Skip to comments.Tea party leader: Chris McDaniel should run as write-in candidate in November election
Posted on 06/26/2014 2:42:48 AM PDT by kingattax
The head of tea party group said Wednesday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel should wage a write-in campaign in the November election after losing to Sen. Thad Cochran in a nasty Mississippi primary race.
Judson Phillips, the vocal leader of Tea Party Nation, an online group that backed Mr. McDaniel in the race, said that Mr. Cochran and his allies made it abundantly clear in the contest that the RINO wing of the Republican party will do whatever it can to stay in power in this case by reaching out to Democrats.
When the Republican Establishment acts like Democrats, what is the point of supporting them? Mr. Phillips said in an early morning email blast. The answer is, we dont have to.
Every McDaniel supporter in Mississippi from DeSoto County in the North to Biloxi in the South should stand up today and tell Chris McDaniel that if he runs as a write-in candidate in November, they will support him, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
How much support did Thad Cochran get from the GOP and associated PACs?
Does anyone have a list? Crap like this is what I’ve been throwing back at the GOP/PACs when they call for money.
So, this is the last thing you were going to post before going to work. I get it now. Anyway, this guy is right. There is no need to support Cochran. We shall see, but it is possible he will lose his a$$ in November. My feeling is, that not many conservatives will vote for a rat, as much as they will sit it out. Cochran may be in for a shock.
Years ago, some RNC schmuck called me asking for money. I totally went off on that dip stick. I called him everything but a w---- man.
Give it up, Mississippi has a sore loser law.
A “sore-loser law” states that the loser in a primary election can’t then run as an independent in the general election These laws do not apply to presidential candidates
States that have sore-loser laws
“Give it up, Mississippi has a sore loser law”
The article clearly stated he should run as a write in candidate not on the ballot as an Indy.
Seeing that it took me only 15 seconds to determine that Mississippi has a sore loser law, just how much credence does that give Judson Phillips in the arena of knowing what he is talking about.
The phonies that are the titular heads of these get rich quick national tea party groups are never more revealed as in this race. All of them were there in Mississippi but nobody wanted anything to do with David Brat.
It is nothing more than send me money so I can make a living flapping my jaw about things I know nothing about. Did you know that virtually all of them are agitators with histories as political consultants? Just the kind of people I want to send my money to, NOT!
McDaniel is married to Jill Tullos McDaniel, 1995 Miss Mississippi USA.
His wife didn’t lose an election did she?
Anyone remember the widow Carnahan????
You are correct, I apologize.
But to the notion that he can mount a write-in victory without a single Democrat crossing for him is now laughable. The only way Murky did it was to enlist her liberal pals.
If McDaniel has aspirations to run for the U.S. Senate again in six years, he would be better served by conceding graciously and focusing on improving his record in the state senate. Even before the campaign, he had the worst attendance record of any sitting state senator and of the 38 bills he has introduced, none have passed. He would not win in a write-in campaign. All it would do is siphon votes from Cochran and give Democrats a better chance of picking up the seat. Tea Party members and those who align with McDaniel may not care much for Cochran, but they should care about keeping the seat in Republican hands until they can groom McDaniel better or find another candidate they think can win in six years.
What’s wrong with reaching out to Democrats. Ronald Reagan would won the presidency in no small part to “Reagan Democrats.” Excluding anyone from the Republican Party only makes it harder to win elections. For example, the current issue of the New Yorker has a lengthy, mostly-positive article on Ted Cruz. However, it mentions that at the most recent Texas Republican Convention, the John Birch Society was allowed to have a booth, but the Log Cabin Republicans were not.
“The article clearly stated he should run as a write in candidate not on the ballot as an Indy.”
I will revise and extend my earlier remarks.
But Austin Barbour, a campaign adviser to Mr. Cochran, said Mr. McDaniel had run out of options. Mr. Barbour said that a write-in campaign would be illegal under Mississippi law the ballots would be thrown out and that Mr. McDaniel had missed the deadline to get on the ballot as an independent.
Not sure about the posting of links to stories but this appeared in the NYT as part of a larger article. Curious that the campaign adviser is a Barbour.
“But to the notion that he can mount a write-in victory without a single Democrat crossing for him is now laughable. The only way Murky did it was to enlist her liberal pals.”
Yeah, for sure. There’s always been some cross-over mischief in the open primary (mostly southern) states. But, this may be the first of this magnitude. Now, that it’s become so obvious how gaming the system can change election results we can expect this tactic to be expanded. Probably, the solution will be to eliminate open primaries.
I would not vote for Cochran in November.
If Mississippi is gonna elect a big government, self interested nanny, let it be a Democrat.
Funny that I heard something to the effect that the same Barbour was who the GOP-e want in Thad’s seat in a year or so. Thad is being used as a place holder so that Haley can stick his son in the seat after Thad makes a claim that he must step down due to health issues.
Kind of sheds light on the cockroaches if they pull this off.
