Skip to comments.$300 and 1000 Signatures to run as Independent Senator in Mississippi
Posted on 06/24/2014 8:37:46 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Qualifications: Each senator must be at least 30 years old, must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and must be, at the time of the election, an inhabitant of the state they seek to represent. U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 3. Fee for political party candidates: $300 paid to respective state executive committees secretary. Miss. Code Ann. §23-15-297.p Party candidates submit a qualifying statement of intent along with the qualifying fee.p Independent candidates file a qualifying statement of intent and a petition with the Secretary of State containing signatures of not less than 1,000 qualified electors of the state. Miss. Code Ann. §23-15-359.
Can he do this though, having already been in the Republican primary? Any further details?
Dang - I missed that part ...
I think he should wait to primary Wicker in 2018.
Find someone else to run third party if greedy Wicker refuses to resign.
Well, he won’t win. And, he’d pretty much hand the seats to the Dems.
and that would make a difference, how?
What difference, at this time, does it make?
The seat already got handed to the Dems genius. They got their candidate, Thad Cochran. He won with Democrat votes.
I guess the only other option is write in ...
If it’s good enough for MurKOWski....
I’m pretty sure we have a sore loser law as well.
The other possibility is a write-in like Mur’cow’ski did in Alaska and won.
Any republican that voted for McDaniel should feel DISENFRANCHISED.
No way I would vote for Thad after the way those sleazeballs pulled the rug out from under true republicans. Thad had to rely on democrats to win.
He’s been there too long. He’s part of the problem — not part of the solution.
Two Republicans running in the general election might guarantee victory for the Democrat.
About 35% of eligible voters in Mississippi are Black.
Any successful Republican candidate will need 80% of the white vote to win.
Splitting the white vote two ways almost guarantees a Democrat victory.
Well, he wont win. And, hed pretty much hand the seats to the Dems.
The dems are the ones that handed the republican nomination to him. The party needs a lesson.
But could use a 'write-in' campaign to organize a 'Tea-Party' ...
If I lived in Mississippi I would vote Rat or stay home. Living in Texas I will not be voting for Juan Cornrows I will either vote Rat or not at all. The GOPe needs a serious lesson.
The Republican Party is NOT compelled to hold “Open Primaries,” where Democrats can cast the deciding votes.
If we pay for and manage our own primary elections, we can write the election rules any way we like.
But, since we ask Mississippi taxpayers to pay for our primary elections, we have to obey federal and state laws.
So, what difference will it make? A true Democrat win or a RINO - same thing.
“Splitting the white vote two ways almost guarantees a Democrat victory.”
Cochran is a democrat, so what difference does it make?
McDaniel should pursue a write-in campaign. And if the Dem happens to win..so be it.
The GOP-E needs to pay a heavy price for their constant attacks on conservatives. Otherwise, they will never learn.
If RATs can vote in the MS GOP primary, surely McDaniel can run
an an independent.
Cochran is already a democrat. Democrats put him over the top in
We have guaranteed pick up victories in only three states:
South Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia.
Landrieu, the Democrat, is within 3% in Louisiana.
Pryor, the Democrat, holds a small lead in Arkansas.
Hagan, the Democrat is tied in North Carolina.
Nunn, the Democrat, holds a small lead over Kingston, the Republican who is expected to win the primary, in Georgia.
Braley, the Democrat, holds a small lead in Iowa.
And, Mitch McConnell holds just a 1.5% lead in Kentucky.
A year ago, I predicted Republicans would gain 4 Senate seats.
Today, I'm beginning to think we will gain just three.
Don’t get mad. Get even.
That’s what could happen when you sh$t on your base with dirty tricks.
Like begging for RAT votes in a GOP primary.
He still votes for the leadership. THAT is what is important.
3rd parties = Socialism
You get a socialist
So, if the election is Socialist Vs Socialist, what do we get if we don’t go third party?
Had Cochran lost would you be as anxious for Cochran to invest $300 and get the 1,000 signatures?
Chris McDaniel should start collecting sigs right now after Bad Cockran stole the election w/ RAT votes
Anyone with an “r” after their name who continues to eat the sh*t sandwiches the gopE feeds them is part of the problem.
I’m in Texas and I’ll be staying home. Cornyn will NEVER get my vote. Actually, I’m committed to never vote for any R again. I’ve been yelling third party for 10 years. If it had been started 10 years ago instead of trying to fix the republican party from the inside the republican party would not exist today.
I think it would be funny as hell if the 35% black voters defeated Cochran.
If Cochran won by 10 points even with Democrat voters it would be different.
I’d vote third party in a western state. Certainly consider Dem if it is MS or SC with Lindsey Graham. No-one is going to say Lindsey Graham lost re-election because the GOP alienated Hispanics in SC.
I wouldnt want to give a bump to the Hispanic candidate (Alameel is actually arab but an open borders immigrant-values type candidate) if it is a race in Texas or Arizona.
If Carmona beat Jeff Flake that would have been a huge lie they could have perpetrated about the hispanic vote if the protest votes went to Carmona. If the third party got 20% that would tell a different story.
As it is now. Jeff Flake got elected. He supported amnesty. He is the most hated Senator after McCain. The 20 dog deaths have made him look terrible.
The media will sell BS about how the reason the RINO lost is because of the Hispanic vote when it was mostly white Republican voters who voted third party or voted Dem to punish. They will push this BS regardless but the problem is you want as few Republicans as possible to buy this BS. I’ve seen people post on Mick Mulvaney’s facebook that he is right to pander to Family value, hard working Hispanics with his amnesty push.
A write in campaign CAN win.
Look at the June 3 results here:
(Mississippi results are down the page)
Notice the top vote getter that night was McDaniel. The ENTIRE Democrat slate didn’t get HALF the votes of EITHER Republican.
I don’t think Cochran will get DEMOCRAT votes in the general election, do you?
McDaniel could repeat what he did on June 3 and be the next Senator from Mississippi.