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Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate [McDaniel vs Cochran]
Tea Party Express ^ | June 7, 2014 | Staff-Justin Petty

Posted on 06/08/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT by Syncro

Tea Party Express - Restore Libery, Honor The Constitution

Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate



 
Tea Party Conseratives,

We need your support now more than ever, as conservative Chris McDaniel faces 47-year incumbent Thad Cochran in a runoff on June 24th.

Last Tuesday thanks to full Tea Party support, McDaniel edged Cochran but by less than 1500 votes, and since neither recieved 50% of the total vote there will be a head-to-head runoff to decide the race.

 
The only way for Chris McDaniel to pull all the way through is for every conservative to show up and vote on June 24th, and your resources will help us to achieve that.



We are making emergency preparations and plans to head back to Mississippi to campaign for Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, but it does have significant cost. Please make a contribution today so that we make sure that Chris McDaniel wins again in three weeks.

You can bet that the D.C. political establishment will be pouring all of their resources into the run off to try to defeat conservative Chris McDaniel.  This isn't just a Mississippi battle- it's an American battle of grass roots conservatism vs. D.C. Republican establishment.  The eyes of the entire nation are on this race and we must not lose.




TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cochran; mcdaniel; ms2014; primaries; primary; senate; teapartyexpress; tpx
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Tea Party’s McDaniel, Ernst, & Daines Triumphant in Senate Primaries

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, congratulates State Senator Chris McDaniel for successfully forcing 47-year incumbent Senator Thad Cochran into a runoff election. The organization is also celebrating the victories of Joni Ernst and Congressman Steve Daines.

Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “Senator Chris McDaniel delivered a bold conservative vision to the voters of Mississippi and the result was an unstoppable grassroots insurgency that forced a runoff and will prevail on June 24th. We’ve seen this time and time again- voters want leadership and they want solutions, and that’s why Senator McDaniel edged Cochran in tonight’s primary. The work is not over for Tea Party activists in Mississippi and across the country, but we will win when all is said and done.

“Chris McDaniel is not the only candidate that had a successful night due to a strong, unapologetically conservative message. Tea Party-backed Joni Ernst (IA) and Steve Daines (MT) were also victorious in their primary. Both the Des Moines Register poll and the Tea Party Express poll showed that Ernst was head-and-shoulders above the pack with self-identified Tea Party activists, propelling her to a big victory tonight. Steve Daines, who was elected during the 2010 Tea Party wave, has been a champion of liberty in Congress and is bringing that same leadership to his campaign for the Senate,” Budowich concluded.

Tea Party Express held 2 press conferences with Chris McDaniel and the organization’s “Fighting for Liberty” national bus tour held two rallies in Mississippi with McDaniel prior to the primary.


1 posted on 06/08/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Go Chris!!


2 posted on 06/08/2014 12:26:19 PM PDT by Thibodeaux
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To: Syncro

Thad, you have had your day. Go quietly home and get some rest. Go Chris!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 06/08/2014 12:31:01 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Syncro
People should be disgusted. The climate is real good this year for a Republican to keep Cocharan's Senate seat if he retires. If Cocharan were to win the primary I could see how he could easily lose the Senate seat. In six years or if he dies in office, who knows?

It is totally unpatriotic for Cocharan to stay in this race. How do he and his RINO elitist cheerleaders even stand themselves?

4 posted on 06/08/2014 12:31:14 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Excellent point.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 12:33:56 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Syncro

This man will be right there with Mike Lee and Ted Cruz! Lets get him into office!


6 posted on 06/08/2014 12:39:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Thibodeaux; Fungi; grania; Viennacon

Thanks for the comments and bumps!


7 posted on 06/08/2014 12:52:45 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Syncro

Thad.....go out with your head held high....instead of forced out in defeat.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 1:04:40 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: Thibodeaux

If I were McConnell, etc. and the Republican establishment...I would stop backing Cochran right now!!! McDaniel is going to win this runoff...hands down!!! The Pubbie Establishment should have Thad Cochran withdraw from the race right now!!! Mr. Cochran has had his day in the sunshine...time for him to retire!!! End of story!!!


