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In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel’s Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy
nytimes.com ^ | 6/22/14 | Theodore Schleiffer

Posted on 06/22/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT by cotton1706

LAUREL, Miss. — Chris McDaniel’s Republican campaign for the Senate barreled through Mississippi on Sunday on anti-establishment, Tea Party-invigorated energy as the state’s runoff primary race entered its final hours.

The Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s largest organizations aligned with the movement, was the host of three bus tour events earlier this weekend, with a fourth planned for later Sunday — all intended to raise support for Mr. McDaniel, who will face the incumbent, Senator Thad Cochran, in the runoff election on Tuesday.

Five years have passed since Tea Party groups began protesting big government at summer town-hall meetings across the country, and this runoff has become a test of the movement’s durability, especially after a Tea Party challenger defeated the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, in a primary this month. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage

Senator Thad Cochran, left, during a campaign stop.

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At the tour’s kickoff event on Friday evening in a parking lot here, 10 minutes from Mr. McDaniel’s hometown, American flags waved as a husband-and-wife band, the Rivoli Revue, jammed on guitars bearing American flag insignia and sang songs criticizing government overreach with titles like “Restoring America,” “USSA” and “Repeal Obamacare.”

“The establishment has ‘fell’ my friend. Thad Cochran has to go,” the couple sang for 70 Mississippians from a stage at the side of a Ramada Inn. Behind the band hung a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag. “Those bailouts have to stop,” went another song. “That stimulus must end. Repeal Obama health care. No cap-and-trade my friend.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: elections
Susan Barnett, a former teacher who has known Mr. McDaniel since he was a toddler, exhorted the crowd: “Who is going to elect our nominee? Let’s not let it be the special-interest lobbyists.

“They’re not going to select our senatorial candidate. We the people will select him. It will not be the political machine and the Republican old guard.”

1 posted on 06/22/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT by cotton1706
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2 posted on 06/22/2014 1:44:44 PM PDT by WKB
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To: cotton1706

Sneering is best done with facial expressions and vocalizations, but this NY Times writer has managed to do it with the printed word.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 1:48:46 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: cotton1706

“The establishment has ‘fell’ my friend.”

No doubt a dig by this metrosexual reporter at the expense of these yokels who support a tea party candidate, intentionally mistakening “failed” for “fell”. If only he could have been assigned to cover Moochelle’s “Your’re Too Stupid to Know What to Feed Your Own Kids So the Federalcrats Will Dictate That to You” campaign rather than this hick campaign in Mississippi.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 2:18:04 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: centurion316

Love it!


5 posted on 06/22/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: centurion316

And that should make a victory on Tuesday even more delicious!


6 posted on 06/22/2014 2:53:31 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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Senator Chris McDaniels will be a great senator.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 4:30:34 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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