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GOP Senators Scurry from NRSC HQ After McConnell's 'All In' for Thad Cochran Fundraiser
breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/11/2014 1:18:28 PM PDT by cotton1706

A dozen or so senior GOP senators gathered with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters to raise funds for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) on Tuesday evening.

Noteably, none of them seemed too proud of it, based on how quickly they scurried away from the building—some outright declining to offer even a simple word of praise for Cochran—when asked why they were there.

The fundraiser—a last dash from the GOP establishment and McConnell, who is “all in” to save Cochran from his conservative primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel—occurred just hours before conservative Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary for his Virginia House seat, delivering the biggest-ever blow the Tea Party has delivered to a sitting GOP incumbent.

Senators who gathered to offer financial support for Cochran included Cochran’s Mississippi colleague Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Corker (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and McConnell (R-KY).

Cochran himself didn’t even show up for the fundraiser.

A Republican staffer told Breitbart News the mood inside the room—in which both Wicker and McConnell spoke—was somber. There was “a lot of looking at shoes,” the staffer said, and “a lot of people anxious to get out the door.” When Wicker and McConnell spoke, the staffer said, “what they didn't say was stunning.”

“Thad's name was only mentioned once,” the staffer said, and there was “no talk of what he had done, or what he would do... The silence was deafening.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
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Hee hee. McConnell twisted their arms to show up and then they were like "I'm outta here!!"
1 posted on 06/11/2014 1:18:28 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Not many surprises on that list. Thune, maybe. He’s hit or miss on any day.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 1:20:29 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cotton1706

FUMM.

Eminem could represent consituents better than you.

https://www.google.com/search?q=eminem&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=U7qYU8_uB8SHyATLh4GoAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1441&bih=898


3 posted on 06/11/2014 1:21:31 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: cotton1706

I sent a little money for the McConnell campaign this morning. I knew this was going to happen.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 1:22:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: cotton1706
Cochran himself didn’t even show up for the fundraiser.

Of course not. It was past his bedtime.

-PJ

5 posted on 06/11/2014 1:22:21 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: ilgipper

What is Kelly Ayotte’s problem? She got elected from NH promising to be a conservative. She traitored just about every constitutional conservative issue before she even had time to unpack in DC....and never looked back.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT by grania
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To: Parley Baer

“I sent a little money for the McConnell campaign this morning.”

I hope you mean McDaniel??


7 posted on 06/11/2014 1:24:30 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

The fundraiser—a last dash from the GOP establishment and McConnell, who is “all in” to save Cochran from his conservative primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel—occurred just hours before conservative Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary for his Virginia House seat, delivering the biggest-ever blow the Tea Party has delivered to a sitting GOP incumbent.

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I’m betting if this had been scheduled after Tuesday, a lot less would have put in an appearance, arm twisting or not.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 1:24:31 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: cotton1706

Yep, I meant McDaniel. I am going to have to wash my hands now.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 1:25:26 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: grania

Ayotte, like Scott Brown, came under John McCain’s wing.

He’s like the Emperor with apprentices. And insidious and vile man.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 1:25:40 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

WE’RE COMING AFTER YOU NEXT, LAMAR!!!


11 posted on 06/11/2014 1:26:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
Honestly....the GOP is going to make this a hell of a lot bloodier than this battle needs to be with the Tea Party. It's time for these GOP weasels to actually 'practice what they preached' from the rhetoric they used to get elected.

I'll give it to them in a nutshell. Either stick to, and uphold, the principles that you ran on for election, or you are going to end up fishing with Eric Cantor this time next year.

We the People (I mean We the People who have be funding this country's gaggle-f*&k for the last 6 years) are sick of being lied to.

12 posted on 06/11/2014 1:26:58 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (If you never stop giving, they will never stop taking...some day the bird needs a push from the nest)
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To: cotton1706

Proud Senate Conservatives Fund donor checking in.

Is the GOPe on the run?

Good!


13 posted on 06/11/2014 1:27:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: ilgipper

I helped him with $1K in his first race. He’s becoming disappointing. Might have to back a challenger next time.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: cotton1706

bookmark


15 posted on 06/11/2014 1:29:50 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Uncle Miltie

SCF needs to endorse Joe Carr for senate in Tennessee now. Lets get momentum going


16 posted on 06/11/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Parley Baer
LOL! This isn't a good time to be placing a bet on a horse with a gimpy leg, is it?

If only South Carolina's primary could be delayed until the end of this month too!

17 posted on 06/11/2014 1:31:26 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706

I hope KY is “all in” to remove McConnell by any political means
necessary.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: cotton1706

I watched a floor vote on the debt ceiling extension and the cloture vote before it.

During the process where McConnell voted YES on cloture to increase the nation’s debt, he was surrounded by Corker and Murkowski, Cornyn and many of the others.

They are McConnell’s closet cronies based on what I saw there.

Ted Cruz stood off to the side and Rand Paul was pretty far away, too.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Political Junkie Too

LOL.
Cochran is AWOL from his own campaign.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: cotton1706

Now that Sen. John Cornyn (RINO-TX) has won the recent primary, he now feels free to go back to betraying conservatives by helping raise funds for big spending establishment Cochran to help defeat conservative McDaniel. He backed Charlie Christ and Arlen Specter against against Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey, respectively, in 2009. We all know how that worked out.

Despite having weak candidates running against Cornyn in the recent TX primary, he only received 59% of the vote. With a strong opponent, Cornyn would have been history.

The applause as he was introduced at the Texas Republican Convention last week was very weak. Cruz, as expected, got an unabated burst of applause and chorus of cheers.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 2:01:30 PM PDT by JeepersFreepers (The heart of the wise inclines to the right but the heart of the fool to the left. (Eccl 10:2 NIV))
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To: Qiviut

And of course, John Cornyn, the Texas embarrassment, was there. Thanks to the NRSC “slating” the election here in March, we are stuck with that wimp for another six years. Stockman, the weirdo straw man that the NRSC claimed was Cornyn’s opponent, but who never mounted a campaign, is sitting on a beach somewhere counting his campaign money. That’s how crooked the Republican Party has become.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 2:12:23 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ilgipper

But look at all the “conservative” states represented:

MS, AK, TN x 2, UT, WY, SD, TX, AL, and KY

They’re not a Senate or a gang. They’re just a club.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Parley Baer

$50 bump from California to McDaniel’s Campaign.

Might as well.... nobody to give it to here in California.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 4:05:03 PM PDT by super7man
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To: cotton1706
Senators who gathered to offer financial support for Cochran included Cochran’s Mississippi colleague Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Corker (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and McConnell (R-KY).

WOW!!!!!.. A freakin' RINO parade

25 posted on 06/11/2014 4:07:28 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: cotton1706

Hey Breitbart, Murkowski is from Alaska, not Alabama.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 4:07:47 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: txrefugee

Makes me sick to my stomach we were not able to raise a decent candidate to deep six Cornyn. He’s with us till 2020....:(


27 posted on 06/11/2014 4:09:21 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: ilgipper

Heck!

We’re missing McCain and that what’s-his-name - you know, that famous conservative from North Carolina who faced a primary last week - that .... uhm, er ...


28 posted on 06/11/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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