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Chris McDaniel to Newsmax: 'I Will Defeat Sen. Cochran' in Tuesday Runoff
News Max ^ | June 15 2014 | John Gizzi

Posted on 06/15/2014 2:14:41 PM PDT by PoloSec

With just over a week to go before the nationally-watched run-off election in Mississippi June 24, signs strongly point to defeat for 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, his state's first Republican senator since Reconstruction and possibly the next chairman of the all-powerful Senate Appropriations Committee if the GOP take control of the Senate this fall.

According to two just-completed polls, Cochran trails conservative State Sen. and tea party favorite Chris McDaniel, who made headlines nationwide when he outpolled the veteran senator in the initial primary last month.

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In an exclusive interview with Newsmax last week, McDaniel, 41, predicted flatly that "I will defeat Thad Cochran." The people of Mississippi, he told us, "are conservative and we led in the primary because we took our message to them. They were energized and motivated to turn out then, and they will be even more energized and motivated to vote on June 24."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel

1 posted on 06/15/2014 2:14:41 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
Any word if the GOP-E will reach out to their Democrat base again?

/johnny

2 posted on 06/15/2014 2:19:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

the cochran campaign is counting on a huge turnout of Mississippi ‘animal lovers’.

mitch is probably working the phones.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 2:20:52 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: PoloSec

Careful Chris; you and your supporters would do well not to get over confident. If Haley “Boss Hog” Barbour succeeds in getting a lot of Black Democrats to the polling place to repay ol’ Thad for past favors, this could be close. Also, if all of Thad’s supporter vote for the Dem in November to punish you..... who knows? Don’t get cocky and don’t get over confident.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 2:26:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker
if all of Thad’s supporter vote for the Dem in November to punish you.

I've been told here on FR that only conservative purists do something like that. Certainly the GOP-E wouldn't sabotage a candidate in the general election, would they? (cough)

/johnny

5 posted on 06/15/2014 2:31:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Din Maker

McD supporters must not be overconfident; I am not sure he will be nominated but surely hope so. The worse candidate usually prevails among the American people.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 2:31:52 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: PoloSec

7 posted on 06/15/2014 2:32:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m not sure how this runoff works. Isn’t it ONLY people who voted in the Republican primary the first time round who are allowed to actually go?

In that case, surely its just about Cochran turning out Democrats who ALREADY voted for him, and the couple of people who voted for the third guy? He can’t just get a boatload of Democrats who didn’t vote in the Republican primary to come out for him, can he?


8 posted on 06/15/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: PoloSec

“The support of Bloomberg, one of the nation’s best-known gun control advocates, is particularly incongruous, given Cochran’s endorsement from the National Rifle Association.”

Nothing odd about that, it’s called STRATEGIC THINKING. Bloomberg knows that both will be against gun control, but Cockran will also be for AMNESTY, and that if he gets that (which is highly unlikely now, thank you Cantor), then gun control or any other Democrat dream will be a piece of cake, in a country that is, at least, 60/40 Democrat.

It would sure be nice if REPUBLICANS could also start to think a bit past the big money and the next election.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 2:46:29 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Din Maker
Careful Chris; you and your supporters would do well not to get over confident. If Haley “Boss Hog” Barbour succeeds in getting a lot of Black Democrats to the polling place to repay ol’ Thad for past favors, this could be close.

If they didn't vote in the first primary, they can't vote in the run off, but who cares about the law...

10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:33:55 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: PoloSec
Chris McDaniel to Newsmax: 'I Will Defeat Sen. Cochran'

Do not...DO NOT...underestimate the GOPe's ability to pull something out of their hat. Their backs are against the wall, they've invested a lot on Cochran, they're going to say and try and do anything to win.

11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: USS Alaska
If they didn't vote in the first primary, they can't vote in the run off, but who cares about the law...

If they voted in the first Democrat primary then they can't. If they didn't vote at all in the first primary then they can vote in this one regardless of party affiliation.

12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:59:37 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Viennacon
Isn’t it ONLY people who voted in the Republican primary the first time round who are allowed to actually go?

No. Only people who voted in the first Republican primary OR people who did not vote in either the Republican or Democrat primary can vote in the runoff. They do have to have been registered voters before the primary and that's true regardless of party registration. The only registered voters who can't win in the Republican runoff are those who voted in the Democrat primary. Link

13 posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:19 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Ah, I see. Still, Cochran is in real trouble


14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:17:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: DoodleDawg
Can they still vote if they're dead?
15 posted on 06/15/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Viennacon
Still, Cochran is in real trouble

I don't disagree at all. But still I can't see the GOPe going away quietly into the night and it scares me. McDaniel can't get cocky. He needs to run like he's five points behind at all times. He needs his base to turn out big time to overcome the crossover vote. This isn't over. Not by a long shot.

16 posted on 06/15/2014 5:37:43 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Din Maker
If Haley “Boss Hog” Barbour succeeds in getting a lot of Black Democrats to the polling place

I can't understand how this would work for Cochran. If I'm a Democrat and the Republicans say to me, "Come vote in our primary for the guy who is going to beat your candidate in November," I wouldn't do it. If anything, I would vote for the weaker Republican candidate.

So what is Barbour saying, "Come you Democrats and vote for Cochran because he'll lose the general election"? I just don't see it.

17 posted on 06/15/2014 7:36:59 PM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: USS Alaska

If they didn’t vote in the first primary, they can’t vote in the run off, but who cares about the law...
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You’re STILL confused over that aren’t you USS Alaska? The exact opposite, of what you said is true. Anyone, Republican or Democrat, who did NOT vote in the first Primary of either Party, CAN vote in the runoff. Any Democrat who voted in the Democrat Primary canNOT vote in the run-off. 85,000 people voted in the Dem Primary. They’re the only ones who can’t vote in the run-off.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 6:49:48 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: T Ruth

In reply to your Post #17: MS is one of the most Republican States in the nation. Everyone knows that the Dem will not win in November. So, what the Cochran campaign is saying is: “You Dems know that the Democrat is not going to win in November. So, come on out to the GOP run-off and vote for ol’ Thad. You know he’s the one that’s keeping all that Federal money coming in from the govmint so you can keep getting your free goodies”.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 6:57:56 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Viennacon

I’m not sure how this runoff works.
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See my Post #18.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 7:05:39 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: All

Everyone needs to read DoodleDawg’s Post #16. I am in 100% agreement with what he says.

Din Maker


21 posted on 06/16/2014 7:09:38 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker
I am in 100% agreement with what he says.

She.

22 posted on 06/16/2014 7:12:10 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PoloSec; WKB; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

MS Ping


23 posted on 06/16/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: DoodleDawg

Oops; my bad. Sorry.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 7:44:32 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: PoloSec
Don't count your chicks before they hatch or your work until its done, remember all, remember long, the Battle of Bull Run

Listen to Johnny, Mr. McDaniel.

25 posted on 06/16/2014 11:35:25 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Din Maker

You must be right. It’s the only thing that makes sense. But if I were a Dem in MS, I wouldn’t buy it.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 12:46:47 PM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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