9 posted on 06/08/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Syncro

McConnell and crew are said to be recruiting Democrats to take down McDaniel, at which point the would probably allow the left to take the seat in return. I don’t know Mississippi’s primary rules as regards whether a person can switch their party affiliation immediately prior to a primary. Can anybody help me out here?


10 posted on 06/08/2014 1:41:53 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Syncro; WKB; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

MS Ping


11 posted on 06/08/2014 1:45:19 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Syncro

You need a debate, instanter.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Carry_Okie

Are you wearing a hat and does it have tinfoil on it?


13 posted on 06/08/2014 1:54:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Carry_Okie; Syncro

I think that a person voted in the primary then they cannot change party affiliation for the run off.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 1:55:26 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 1010RD
Are you wearing a hat and does it have tinfoil on it?

Not at all. I received this from the Senate Conservatives Fund yesterday (Jim DeMint's group):

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and his allies are planning to aggressively court Democrats to defeat conservative Chris McDaniel (R-MS) in the June 24th primary run-off election for U.S. Senate.

According to POLITICO:

Cochran's strategy "will involve reaching out to casual voters – including independents and Democrats – to swell the electorate with Mississippians who may not have participated in this week’s first round of voting."

Now, do I know this for a fact? No. Do I know how badly Bitch McConnell wants to preclude another Ted Cruz in the Senate? I think so. What about you?

I also have information from Breitbart that McConnell is among those coming to Cochran's aid.

So I asked the question. Kindly tell me what about that constitutes some kind of paranoid fantasy. If you cannot, please pull your slanderous post.

15 posted on 06/08/2014 2:03:40 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: RedMDer
I think that a person voted in the primary then they cannot change party affiliation for the run off.

That would be good news. Unfortunately, that is not the case in every State, which is why I asked about Mississippi law.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 2:04:40 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I’m in Mississippi and I agree with you


17 posted on 06/08/2014 2:08:58 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 24th Mississippi!)
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To: Carry_Okie

I got that from a post here on FR quoting the MS AG. I will try to find that post or another source when I get to a laptop or desktop.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 2:09:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer; Syncro

A person who voted in the Dim primary can not legally vote in the Republican run off. Emphasis on legally.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 2:09:58 PM PDT by WKB
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To: petitfour

Thanks for the ping


20 posted on 06/08/2014 2:10:39 PM PDT by WKB
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To: RedMDer; 1010RD
I got that from a post here on FR quoting the MS AG. I will try to find that post or another source when I get to a laptop or desktop.

Thank you, please do.

I have limited funds. I gave some to Bevin and all I got from that foolish dupe was expensive letters begging for more. I don't have the money to contribute flippantly against the combined forces of McConnell and the Slave Party when there are probably enough government employees in Mississippi venal and organized enough to do in McDaniel if the laws so permit. So I asked first.

If I do send McDaniel money, it will be directly and not through TPE. But first, I want to understand the prospects by checking out the battlefield.

21 posted on 06/08/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

It was a humorous post. I could only slander a real person not a pseudonym. I was told that only voters in the previous primary can vote. It’s an all new open primary again in MS?


22 posted on 06/08/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
I could only slander a real person not a pseudonym.

It is well enough known who I am that the distinction is immaterial. Further, I have a reputation on this forum I don't want disparaged witlessly. Got it?

It’s an all new open primary again in MS?

That was the question I was asking. I don't know Mississippi laws and such "open primaries" have been something of a fad with the RINOs trying to dilute the impact of the conservative vote. So it is entirely possible Haley Barbour got something like that through. So I asked.

Got it now?

23 posted on 06/08/2014 2:30:05 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Among registered voters, the only ones prohibited from voting in the GOP runoff are those who voted in the Democrat primary.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 2:40:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Syncro

I will not send support to a national TEA Party group but I will send a check to McDaniel.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 2:45:52 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldn't’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: WKB; Carry_Okie

Thanks.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 2:47:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Carry_Okie

I have no idea who you are. You’re not a Kardashian, are you?

