Skip to comments.Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate [McDaniel vs Cochran]
Posted on 06/08/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT by Syncro
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.
Tea Partys McDaniel, Ernst, & Daines Triumphant in Senate Primaries
Sacramento, CA Tea Party Express, the nations 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. Weve seen this time and time again- voters want leadership and they want solutions, and thats why Senator McDaniel edged Cochran in tonights 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 organizations Fighting for Liberty national bus tour held two rallies in Mississippi with McDaniel prior to the primary.
Thad, you have had your day. Go quietly home and get some rest. Go Chris!!!!!!!!!!
It is totally unpatriotic for Cocharan to stay in this race. How do he and his RINO elitist cheerleaders even stand themselves?
This man will be right there with Mike Lee and Ted Cruz! Lets get him into office!
Thanks for the comments and bumps!
Thad.....go out with your head held high....instead of forced out in defeat.
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!!!
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?
You need a debate, instanter.
Are you wearing a hat and does it have tinfoil on it?
I think that a person voted in the primary then they cannot change party affiliation for the run off.
Not at all. I received this from the Senate Conservatives Fund yesterday (Jim DeMint's group):
According to POLITICO:
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.
That would be good news. Unfortunately, that is not the case in every State, which is why I asked about Mississippi law.
I’m in Mississippi and I agree with you
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.
A person who voted in the Dim primary can not legally vote in the Republican run off. Emphasis on legally.
Thanks for the ping
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.
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?
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?
Its 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?
Among registered voters, the only ones prohibited from voting in the GOP runoff are those who voted in the Democrat primary.
I will not send support to a national TEA Party group but I will send a check to McDaniel.
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?
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.
How motivated are Cochrans voters?
Money talks. Cochran is big on pork. McDaniel is not.
Where will Thomas Careys 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.
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..
You've got it wrong according to the Red State analysis you linked:
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.
As much as I would like to see McDaniel as the nominee I’m not putting anything past the GOPe.
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..
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!
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.
See my Post #35
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.
if McDaniel and/or the Miss MSM can force a debate..that’s game/set/match...it’s over..
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.
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.
I sure hope so, but a debate does not appear likely. The GOPe would rather win with money than principle.
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.
A distinction without a difference.
A distinction without a difference.
Yep, so be it, thems the rules.
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.
>> 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!
I do. It allows an opposition party with a settled candidate to help pick their opponent.
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.
In reality the democrats prefer McDaniel in the general instead of Cochran.
So they say. You fell for it.