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Cochran defeats McDaniel in tight GOP Senate runoff race
Fox News ^ | 6-24-2014

Posted on 06/24/2014 8:45:51 PM PDT by mtrott

Battling for his political survival, six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly edged out challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race that was too close to call for much of the night.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
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CNN is covering this now, and making some of the most vapid analysis imaginable. Gloria Borger actually focused on the narrative that Cochran was so smart to have encouraged democrats and black voters to support him in order to keep McDaniel out, as if this was some sort of brilliant strategy for Republicans to engage in. Sheer stupidity, since in a general election, not one of those crossover voters will actually vote for a Republican. I just cannot believe they are putting this level of commentary out on national TV.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 8:45:51 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: mtrott

Thad won by roughly 7,000 votes tonight. Hinds county is roughly 75% Dem. A robo call went out stating “say no to the tea party. They hate the first black president... say no to the tea party by voting for Thad”

The call was placed mainly to african americans in MS

Here are the number from the main targeted county.. Hinds:

On June 3rd

T. Cochran (i)
65.7%
10,928

C. McDaniel
33.8%
5,621

TONIGHT:

T. Cochran (i)
72.0%
17,927

C. McDaniel
28.0%
6,962

Total vote count with 99.8% reporting:

189,355 thad
182,756 McDaniel


2 posted on 06/24/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

McDaniel didn’t concede.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT by scbison
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To: mtrott
This race is the GOP Establishment giving conservatives the middle finger, AGAIN!

How much do think we are going to take?

4 posted on 06/24/2014 8:47:50 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I won’t pull the lever.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 8:48:45 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: scbison

Good, as well he should not! It’s way too close.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 8:49:22 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: TigerClaws

Well, it’s done. Cochran retires in eighteen months...the governor picks the insider with no reputation...and things just keep going on. I think if I were a Tea Party individual in Mississippi....I’d remember this and put myself into the middle of mess on every single occasion. The only way that Cochran won...was by getting Democrats into the primary...so I’d make them sweat this out on every single race possible.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 8:49:32 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: TigerClaws

Unbelievably, it seems the mainstream media narrative will be that this was some great victory for the GOP establishment, and a crippling defeat for the tea party and conservatives. Here you have a sitting Senator who has been in the seat for 36 years and barely squeaks out a win.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 8:51:15 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: TigerClaws

Cochran did not win the Republican vote. It’s a hollow victory because McDaniel actually won the Republican vote, should have won the primary if it had been fair.

And those horrible phone calls should go viral, this is how these power-crazed liberals win. I think power-crazed liberals should be our new mantra to counter “right-wing extremist”


9 posted on 06/24/2014 8:51:24 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

THIRD

PARTY

NOW


10 posted on 06/24/2014 8:52:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mtrott

mcdaniel needs to counter by running as a write in. flip the tables on the GOPe and use their own tactics against them

i hope he has the energy for it.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 8:54:23 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: pepsionice
Cochran retires in eighteen months

He might be out sooner if conservatives go fishing on Election Day in November.

12 posted on 06/24/2014 8:54:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: mtrott

Barely squeaks out a win in a state that relies heavily on federal dollars. Military bases, contractors, etc. Someone on the local news feed there said 40%+ of the money coming into the state was from the feds.

And they still had to cheat to win this race.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 8:56:17 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Fiji Hill
He might be out sooner if conservatives go fishing on Election Day in November.

Or if they vote for the Democrat out of spite. I would.

14 posted on 06/24/2014 8:56:28 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Viennacon

THIRD

PARTY

NOW


That may be what it takes. It may be the only way to get republicans to work with conservatives.