You’re succumbing to a fundraising appeal. The issue hasn’t changed. Conservatives still have to get out the vote. I suspect that if they can get Cochran to debate later this week or early next, Cochran will get creamed come 6/24.

Organization on the ground will matter the most and that drives GOTV. How motivated are Cochran’s voters? Where will Thomas Carey’s voters go?


27 posted on 06/08/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Hoodat; 1010RD; RedMDer
Among registered voters, the only ones prohibited from voting in the GOP runoff are those who voted in the Democrat primary.

Got it, IOW Mississippi IS an "open primary" State. That's bad.

With as far ahead as Childers was in the Slave Party primary, I would expect the number the turnout to have been low and therefore the number of Democrat voters available to defeat McDaniel to be substantial. That means a well organized drive on their part would be able to take out McDaniel no matter what we do. Hence my question.

I hate this "open primary" crap.

28 posted on 06/08/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: 1010RD
Organization on the ground will matter the most and that drives GOTV.

Advantage Cochran.

How motivated are Cochran’s voters?

Money talks. Cochran is big on pork. McDaniel is not.

Where will Thomas Carey’s voters go?

They were only 1.5%. With Democrats who sat out the primary available to vote GOP in the runoff, that isn't much.

29 posted on 06/08/2014 2:54:20 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie
FYI..great analysis of the upcoming run-off here at Red State .

It explains why the strategy of trying to get Dems out won't work. And yes, only a person who voted in the GOP primary can vote in the run-off. That's a hard fact.. And since Miss implemented a Voter ID with this primary..there's very little chance for fraud. If people didn't have ID with them, they got a provisional ballot..they have 5 days to return with ID. It'll be interesting to learn how many provisional ballots were cast, and how many were verified..

30 posted on 06/08/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050
And yes, only a person who voted in the GOP primary can vote in the run-off. That's a hard fact.

You've got it wrong according to the Red State analysis you linked:

If a person voted in the Democratic primary Tuesday, he or she cannot vote in the June 24 Republican runoff — and vice-versa.

Obviously, the pool of Democrats who sat our their own primary but who will be sufficiently motivated to show up to vote in the GOP runoff is very small.

That is the pool we are talking about. And RedState's analysis is not necessarily well-reasoned. Childers won with 75% of the primary vote. That means the number of Democrats available to vote in the runoff may be substantial. Just their ability to turn out unionized bureaucrats may be enough.
31 posted on 06/08/2014 3:05:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Syncro

As much as I would like to see McDaniel as the nominee I’m not putting anything past the GOPe.


32 posted on 06/08/2014 3:10:43 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Carry_Okie
I thought that's what I said, or rather, meant to say..sorry, my bad..at least I got you the correct information..hope that helps..

Also, don't forget the 3rd guy in the race...I suspect nearly all of his voters will come out for McDaniel.I read somewhere that the guy is a very successful realtor, so they assume that everyone who ever bought or sold a house through him, or he ever helped with a mortgage, voted for him..

33 posted on 06/08/2014 3:12:25 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: jch10

Great, thanks for helping!

Send McDaniel as much as you can, he’s got to fight the dems and the GOP also.

When the top republicans fight against a conservative candidate, it just reinforces the need to get these Tea Party type Conservatives elected!


34 posted on 06/08/2014 3:28:47 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: RedMDer; Carry_Okie
I think that a person voted in the primary then they cannot change party affiliation for the run off.

I think that is correct, and seems to be the consensus from informed posters.

Of course the dems can pretty much perpetrate what ever type of fraud they can conjure up to help conservative candidates lose.

And the GOP will applaud them.

The GOPe would rather lose the Senate to the dems again then help good Conservative candidates who believe in our Constitutional Republic (we are NOT a democracy, as of course you both know) win

Congress is a good ol' boys corrupt millionaire's club and they want to keep it that way.

