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Mississippiís revolution may be just starting
Politico ^ | 6/24/14 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 06/24/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson

JACKSON, Miss. — Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet, Mississippi.

As the tumultuous fight for Sen. Thad Cochran’s seat in Washington hurtles toward a close on Tuesday, this bitter reality has started to dawn on Republicans here: The larger battle for power within the Mississippi Republican coalition is only just beginning.

In this deeply Republican, nearly one-party state, the race between Cochran and conservative challenger Chris McDaniel has torn open long-developing divisions within the GOP power structure. The six-term senator and his allies, led by former Gov. Haley Barbour and an army of entrenched figures in Washington and the state capital, have maintained a tight grip on political power in Mississippi since it became a Republican state in the first place.

McDaniel’s campaign has challenged that edifice of party orthodoxy. A confrontational conservative who made a name for himself as a sharp-elbowed member of the Legislature, McDaniel has been surrounded in his race by a throng of ideological fellow travelers in the state Senate. They ride on his campaign bus and speak at his rallies. Like McDaniel, they have campaigned against the establishment in Jackson and enjoy support of the tea party — and they may set their sights on higher office as early as next year.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: mississippi
Miss., send cochran packing tonight!
1 posted on 06/24/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I’d crawl over broken glass to vote there today if I still lived there.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 12:55:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
Miss., send cochran packing tonight!

about what time will we have some indication? i am very nervous...

3 posted on 06/24/2014 12:55:44 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Destroy Cochran tonight. ELECT MCDANIEL!


4 posted on 06/24/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

If Cochran wins tonight with the help of RAT votes in a GOP primary,
there will be hell to pay to those local politicians who supported Cochran
and this desperate act.
And rightfully so.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 12:56:51 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: latina4dubya

polls close at 8pm EDT...mcdaniel needs to win big in NW Miss. (de soto co.) and limit cochran’s margins in hinds co. (western jackson suburbs)


6 posted on 06/24/2014 12:57:30 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
Win or lose this week, conservatives here predict that Mississippi’s state elections in 2015 will bring another reckoning for the party. The reality that McDaniel has come so close to unseating Cochran may herald a larger-scale shift in culture for a state where seniority has long been king.

no way... McDaniel must win this one... it does not usually pay in the short-run to just come close... which, in turn, dampers the long-run...

7 posted on 06/24/2014 12:57:32 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson
McDaniel has been surrounded in his race by a throng of ideological fellow travelers in the state Senate. They ride on his campaign bus and speak at his rallies. Like McDaniel, they have campaigned against the establishment in Jackson and enjoy support of the tea party — and they may set their sights on higher office as early as next year.

Wooo!

8 posted on 06/24/2014 12:59:29 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

It needs to dawn on the GOPe that this is a generational shift as much as it is ideological. This is the best it will get for GOPe from now on. Then every election from now on it will get worse. You can’t out wait the tea party. Especially when the debt is increasing, and that is what fuels the tea party.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 1:01:18 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: latina4dubya

This is why I am an independent. I vote for the candidate.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: latina4dubya

barbour thinks mississippi is his personal plantation, and the serfs like mcdaniel need to stay in line...


11 posted on 06/24/2014 1:01:35 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I used to think I was so smart voting for a Demorat or a Pubbie until I found out that good Demorats vote with Obama.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 1:04:52 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves is for amnesty and thinks Conservatives are too stupid to figure out how he killed our illegal immigrant bill. I supported reeves and he said he was against illegal-immigration, I’ll not support him for anything ever again. Too many of our elected Conservative Republicans in Mississippi don’t understand the meaning of the word, it’s just an obligatory slogan to them.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 1:05:20 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

I don’t expect Darth Barbour to go quietly. The Empire will strike back.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 1:06:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: duffee

We refer to Reeves as the ‘redheaded bill gates’.

He’s slimy.

Won’t vote for him for anything after he killed that bill either. Wouldn’t vote for him for dogcatcher. If he needs votes at some point in the future, maybe all the ‘new citizens’ will vote for him?


15 posted on 06/24/2014 1:09:06 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thank you for remembering my phrase.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

16 posted on 06/24/2014 1:14:02 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Will we have a live thread going?


17 posted on 06/24/2014 1:15:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

What’s the last line on the race?


18 posted on 06/24/2014 1:23:03 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: LonePalm

That’s me if Ted Cruz and/or Sarah Palin are on the ballot.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ms/mississippi_senate_republican_primary_runoff-5094.html

mcdaniel up +6.3


20 posted on 06/24/2014 1:24:09 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“This is why I am an independent. I vote for the candidate.”

Here in New Mexico you would not get to vote in the primary, being independent or DTS. It prevents the Rats from sabotaging the Republican primary.

Is Mississippi an open primary state?


21 posted on 06/24/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Uncle Miltie

Looks promising


22 posted on 06/24/2014 1:29:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Let us hope this is the start of a new revolution. Let us hope this is the rise of a new Republic! We can but pray!


23 posted on 06/24/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

When Politico cries for the Republican Party, it means liberal socialists are happy things seem bad for conservatives and America.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 1:49:12 PM PDT by RicocheT (It ain’t a party ’til the dogs are eating the corpses in the street.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Mississippi voters, elect McDaniels. Be smarter than Kentucky...


25 posted on 06/24/2014 1:55:48 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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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

Another non Mississippi “Vote” for McDaniel.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 2:09:44 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

McDaniel pulling away. Check the dates and velocity:

Polling Data

Poll

Date

Sample

McDaniel

Cochran

Spread

RCP Average 6/12 - 6/20 — 49.3 43.0 McDaniel +6.3
Chism Strategies (D) 6/20 - 6/20 697 LV 52 44 McDaniel +8
Chism Strategies (D) 6/17 - 6/18 1192 LV 50 44 McDaniel +6
NSON Opinion Strategy 6/13 - 6/17 400 LV 44 45 Cochran +1
The Polling Company (R) 6/12 - 6/13 501 LV 52 40 McDaniel +12
Chism Strategies (D) 6/13 - 6/13 821 LV 47 48 Cochran +1
Chism Strategies (D) 6/5 - 6/5 832 LV 51 48 McDaniel +3


27 posted on 06/24/2014 2:36:36 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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