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Realtors start Mississippi air war (Don't buy a house! Rent from your aide!!)
politico.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 06/09/2014 11:54:08 AM PDT by cotton1706

The National Association of Realtors is preparing to air the first television ads of the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff, offering the first clear signal that Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s deep-pocketed national backers are digging in to support him in the next round of primary voting.

According to two media-tracking sources, the Realtors group has booked a small cable TV flight in the Memphis market, which covers populous parts of northern Mississippi. So far, the buy amounts to about $12,000 between June 11 and the June 24 runoff vote.

Such a small buy might not be significant on its own, but that dollar total could continue to grow. No other outside organization has gone on the air since the June 3 primary between Cochran and conservative challenger Chris McDaniel. Ahead of that vote, independent political organizations spent more than $8 million, with the bulk of it coming from groups opposed to Cochran’s reelection.

One of the major questions looming over the second Cochran-McDaniel vote is whether the heaviest-spending national groups, such as the pro-Cochran U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the pro-McDaniel Club for Growth, will continue to invest at the same rate they did before the first ballot.

Ahead of that vote, the Realtors were one of the biggest groups shelling out money on Cochran’s behalf and reported spending nearly $400,000 for television and online ads backing the senator’s campaign.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
How ironic is this?? A senator with residency issues gets the support of the Realty industry!
1 posted on 06/09/2014 11:54:08 AM 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 06/09/2014 11:55:08 AM PDT by WKB
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To: cotton1706

Cochran is so much an “inside the beltway” pol that he doesn’t even own a house in the state he is supposed to be representing.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706

“Ahead of that vote, independent political organizations spent more than $8 million, with the bulk of it coming from groups opposed to Cochran’s reelection.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/thad-cochran-boosted-by-realtors-ad-buy-107604.html#ixzz34AeKPwsg";

How Ironic. Conservative groups complain about Cochran not spending enough time in Mississippi while almost all of McDaniels money is coming outside of Mississipi.

Hypocrisy, thy name is teaparty.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 12:12:17 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: cotton1706

Not all real estate agents are members of the National Association of Realtors.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 12:15:22 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: staytrue

“Hypocrisy, thy name is teaparty.”

Really?? And where exactly did all the money in Mitch McConnell’s “warchest” come from?? In Lindsey Graham’s? In Lamar Alexander’s? In Mike Enzi’s? In John Cornyn’s? etc?


6 posted on 06/09/2014 12:16:58 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
the Realtors were one of the biggest groups shelling out money on Cochran’s behalf

What's up with that? How was Cochran feathering their nest?

7 posted on 06/09/2014 12:17:43 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: staytrue

You really think that 36 years of living off the taxpayers isn’t enough? Don’t call yourself a conservative.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: staytrue
How Ironic. Conservative groups complain about Cochran not spending enough time in Mississippi while almost all of McDaniels money is coming outside of Mississipi.

This will alll be moot when we finally repeal the 17th amendment.

9 posted on 06/09/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Just like Bobby Wexler. Remember that?


10 posted on 06/09/2014 12:24:10 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: cotton1706

That’s funny cotton!


11 posted on 06/09/2014 12:29:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: sauropod

Sorry, I don’t remember.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 12:30:44 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

But he has an “R” behind his name. To many on this forum, that is all that matters.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 12:33:04 PM PDT by sport
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To: cotton1706
When it comes to politics, the NAR is more a of thug union than an association.

It continually pimps its members for donations to its political PAC, which is rat all the way.

14 posted on 06/09/2014 12:35:52 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: txrefugee

“You really think that 36 years of living off the taxpayers isn’t enough?”

So, Cochran is the one living off the taxpayers? Thanks for the enlightenment. All this time I thought it was a job, like being a policeman, or Governor, or Congressman, or soldier, or fireman, or president, or mayor, etc. Maybe you will get the idea. Oh, I left out State Senators.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 12:39:43 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: staytrue

Do you happen to be one of Haley Barbour’s nephews by any chance?


16 posted on 06/09/2014 1:09:27 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Floriduh ‘Rat congresscritter. No home in FL, just in DC.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: cotton1706
It will Be all over YouTube, it will be all over Talk Radio, and it get more free airtime than it maybe worth. But, it maybe a brilliant political strategy and politically it may mean stick a fork in Thad he is done.

Must be some bad mo-jo going back years or these Realtors are rib-rock Conservatives who have had enough and are putting their money where their mouth is....

18 posted on 06/09/2014 2:14:37 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: staytrue
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Hypocrisy, thy name is teaparty.


Yeah ... I can pretty much see your point ...

I suspect that you would have bitched and moaned over Gen. George Washington's accepting "out-of-state" soliders at Valley Forge and the Battle of Yorktown.



We're in the "midst" (not the preview, mind you, moron) of the American Civil War II ...

Take a look at history ... this is a fight with "no quarter for the enemy" ...

The United States hasn't been this angry and polarized since the First Battle of Bull Run.



Either get your donation to McDaniel and Matt Bevin (like I've done) ...

or get your sorry "Bowe Bergdahl" carcass to the sidelines, weasel.



As Gen. George Patton Jr.'s namesake at Free Republic, I would have kicked your pathetic hide all the way to Stalin's Russina Front, you "coward".


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19 posted on 06/09/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: cotton1706
Wait till Travis Childers is on deck. He's going to get the Realtors support en toto then.
20 posted on 06/09/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: sauropod
Wexler claimed his mother-in-law's condo in a senior retirement community as his home.

-PJ

21 posted on 06/09/2014 3:44:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Childers is a member of the NAR.
22 posted on 06/09/2014 3:52:42 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: taildragger; cotton1706

taildragger: You got hoodwinked by Cotton. That is not the title of the Article. Cotton added the part in parenthesis. The NAR (National Association of Realtors) is backing Cochran with big bucks.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 8:48:21 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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