Skip to comments.Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield dead in apparent suicide
Posted on 06/27/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by Nachum
(Reuters) - A prominent leader of the Mississippi Tea Party who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife died on Friday of an apparent suicide, the mans lawyer said.
Mark Mayfield, 58, was vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and a Central Mississippi Tea Party chairperson, according to those organizations' websites.
"This is a terrible tragedy that shouldnt have happened," Mayfield's lawyer John Reeves told Reuters.
Mayfield was one of three men accused last month of conspiring with a blogger who was charged with taking photos of Cochran's bedridden wife in her nursing home for use in a political video against the incumbent.
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Haven’t heard a statement of condolence from Boss Hogg yet. He must be laying low.
Suicide. By two bullets to the back of the head.
MS Dead Pool.
The GOPe is putting out a message to TEA Party supporters...
Mississippi Burning II
So was this guy actually a tea party leader or is that just what the media is calling him? The BS with Cochran’s wife doesn’t sound like something any tea partiers would do.
Bottom line: they stopped representing the "tea party" when they took those pictures.
Multiple articles but not much info at this time:
IIRC, the blogger was actually linked to Cochran in other words, he paid somebody to pose as a McDaniel supporter and then take the pics of his own wife.
That’s the local paper link. Not much info as to the circumstances.
Better question: Was he working to prove fraud in the election? Was he preparing to file a case to challenge the results?
Seems odd to say the least.
This hit the news to smear McDainels. What this guy did was despicable and pointless, but losing this right now shows that Cochran Establishment people are totally bankrupt morally.
Mississippi becoming the new Arkansas —
Who was this guy?
He probably was a Cochran man posing as A Tea Partier whose usefulness to Cochran was over. He learned several lessons the hard way, not the least is that dead men tell no tales.
You have a point. This doesn’t sound like tea party ethics at all.
read this article;
Check out their website: http://msconservativespac.com/
...posing at a T.E.A. Party guy?
Haley Barbour and his Night Rider Klan will stop
at nothing to separate him from his Rice Bowl.
Mayfield was a member of the Central Mississippi Tea Party and Mississippi Tea Party. Bruce’s group, however, separated from the tea party organizations years ago over disagreements about how the tea party operated. However, they share political ideologies, and she remained in close contact with Mayfield.
The tragedy that shouldn’t have happened was this guy and accomplices pulling such a low trick. Who did he think he was helping? He must have been a dem mole. If not, then this is another reason to keep your guard against so-called tea party groups. I am no supporter of Cochran, but this was below the belt. This was not worthy of any conservative leader or group. To pull this stunt, then take his own life instead of facing the music is another indication that he was not mature enough to be in a leadership position.
Sounds like Cochran and the GOP-E are getting rid of loose ends. People who know too much. Must be feeling the heat.
Yes, I don’t know about those three as I hadn’t really followed that story. But generally what you’re saying about TEA imposters is no doubt true.
Still this is a message to real TEA Party members and leaders and those thinking about getting involved.
Choosing this guy as the target might’ve just been a decision because it would be a bit harder to make him into a victim than say one of the lovely TEA Party leaders we see on the news.
These headlines are so misleading and yet show a trend to label Republicans as Tea Party leaders when it suits their story. Mayfield was well known and respected within the Mississippi Republican Party. He was friends and allies with all of the powers that be in the state. It is a tangled web.
” apparent suicide”?
Would you bet your farm this guy offed himself?
Any thought of who else may have wanted him dead????
Anybody with a motive.
Ugh, there are several ridiculous comments alleging this was a murder by the “GOP-E”. Give me a break.
It sounds like he put a hose on his tailpipe, RIP.