Skip to comments.McDaniel Returns Neo-Confederate Cash
Posted on 06/19/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The campaign of Mississippi Senate hopeful Chris McDaniel has returned a donation from a controversial neo-Confederate supporter. A McDaniel spokesman declined to elaborate, but told Fox News First that the campaign gave back the $800 contribution from Carl Ford as soon as we learned about it. The campaign of embattled Republican incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has attacked McDaniel for the donation from Ford, a Mississippi secessionist who was part of the defense team representing a Klansman convicted in 1998 of murdering a 1960s civil rights leader during the fight to desegregate the state.
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Surprise, surprise /s/.
Given that Confederates and KKK supporter are Democrats, of course he gave the money back. He wouldn’t want to be viewed as a liberal.
Why would they call attention to this and why would McDaniel return the money?
Cheap shot. The donation means nothing unless McDaniel actually agrees with the guy’s politics. Where’s the evidence of that?
Candidates get many donations. They can’t know who every person is.
Cochran must be in a serious world of political hurt right now.
This is a hail mary act of desperation.
Congratulations McDaniel, you’re sure to win.
Was the donation made in Confederate dollars?
Will Cochran return cash given by megacrooks who are destroying our country?
Must be hard to actually buy stuff with it.
An organ run by Murdock.
Have you priced confederate paper money? I remember buying a pack of mixed currency from the Army/Navy surplus in Huntsville to use as play money. I wish I still had some of it!
ford must be a childrers supporter.
In this day and age, and particularly with the contentiousness of this particular race, I would think that McDaniel would have someone on his staff charged with checking out all the larger donations before any check is deposited.
We were in Pass Christian most of last week and I tried to catch the local evening news to see what was going on in the world of politics. When Texas had its runoff races it was wall to wall commercials and signs everywhere. Saw very, very little of that down there and I seemed to know more about their politics than the locals I spoke with. In spite of that, I am sure many of the people in Mississippi will be glad when next Tuesday’s election is over.
Somebody finds a chest of money and starts planning how to spend it. It turns out that it's Confederate and worthless.
Nowadays, if you find a trove of CSA bucks you could make out pretty well if you know how to market it to collectors and enthusiasts.
Watch out for cheap replicas (I have some of those from when I was a kid).
When you stop and think about it how would anyone know the difference between issued and replica? ;’)