I really don’t want to be a member of a party that nominates people like Thad, Lindsey, or Mitch.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 8:56:30 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Fiji Hill

Bump to good fishing in November.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 8:56:35 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: mtrott

Sickening. Not the CNN commentary, that’s expected. Sickening that a Republican had to go begging for RAT votes to win (barely) a runoff. Sorry, but I hope Cochran loses in the general. This behavior should not be rewarded.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 8:57:44 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: mtrott

and we third party supporters had better step up and support mcdaniel if he does.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 8:58:02 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: pepsionice

We need to remember that time is on our side. Did the GOPe get any younger? Did Cochran fix the debt? Will he balance the budget? Will the democrats? This is the last gasp of the GOPe. We’re not beaten, but sometimes we need to catch our breath and reload.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 8:58:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Fiji Hill

Or volunteer to drive bus loads of Childers voters to the polls.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 8:58:56 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: mtrott

How many of Thad’s four-legged paramours voted?


21 posted on 06/24/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: austinaero

I read over at Breitbart that the McDaniel campaign is eying a legal challenge. I hope so and I hope that he runs as an I in November.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 9:00:32 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: dadfly

He may have the energy for it, but he will not get any of the GOP-e money for it. So how sweet would it be to win like Brat won in VA, outfunded exponentially and connecting with people ala grassroots campaign.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 9:00:43 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: mtrott

Cochran did not win.

I’m confident that after a serious challenge and recount, McDaniel will come out on top.

There is no way Cochran won this thing legitimately.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 9:03:04 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: TigerClaws

That accounts for his entire victory. Latinos are notoriously low voters. Blacks are also very low voters. I don’t believe a robocall motivated any new voters. Were there any independent poll watchers in these precincts?


25 posted on 06/24/2014 9:04:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mtrott

I hope all true conservatives in Mississippi either don’t vote that position in the fall or go ahead and vote Thad out


26 posted on 06/24/2014 9:05:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Blue Highway

i’ve already emailed mcdaniels campaign asking him to run as an independent write-in. like i said, if he does then we third partiers had better step up.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: boycott; Viennacon

Take a look at how the Dems split the vote and elected Lincoln. That’s a formula for turning the country over to Democrats. Let’s lick our wounds and keep winning in the House and State elections. If every FReeper would run for a local race - school board, municipal, library, judgeships we’d change the nation faster.

We’re trying to undo a century of Progressivism and the patient likes it. This isn’t going to be easy or won quickly. We have to dominate the thoughtspace and Millenials are winnable.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 9:07:36 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mtrott

I will not be voting Cochran. This is more than politics. I could never vote for such a slimy sleazy traitorous scumball.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 9:08:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mtrott
Damn. Just Damn.
If I still lived in Mississippi, I would vote in November for the Democrat, Travis Childers. He is more conservative than Cochran and unlike Cochran, he actually lives in Mississippi. In fact I think I will send him a small donation.
I am so sick of Career Politicians, I could just scream.
No more, I will never vote for any politician that has been in any office 2 or more terms. Any office. Any politician. Any party.
30 posted on 06/24/2014 9:08:54 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: clintonh8r

Not only did he beg for Rat votes, he played the race card to turn them out. It is SICKENING! I would NEVER vote for Cochran if I lived in MS.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 9:09:19 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: mtrott

Product of Demo Operation Chaos:

Hey I hope ya really LIKE your bedfellows, GOP —getting more and more HONEST about it all the time, aren’t ya, ya whores..?


32 posted on 06/24/2014 9:09:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I’ll never vote for a rat, not as a strategy, certainly not out of spite. Neither will I vote for the lying two-faced scumbucket Cochran.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 9:09:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: KansasGirl

Whores is abosultely the fitting term, re the GOPe. Let Cochran win, if he can, with the ones he brung to this dance.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 9:11:35 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vince Ferrer
We need to remember that time is on our side.

I must respectfully disagree. Every day, there are more takers, and less producers. The takers will vote Democrat.

Every day, more illegals enter the country. Some day, they will get citizenship. They will vote Democrat.

Perhaps as time goes on, the GOPe will lose influence in the Republican party, and the tea party will gain influence. But it will not matter. The Republican party will go the way of the Whigs.

