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Thad Cochranís Unlikely Donor Lineup (Bloomberg, Parker)
New York Times ^ | JUNE 13, 2014 | Derek Willis

Posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The adage that politics makes for strange bedfellows may have few better examples than the Senate race in Mississippi, where Senator Thad Cochran faces Chris McDaniel, a state senator, in a June 24 runoff.

The conservative Mitch McConnell, the moderate Michael Bloomberg and Sean Parker, a tech investor who usually backs Democrats, all agree on one thing: Mr. Cochran is their guy.

SNIP

Mr. Bloomberg, the moderate former New York City mayor, has given millions of dollars to a super PAC focused on promoting candidates who support his positions on same-sex marriage and tougher gun laws and $2.5 million to another PAC supporting Senate Democrats. Yet he also gave $250,000 to Mr. Cochran’s effort.

Mr. Parker, who made his millions on Napster and Facebook, is a backer of Democrats, including Cory Booker and the national party. He has given to President Obama’s 2012 campaign and to the PAC created by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords to address gun violence. He gave $250,000 to Mississippi Conservatives, which has run ads supporting Mr. Cochran.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; cochran; mcdaniel

1 posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They like Thud because they know he’s useless in the fight against Obama and extremist liberal causes.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 6:01:09 PM PDT by boycott
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like Barbour is pretty effectively shaking the money trees on behalf of Cochran.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 6:08:51 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nickcarraway

Unlikely. Right.

About as unlikely as the DemocRats funding Teddy Roosevelt’s run on the Progressive ticket.

They do not want a true, strong conservative constitutionalist to win.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 6:10:23 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Ping.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 6:11:30 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: nickcarraway

On one hand; It’s surprising to me that we haven’t learned of a giant android project funded by wealthy Dem donors and their buddies in silicon valley to create a race of androids who will run for Congress in synthetic competition with the other and vote, regardless of the winner of any given election, according to instructions delivered by external owners. Kind of like the gals on the Star Trek episode with the number tags around their necks...”Alice #2 and Alice #37” Remember?

On the other hand, how would we be able to tell the difference between that synthetic reality and what we have now?

The day I see “Debbie Wasserman-Schultz #92,194 is the day I blow my brains out.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t think it’s strange at all. Liberals supporting liberals, where is the oddity?


7 posted on 06/13/2014 6:45:45 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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They want McDaniel to spend all of his money so he won’t have any to spend against the democrat.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 9:03:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: nickcarraway

I hope McDaniel has the saavy to wave Bloomburg like a red flag in his campaign ads. Nothing brings out the Conservative base more than Bloomburg.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 2:30:34 AM PDT by AdaGray (q)
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bloomberg’s money to Thad is not about guns, it’s about amnesty. Even though Thad has voted for gun control despite what the NRA rating would infer, he voted for the 1991 “assault weapon” ban. Possibly bloomberg thinks he may do it again if given the opportunity but I believe whether Thad wins or loses the primary he will vote for amnesty when it comes up for a vote if he’s in office. Amnesty is what the Barbour lobbying firm and the “chicken man”, Sanderson Chicken, wants. I support Senator Chris McDaniel who supports our Second Amendment Rights and whose A+ record on same doesn’t contain a forgiven vote and who is against amnesty.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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