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Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield dead in apparent suicide
Rueters ^ | 6/27/14 | Rueters

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 man’s 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 shouldn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; cochranwife; mayfield; mcdaniel; miss; mississippi; msprimary; party; tea; teaparty
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1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm


2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:50:53 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Haven’t heard a statement of condolence from Boss Hogg yet. He must be laying low.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Nachum

Mississippicide.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:52:07 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Nachum

Suicide. By two bullets to the back of the head.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:54:25 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Timber Rattler; Nachum

MS Dead Pool.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:55:15 AM 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: Nachum

The GOPe is putting out a message to TEA Party supporters...


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:55:57 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: Nachum

Mississippi Burning II


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:58:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Nachum

Vince Fosterized.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:59:29 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Nachum

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.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 9:59:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: uncitizen
I'm wondering about those three. The "Tea Party" has a huge problem with people wearing that label yet being opposed to almost everything constitutional conservatives stand for. Who were they taking those pictures for, anyway? If they were on their own, those three were totally clueless about what constitutional conservatives want. If they were working for Cochran, that's equally despicable.

Bottom line: they stopped representing the "tea party" when they took those pictures.

11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:59:54 AM PDT by grania
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To: Nachum

Multiple articles but not much info at this time:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=mark+mayfield&tbm=nws


12 posted on 06/27/2014 10:04:47 AM PDT by deport
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To: cripplecreek; grania

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.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 10:10:24 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: deport

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2014/06/27/mark-mayfield-dead/11456769/

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.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 10:17:06 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Nachum

Mississippi becoming the new Arkansas —


16 posted on 06/27/2014 10:19:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TigerClaws
Yep odd. He was one of those charged in Cochran's wife photo debacle. Speculation
about that and suicide. Who knows at this point and we may not know if he didn't leave
a note or some other indication.
17 posted on 06/27/2014 10:20:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Who was this guy?


18 posted on 06/27/2014 10:24:16 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum

Tea’d off....


19 posted on 06/27/2014 10:31:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't lfive through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: grania

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.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT by sport
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To: grania

You have a point. This doesn’t sound like tea party ethics at all.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 10:46:05 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com See if the video makes sense to you.)
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To: GeronL

read this article;

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/dailyledes/2014/06/27/mayfield-death-pat-bruce/11484789/


22 posted on 06/27/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by deport
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe he was part of Mississippi Conservatives PAC.

Check out their website: http://msconservativespac.com/

...posing at a T.E.A. Party guy?

23 posted on 06/27/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum
Haley Barbour and his Night Rider Klan will stop
at nothing to separate him from his Rice Bowl.

24 posted on 06/27/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Nachum

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.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 11:26:11 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: goodwithagun

Sounds like Cochran and the GOP-E are getting rid of loose ends. People who know too much. Must be feeling the heat.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 11:58:29 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: grania

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.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 12:06:51 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: Nachum

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.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 12:09:26 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Nachum

” apparent suicide”?
Would you bet your farm this guy offed himself?
Any thought of who else may have wanted him dead????


30 posted on 06/27/2014 1:42:19 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher
Any thought of who else may have wanted him dead????

Anybody with a motive.

31 posted on 06/27/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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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.


32 posted on 06/27/2014 6:33:52 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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