That would be the solution, but then again, what has the establishment Republicans done in the search for, and implementations of solutions? The only solutions they are interested in are ways to further entrench themselves in power.
The corrupt cannot fix a corrupt system. It is the Parties who decide about open or closed primaries and given the results of this one, what Democrat in that state would approve elimination of their new found way to emasculate the opposition?
This move by the Republican establishment will be their Waterloo. I will not cast a vote for an establishment Republican just as I won’t cast a vote for a Democrat. By working my votes for local and state conservatives and leaving the line blank or choosing other if it is available by writing in “none of the above” when I get to someone who has displayed a propensity to go establishment.
Do I see the Dem winning this one come November, absolutely. Before this mess started, he was polling only 17 points behind Cochran. McConnell may well lose in his race as well so how does that portend the excuse for keeping these Maggot Farmers because of their seniority (no pun intended) vs. convictions. I see the Senate will now remain with the Democrat majority, all be it by a slimmer margin, still in their control of the rules.
Some will point to this moment as the cause, but I see it as merely the end to a means for the establishment. Party affiliation is only what side of the field you are on. The game is the same for them all.
Without a doubt, without a doubt. This was personal for Haely, who by the way is/was a partner in several ventures with Terry McCauliffe, including a point/counterpoint pundit team who would strategize in the green rooms before going on camera to yell at each other.
Read “This Town” but you will want to wear rubber gloves. Haley’s inside connections are explained in detail in it.
Yes, do a write in for McDaniel. Those Dems won’t be there for Sad Thad this time
Yeah we’ve seen how well that has worked in the past. /sarcasm #democratssaypleasepleaseplease
Nothing wrong with outreach...it depends the message used to bring disaffected Democrats (and others) into the fold.
Ronaldus Magnus campaigned on fundamental principles: unleash the free market economy; defeat a rotted Soviet Union through an unprecedented peace-time military build-up, and restore America’s position as the unquestioned leader of the world. And, Reagan showed blue collar Democrats how achieving those goals would lead to a better life for them and their families. Reagan did not run around touting his support for food stamps and other government give-aways.
Thad Cochran’s vision of “outreach” isn’t even in the same universe as Ronald Reagan’s. I’ve been told that President Reagan was never fond of Senator Cochran; he always was a superb judge of character.
For what it’s worth and that may not be very much....
According to state law, write-in candidates are permitted only as the legitimate substitute
of a candidate who has died, resigned, withdrawn or been removed from the race.
That applies to every race, whether its a primary, special or general election at
any level of government, said Pamela Weaver, communications director of the secretary of
But every election ballot includes a space for write-in candidates, whether or not one
is needed for that race. Its there just in case a write-in does become eligible.
And thats perhaps where the confusion occurs, since some people see the space and assume
write-ins are allowed in all elections.
Is that you Haley Barbour or are you just reading off RNC talking points? Reagan didn't reach out to Democrats by pi$$ing conservatives heads, calling them racists, and promising black more government handouts. You GOP Establishment bootlickers are despicable.
175k from the NRSC.
This could be terminal to any future he might have in politics unless he was absolutely sure he would win.
I agree 100%.
What is needed is an American political party, which is for working Americans.
Not for oursourcing. Not for laying off Americans, or hiring foreigners.
A party which is completely dedicated to bringing back, and building up, American jobs.
Best chance for McDaniel is if Cochran is on the other side of the grass before the election!
>> The article clearly stated he should run as a write in candidate not on the ballot as an Indy. <<
Somebody may be able to correct me on this point, but I believe Mississippi law says write-ins won’t count unless there has been a death of an “on the ballot” candidate.
>> [McDaniel] had the worst attendance record of any sitting state senator and of the 38 bills he has introduced, none have passed <<
Maybe he was just another weak, marginally-qualified candidate — in the mold of Sharon Angle, Ken Buck, Matt Bevin, Steve Stockman, Todd Akin, Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller and Richard Mourdock?
It seems to me that if members of the tea party movement want to achieve anything of real substance in national politics — that is, something other than six-figure salaries for “leaders” like Jenny Beth Martin and Matt Kibbe — then they need to concentrate on the unglamorous, mundane job of finding high-quality candidates.
>> Curious that the campaign adviser is a Barbour <<
Not the least bit curious to those who know something about Mississippi politics!
I’ve given it some thought and there’s nothing stopping The Establishment from pulling this stunt over and over again in states with open primaries (and even states with closed primaries, but it’s tougher).
COCRAN MUST LOSE - we must show The Establishment that they still WILL NOT re-elect (or elect) their precious candidates if they do this stunt. If it means the Democrat winning in Mississippi, SO BE IT. If it means losing the Senate by one vote, SO BE IT. We cannot sit back and watch our elections be STOLEN from under us, by OUR OWN PARTY.
AND independent candidates must register by March 1 to be on the November ballot.
Thanks for the book advice! I will check it out.