Sorry to be so pessimistic.

35 posted on 06/24/2014 9:12:46 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: 1010RD

It was STREET MONEY.

They go out with bags of cash and get the black preachers to fire up the church bus. I’ve seen them literally hand out chicken dinners and $20 bills to people.

This is how the game is played and the RINO establishment funded it to retain power.

That is what decided the election here.

REPUBLICANS voted for the conservative.

Crossover crooked Dems stole the election.

THAT is the headline.


36 posted on 06/24/2014 9:12:58 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: mtrott

If he needed ‘rat support, he’s a Republicrat.
No more support from conservatives for dirty rats!


37 posted on 06/24/2014 9:13:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: TigerClaws

Thad is the sign at how far the establishment must go to hold on to power when those fed up with an outlaw unconstitutional entrenched gangster government organize and get involved.

I have set aside all my vacation time in 2016 for Ted Cruz....no I am not kidding.


38 posted on 06/24/2014 9:13:33 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: Leaning Right

You are unfortunately correct, IMO. This does it for me with the GOP, the Gutless Old Party excecpt, and only except, when they’re facing real conservatives. Them they pull out all the tricks they disdain to use on their “friends on the other side of the aisle”.


39 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Viennacon

3rd Party Now!!


40 posted on 06/24/2014 9:17:17 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: 1010RD

The tactics used by an establishment republican in this race are worse than those used by the sleaziest democrats. I would never vote for this sleazebag.

If this is the Republican Party, I want no part of it.


41 posted on 06/24/2014 9:18:04 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Leaning Right
I must respectfully disagree. Every day, there are more takers, and less producers. The takers will vote Democrat.

I understand, but every day the debt gets bigger. Every day, this country is on more borrowed time. It won't be fun, but this country will have to hit the reset button, but probably when no other options are left. Your 401k will be stolen, taxes will go up to 80%, everything will be taken from you that you haven't hidden. It will be Venezuela here. But after they have stolen everything and it still isn't enough, it will collapse. At that point, there will be no takers, and we will all learn to be makers again. In the meantime, we fight on, and hopefully we can make some progress. (and you consider me optimistic)

42 posted on 06/24/2014 9:20:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mrsmel
Whores is absolutely the fitting term, re the GOPe. Let Cochran win, if he can, with the ones he brung to this dance.

I have known a couple of whores that I was rather fond of, though I did not purchase their merchandise, and I am being quite serious. They knew what they were selling and made no apologies for their profession. I find their honesty and profession far superior to that of Thad Cochran.

43 posted on 06/24/2014 9:21:30 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!in t)
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To: Vince Ferrer

There was a recent story that “60 trillion in wealth will be handed down from one generation to the next” as if... people who bust their a** and pay taxes for decades should be ashamed to leave anything behind to THEIR children.

It’s going to be open season on ANY wealth found anywhere. “Spread it around” means take it from the producers and give it to the voting base.


44 posted on 06/24/2014 9:23:21 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
“Spread it around” means take it from the producers and give it to the voting base.

Until there is nothing left. Then how will they stay in power?

45 posted on 06/24/2014 9:30:14 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

By disarming the people and throwing out the Constitution.

It’s not like this movie has never been played before.


46 posted on 06/24/2014 9:59:42 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Viennacon

[ THIRD

PARTY

NOW ]

Was it like this in the last days of the Whig party?


47 posted on 06/24/2014 10:08:12 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG

Probably not as bad. I don’t think the Whigs had Democrats choose their candidates


48 posted on 06/24/2014 10:13:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kenny

Hollow or not it doesn’t matter. He won. And that is the horror of it.


49 posted on 06/24/2014 10:17:53 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 1010RD

And THAT is why the GOPe is still in power. They know that we will vote for them regardless. I’d vote for the Dim in MS in a heartbeat in Nov.


50 posted on 06/24/2014 10:32:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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