they broke in why couldn’t they just break out. Why did they have to call for help?
“The group included Scott Brewster, McDaniel’s campaign coalition coordinator; Janis Lane, a Central Mississippi Tea Party board member; and Rob Chambers, a consultant with the Mississippi Baptist Convention’s Christian Action Commission.”
Let’s see...a campaign coordinator; a Tea Party board member; a Baptist. That about covers the spectrum of ‘hated by the lefties/GOPe’ villains.
You just can’t make this s4!t up.
It doesn’t matter what comes out after this. Mississippi has their Republican nominee. Satan is having his way with America it seems.
Fodder for Childers in the fall
And if they all agreed, they'd be saying the odds are against all three people having the exact same story.
Not to mention it was Hinds. Not like they were there to put McDaniel over the top. If anything they were probably there to stop the Cochran cheating and the police are helping the Cochran campaign.
Why did they have to call for help?
That’s a good question. I understand there are doors within bldgs that can’t
be opened from the inside. But all doors, not a window that could be opened, etc.
A strange situation considering that supposedly the vote count had ceased before
midnight and supposedly all had left the bldg.
The votes had already been counted, it’s not like thee was anything they could have been doing.
I have never been in the Hinds County Courthouse, but other courthouses and government building I have been in a maze of old and new sections, hallways that lead to dead ends and needlessly locked doors.
The only possibility is that they became lost in the maze or had doors locked behind them by members of Cochran’s campaign staff or Mississippi Democrats.
***A campaign coordinator, a Tea Partier, and a Baptist walk into a courthouse...
I’d change it to:
A campaign coordinator, a Tea Partier, and a Baptist get locked in a courthouse......
Here’s what Chris should say:
It’s time for Senator Cochran’s campaign to stop trying to generate scandals involving my staff and talk about me and my record. It’s beneath Senator Cochran to keep trying to pin some scandal on my staff instead of addressing our records and what we have accomplished.
So don’t fuel the rumor mill, Senator. Talk to me. Better yet, debate me. That way the people of MS will get the story first-hand, no maybes, no might-have’s, no allegedlys, just the facts.
Heres a question, geniuses, if they broke in why couldnt they just break out. Why did they have to call for help?
I'm sure the Sheriff has a logical explanation:
Well, uhhhmmm...you see...it appears they used some form of exotic teleportation technology provided by the tea party and Koch brothers, which malfunctioned after they got in and prevented them from leaving (which is why there is no evidence at all of them breaking in). It also appears that they must have activated a self-destruct mechanism on the technology which caused it to disintegrate, which is why no trace was found... I reiterate, I'm disgusted by the tea party trying to use exotic teleportation technology to beat our good Senator Cochran and steal an election!
Agreed that McDaniel has to stay about the fray and not get drawn into a pissing contest.
He also needs to let the people know that he doesn’t condone such activities and
that if any of his staff are a part of such activites that they’ll be dealt with to
the full extent of the law.
The high road is his to take and travel.
Agreed that McDaniel has to stay “about” the fray
The Hinds county election commissioner is Thad Cochran’s sister-in-law.
She was literally ‘wild eyed’ in her interview on local news last night.
Read the comment at 11:35 jun 5 here:
Do you call the police on yourself if you are committing a crime???