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Thad Cochran courting black Democrats to rescue GOP in Mississippi
The Guardian ^ | June 24 2014 | Paul Lewis

Posted on 06/24/2014 12:32:47 PM PDT by PoloSec

Democratic-leaning black voters in Mississippi are being asked to rescue the Republican establishment from another defeat by the Tea Party on Tuesday, in the final chapter of one of the most bizarre races of the Senate primary season.

The Mississippi Republican primary was forced into a run-off earlier this month after Chris McDaniel, a former talk radio host and Tea Party conservative, narrowly triumphed over , the incumbent senator who has occupied the same seat for four decades.

In the closing stages of the Mississippi race, 76-year-old Cochran, the epitome of a southern, Republican appropriator, has taken the unusual step of courting the votes of African Americans, who constitute 37% of the state’s population.

Under Mississippi rules, all voters, regardless of affiliation, are permitted to vote in the GOP primary, as long as they did not also cast a vote in the parallel Democratic primary. After the embarrassing defeat in the first round of voting, Cochran’s strategists calculated that their best option was to appeal to a broader base of voters, including those who do not usually support the party.

Cochran who has been joined on the campaign trail by Arizona senator – considered a moderate in Republican circles – has tacked to the left in the three-week campaign, emphasising the benefits of federal spending he has been instrumental in securing for Mississippi.

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


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

1 posted on 06/24/2014 12:32:47 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

That should oughta convince the TEA partiers why they need to get out IN FORCE to defeat this A-hole...

Is it true you can only vote in this primary run-off if you voted in the first one?


2 posted on 06/24/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Mr. K
Is it true you can only vote in this primary run-off if you voted in the first one?

No. Citizens must have been registered for the June 3 primary be eligible to vote in the June 24 runoff.

People who didn't vote in Tuesday's primary can vote in the June 24 runoff.

3 posted on 06/24/2014 12:39:45 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: PoloSec

This is driving such a wedge into the heart of the party. I think third party now is the way for the tea party to go.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 12:42:00 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 24th Mississippi!)
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To: PoloSec
The only way to overcome the GOPe/DemoRAT 4% margin-of-cheating is to defeat them by landslides.
5 posted on 06/24/2014 12:42:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: PoloSec

Yes....Ladiea & Gentlemen that reside in the great state of Mississippi, Thad Cochran has officially jumped the shark and accepted the mantle, as the now, Obama, Obamabot, African-American, left-wing Democrat candidate, in his quest to win the runoff race against, Chris McDaniel. Cochran is joined by RINOs, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and Haley Barbour, etc. These Republican Establishment low life may just as well also be called Obamabot Democrats.

So......Voters in the great state of: “Ole Miss”, get out and vote today for Chris McDaniel, the only anti-Obama candidate in the running!!! Do it...right now!!!


6 posted on 06/24/2014 12:43:30 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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An example of how the dirty, deceitful GOP establishment is aligned with the Democrat party.

Go McDaniel!!!


7 posted on 06/24/2014 12:44:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Sybeck1

Wrong!
Running a political party is a huge financial and administrative expense, and not every State has a screwed up GOP State Party.
Take over the existing operations of the GOP.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 12:45:35 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: PoloSec

If I still lived in MS, I would furious about this.
It’s one thing to have MY vote countered by a RINO.
It is another to have my vote countered by a democrat
voting in a GOP primary.

This is the worst kind of dirty trick.
And it will come back to bite the GOP in a big way, if
Cochran wins a GOP primary with democrat votes.

The state house and senate members who supported Cochran
and this nonsense will be run out of town, tar and feathered.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
There will be hell to pay, if Cochran wins in this way.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 12:48:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: PoloSec

We cannot let them win with these dirty underhanded tactics. Time to bury Thad!


10 posted on 06/24/2014 12:55:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Mr. K

No, anyone can vote. It is so open that brains leak out.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 12:59:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I wonder how many Democrats will be voting?