They will be stopped or eventually they will be responsible for the coming revolution.

35 posted on 06/08/2014 3:36:33 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: DoodleDawg
You got that rite!

See my Post #35

36 posted on 06/08/2014 3:38:13 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: ken5050
Also, don't forget the 3rd guy in the race...I suspect nearly all of his voters will come out for McDaniel.

I didn't and was expecting that. I'm afraid that the key here is whether the Slave Party would rather run against McDaniel or Cochran. The good news is that because it is a special election turnout will be suppressed, which is to the conservatives' advantage.

37 posted on 06/08/2014 3:38:21 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

if McDaniel and/or the Miss MSM can force a debate..that’s game/set/match...it’s over..


38 posted on 06/08/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Syncro

BUMP


39 posted on 06/08/2014 3:51:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Carry_Okie

http://www.sos.ms.gov/news_press_release.aspx?id=584

If there is a Primary Runoff Election:

The 2014 Primary Runoff Election will be held on June 24, 2014 (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-305)
Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Citizens must have been registered for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election to be eligible
to vote in the June 24, 2014 Primary Runoff Election. If an eligible voter did not participate
in the June 3rd Primary Election, the voter may vote in either the Democratic or Republican
Primary Runoff. The State of Mississippi does not allow “crossover” voting. Meaning,
if a voter cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary, he/she must cast a ballot in the Democratic
Primary Runoff. If a voter cast a ballot in the Republican Primary, he/she must cast a ballot
in the Republican Primary Runoff. (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-575)Uniformed and Overseas ballots
have been transmitted in accordance with State and Federal law.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 3:56:43 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Which means that if a registered Democrat did not show up for the primary election because Childers had a big lead, that registered Democrat can now vote in the Republican runoff. That is the cohort Cochran and McConnell are currently soliciting.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 4:50:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: ken5050
if McDaniel and/or the Miss MSM can force a debate..that’s game/set/match...it’s over..

I sure hope so, but a debate does not appear likely. The GOPe would rather win with money than principle.

42 posted on 06/08/2014 4:52:28 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Which means that if a registered Democrat

********

MS is just like TX you don’t register by party. You choose which primary you want to vote
in when you go to the polls. If you voted in the primary you can’t cross over for the runoff.
But yes they are looking for any voter that didn’t vote in the democrat primary.


43 posted on 06/08/2014 5:59:25 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

A distinction without a difference.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 6:09:39 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

A distinction without a difference.

*************

Yep, so be it, thems the rules.


45 posted on 06/08/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT by deport
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To: Carry_Okie

I don’t have a problem with open primaries. However, I have a BIG problem with taking the people who didn’t show up to vote in the primary or general election and allowing them to vote in a runoff. That’s not how we do it in Georgia. Here, they get a list of everyone who voted in the general (or each primary) and use those as the eligible lists for the runoff.


46 posted on 06/08/2014 6:52:18 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Carry_Okie

>> if a registered Democrat did not show up <<

Mississippi does not particularly like “registration” of any kind. It does not have registration by political party. It does not have registration for guns. You don’t even have to carry a “registration” card in your car or truck!


47 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:48 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hoodat
I don’t have a problem with open primaries.

I do. It allows an opposition party with a settled candidate to help pick their opponent.

48 posted on 06/08/2014 7:28:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

So...those democrats too lazy to vote in the democrat primary will suddenly get a burst of energy and slog their way to the voting booth to vote for Cochran?

Bwahaha...I did need a good laugh for the day!

In reality the democrats prefer McDaniel in the general instead of Cochran. So this meme is so convoluted.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 9:17:35 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: entropy12
So...those democrats too lazy to vote in the democrat primary will suddenly get a burst of energy and slog their way to the voting booth to vote for Cochran?

Money talks.

In reality the democrats prefer McDaniel in the general instead of Cochran.

So they say. You fell for it.

50 posted on 06/08/2014 9:27:36 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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