Skip to comments.Final chapter underway in nation's ugliest primary
Posted on 06/24/2014 4:39:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Lifelong Democrat Jackie Bland is doing something she never thought she'd do: Urge people to vote for a Republican.
Bland supports Thad Cochran, a six-term Mississippi senator who's trying to fend off a fierce tea party challenge to his seat from Chris McDaniel as voting got underway in Tuesday's primary runoff.
Two weeks ago, Bland helped put up 5,000 pro-Cochran posters in black communities and talk to people about his record.
"We wanted to raise the awareness to African-Americans that we do have a stake in this runoff election," she said.
She pointed to Cochran's efforts to secure federal funds for jobs, Head Start programs and health centers relied upon by African-Americans in the state.
"We don't want to move backwards," she said.
Bland's efforts reflect the high stakes locally and nationally in the Cochran-McDaniel showdown and also illustrate the unscripted political realities of particular states that play out on Election Day.
In this case, it's apparent that Cochran needs Democrats to keep his job, and some Democrats heed the fact that Democratic Senate nominee Travis Childers likely won't win in November, so they turn out for a Republican.
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“Turned away”. Love how the MSM is trying to spin this as some voter suppression instead of the real story: Street money DemocRATS trying to buy a RINO.
The dems here are trying to do what they did to ensure a Murkowski win.
They know who are their paid for harlots, and will fight to support their R labeled operatives at any cost.
:09 to go?
Or jus’ doing’ whatcha gots to do?
Sad commentary on today’s political scene
Anyway ya cutthroat it.
So she’s basically admitting she’s organizing support so he’ll bring back other taxpayer’s money to spend on her.
The Tea Party better start running a Teadem Party candidate in the dem primary. That will keep the dems in their own area.
Guaranteed voter fraud if McDaniel doesn’t win and they all know it.
The primary season is still young.
Look at this flyer the Rats are putting out: