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Thad Cochran likely to stay home for runoff
politico.com ^ | 6/6/14 | BURGESS EVERETT and ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 06/06/2014 1:29:31 PM PDT by cotton1706

Thad Cochran is likely to stay in Mississippi for the duration of his three-week runoff against primary challenger Chris McDaniel, according to several Senate sources.

With much of the important policy work in Washington essentially stalled until the November election, Capitol Hill Republicans acknowledged that it doesn’t make much sense for the six-term senator to shuttle between Washington and Mississippi while he’s in the fight of his political life against the insurgent McDaniel. On Tuesday, McDaniel edged out Cochran by a half-percent — 1,386 votes — but fell short of the majority needed to win the GOP Senate primary outright. A runoff election is on June 24.

Cochran has not cast a vote in the Senate since May 22, when it passed water infrastructure legislation that both he and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) praised as vitally important to their state. The Senate then entered a weeklong recess and returned on Monday. The body’s dozen votes this week were on nominees that Republicans can no longer unilaterally block because of a rules change in the Senate, so the Mississippi senator’s vote hasn’t been missed.

Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell left open the door for Cochran to return home to Washington.

“He plans to be here primarily, but we don’t want to rule out going back if his job requires it,” Russell said.

Cochran is not expected to attend a fundraiser for him in Washington at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headlined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Let's help him stay home for the rest of his life!

That is, in his aide's bedroom...I mean, basement.

1 posted on 06/06/2014 1:29:31 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Mississippi ping


2 posted on 06/06/2014 1:31:52 PM PDT by WKB
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To: cotton1706

“Cochran has not cast a vote in the Senate since May 22.”

Just prop up a cardboard cutout of Cochran in his Senate chamber chair. No one will ever notice.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 1:33:16 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

“...against the insurgent McDaniel.”

How long before they replace ‘insurgent’ with ‘terrorist’?


4 posted on 06/06/2014 1:35:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cotton1706

Something tells me that the aide will be less interested in that arrangement if Thad gets the boot.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 1:37:16 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: cotton1706

If the Democrats are so confident that they can beat McDaniel in the General Election, then why are they working so hard to help Cochran? They did it during the primary and they appear to be gearing up to help him in the runoff. Or, is the press just trying to paint McDaniel as a vulnerable candidate in order to drive support to Cochran. No doubt that his victory would be cheered by the GOP Establishment and by Reid’s Democrat Senate colleagues. What’s not to love?


6 posted on 06/06/2014 2:25:35 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: cotton1706

Incumbency is the word: in the past it has always worked in MS. Not since 1942 has an incument U.S. senator there lost a primary, and that is 72 years.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 3:44:00 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: cotton1706
the Mississippi senator’s vote hasn’t been missed

That's nearly always true.

8 posted on 06/06/2014 3:45:06 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: Theodore R.

“Incumbency is the word: in the past it has always worked in MS. Not since 1942 has an incument U.S. senator there lost a primary, and that is 72 years.”

Newsflash! A senator just did!


9 posted on 06/06/2014 3:47:02 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Cochran’s home is in his Mistress’s DC home.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:32:39 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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