12 posted on 06/24/2014 1:00:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I really do not know!!! This is tricky stuff!!! I really believe that the number of African-Americans that vote for Thad Cochran will be voided out by a like number of Republican voters who were going to vote for Cochran, but switched their vote to McDaniel because of the “African-American” voter gig pulled off by the Republican Establishment led by Haley Barbour!!! I think a great numbers of “Cochran” Pubbies left Cochran to vote for McDaniel because of this dirty move by McCain, McConnell & Barbour, etc.!!!

And......the Black folks, already thrown under the bus by Obama, his Democrats, the CBC and NAACP, can now add the Republican Establishment & RINOs to their list of political abusers and users......WOW....talk about being adrift-at-sea!!! Under Obama, African-Americans have become economic slaves, under Haley Barbour...they have become political slaves!!! Gonna be adrift-at-sea, for a long time. Picked the wrong dudes to hang with!!!

Time is still left, folks, to cast your vote for Chris McDaniel!!! Do it!!!


13 posted on 06/24/2014 1:22:26 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: tennmountainman

Working as a GREETER, SIGN WAVER for McDaniel this morning in Desoto County, where McDaniel received 63% of the vote and carried all 39 prescient’s in the primary, I had several voter’s mention they had decided to vote and vote for McDaniel because of Thad seeking democrat votes, one voter indicated he had changed sides because of it. The primary was close and a few thousand democrats could make a difference. And I am furious about this also thad’s paid n Desoto County campaign manager was arrested Sunday night for destroying and stealing McDaniel signs, just another democrat for cochran.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 1:39:51 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

Thanks for the update. I was hoping there was going to be an opposite
reaction to Cochroach seeking RAT votes.
I only hope it is equal too. For every RAT vote there is a new vote for
McDaniel, as well.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Sybeck1

Third parties guarantee the Democrats will win. Enough die-hard socialists and low information voters will go for the Dems. The TEA party needs to reform the GOP from within.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 1:57:30 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Islander7; Michael Knight; ...
You know Phil Bryant could stop this or at least say this is in bad taste. We need to remember this day when our “Tea Party” governor is up for re-election.
17 posted on 06/24/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 24th Mississippi!)
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To: Sybeck1

They can all remember that the next time they’re up for election. Maybe all these new Republican supporters can vote for them then too?


18 posted on 06/24/2014 2:04:26 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: tennmountainman

me too


19 posted on 06/24/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: tennmountainman

And it will come back to bite the GOP in a big way, if
Cochran wins a GOP primary with democrat votes.


No, it won’t, just like the NRSC coaching Murkowski in securing her AK seat against TEA Joe Miller by courting the state’s RAT base running Independent.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 2:07:47 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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Some Election Notes from thoughout the day
21 posted on 06/24/2014 2:08:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: PoloSec
As the shenanigans roll on......

Updates From the Mississippi Senate Runoff


22 posted on 06/24/2014 2:34:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: neocon1984

The liberals in the GOP have all the positions of control and power and the Mississippi race shows they are more than willing to lose any race than give any power to a conservative. Third parties will lose and the GOP needs to be regulated to third party status and a conservative opposition second party given birth too in order to save, eh restore the republic.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 2:59:56 PM PDT by sarge83
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24 posted on 07/13/2014 9:04:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mr. K

Let me see if I have this correct. A liberal republican is begging for democrat black votes in Mississippi because the blacks vote for the very same democrats that enslaved them for hundreds of years, and this liberal republican cannot get elected without the help of the very people he swore to emancipate in 1964!?

Am I also correctly understanding that the REPUBLICAN is now begging the blacks that the democrats enslaved now needs those enslaved blacks to vote for him so he can continue voting to enslave those very blacks his party tried to save all those years ago?

I’m sorry, but I would never vote to enslave another human being and I won’t ever vote with a party that votes for Cochran, EVER!!!


25 posted on 07/13/2014 9:25:11 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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