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Roger Wicker, Chris McDaniel allies toss water on challenge idea
Politico ^ | June 25, 2014 | Anna Palmer

Posted on 06/28/2014 3:41:52 AM PDT by OldRanchHand

JACKSON, MISS. — Chris McDaniel supporters vowed to keep up the fight after the primary runoff was called for Sen. Thad Cochran Tuesday night, but by Wednesday afternoon several outside groups and one prominent Mississippi Republican threw cold water on talk of an official challenge.

“My understanding is that is not going to happen,” said Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) from Washington. “I kind of heard it through the grapevine at lunch.”

Wicker supported Cochran’s reelection and was intimately involved in his fundraising operation for the runoff.

The Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund — two of McDaniel’s biggest national allies — characterized the race as a loss.

“We are proud of the effort we made in Mississippi’s Senate race and we congratulate the winner,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola in a statement. “We expect that Senator Cochran and others gained a new appreciation of voter frustration about the threats to economic freedom and national solvency. In light of our experience of the last ten years, we move forward even more confidently than we did the day after the 2004 Pennsylvania primary.”

McDaniel and his allies cried foul over Cochran’s move to woo Democratic and black voters.

McDaniel gave a defiant speech Tuesday night after the final election results came in and did not formally concede the race. On Wednesday McDaniel preserved his right to challenge his loss in Tuesday’s Mississippi GOP Senate runoff.

“In the coming days, our team will look into the irregularities to determine whether a challenge is warranted,” McDaniel said in a statement late today. “After we’ve examined the data, we will make a decision about whether and how to procede (sic).”

McDaniel’s camp is examining the possibility of a challenge based on ballots cast by people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and also in the runoff Tuesday. His spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.

Mississippi State GOP Chairman Joe Nosef said it remains to be seen how McDaniel and his supporters will handle Cochran’s apparent win.

“We’ve got people talking about challenges and all kinds of things … I saw the McDaniel speech and he seemed certainly disappointed and upset and I certainly understand that. He ran a hard campaign and put a lot into it,” Nosef said. Asked if it was time to move on, the chairman answered: “I certainly have that sense … I don’t know.”

Still, some groups here are contemplating their options. Mississippi Tea Party Chair Laura Van Overschelde said they are in the process of gathering evidence to show how Cochran’s camp misused the political system.

“We are looking at our options right now,” Van Overschelde said.

Christian Adams, a former Bush Justice Department official, also said that he was reviewing hundreds of pages of potential irregularities.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran4dnc; cochranrico; romneyrico; roverico
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1 posted on 06/28/2014 3:41:52 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: OldRanchHand

Why don’t you go back to DU, Karl?


2 posted on 06/28/2014 3:48:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: OldRanchHand

You mean the Club For Growth is not going to spend money in MS?

Roger Wicker has been snorting too much Cochran and Cornyn.

Roger Wicker is for amnesty.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/06/26/your_phone_calls_are_making_an_impact_on_capitol_hill_it_s_not_too_late_to_halt_obama_s_agenda

‘Five hundred [calls] yesterday, and right now, they’re just ringing non-stop,’ said an upset staffer at the office of Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker, who has voted on both sides of the dispute.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/06/25/sen-roger-wicker-blasts-conservative-groups-for-spending-millions-against-thad-cochran/

https://twitter.com/joenosef/status/482401132749127681

The @MSGOP had obviously no role in tactics of either campaign but somehow is a target for upset supporters; we need to get this behind us


3 posted on 06/28/2014 3:53:27 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: OldRanchHand

They are PACs, not a bunch of lawyers. It is not their job to spend money investigating Haley Barbour.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 3:54:40 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
You mean the Club For Growth is not going to spend money in MS? According to U.S. News & World Reports, Club for Growth gave more than $3 million to the McDaniel campaign.
5 posted on 06/28/2014 3:57:41 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: OldRanchHand
You mean the Club For Growth is not going to spend money in MS?

According to U.S News & World Reports, Club for Growth spent more than $3 million on the McDaniel campaign.

6 posted on 06/28/2014 3:59:26 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: OldRanchHand; cripplecreek; Syncro
Let's boil it down. Are YOU OK with the tactics that Barbour et al used to turn out Democrats to vote for Cochran?

Yes or no.

7 posted on 06/28/2014 4:07:29 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

It’s a Troll.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: OldRanchHand

I feelz a zzzzot comin’ on TROLL


9 posted on 06/28/2014 4:10:23 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: OldRanchHand

Why would Club For Growth be spending more money going into the future on a race that has already taken place?


10 posted on 06/28/2014 4:15:46 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: OldRanchHand
“We expect that Senator Cochran and others gained a new appreciation of voter frustration about the threats to economic freedom and national solvency."

Oh yeah, they appreciate our frustration, enough to call us racists and go hire Scooby Doo to buy a new voter bloc in exchange for favors unknown.
11 posted on 06/28/2014 4:31:05 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: OldRanchHand

From Cochran allies via Politico. Equals garbage.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 4:44:21 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: don-o

Yes I am. You win an election by getting more votes than the other fellow. Under Mississippi law, anyone who did not vote in the Democratic primary was eligible to vote in the Republican runoff. In fact, it was smart politics to reach out to Democrats and anyone else who didn’t vote the first go round. Were there an handful of illegal votes? Probably, just as there are in an election in an state for any office.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:26 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No...Just someone who enjoys seeing Tea Partiers work themselves into a frenzy trying to justify another ass whipping at the polls. Not everyone on FR subscribes to the Tea Party. Some of us want to win elections instead of debating who’s the most conservative of the losing candidates.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 4:50:30 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: OldRanchHand

Well it is Pyrrhic to win an election at the cost of becoming total mush.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 4:51:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: OldRanchHand
In fact, it was smart politics to reach out to Democrats

Thank you for the straight up answer. Good luck on the survival thing.

16 posted on 06/28/2014 4:53:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: OldRanchHand

So YOU support RomneyCARE, RomneyMarriage,
Romney statism, and the new Polygamy,
and now beastiality of the GOP?

Or do YOU support the protection of Obama
afforded by the complicit GOP?

or do YOU support the EXEMPT GOP?

Yes. Yes. Yes, it seems.
Because the Tea Party says No. No. No.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: OldRanchHand
Esh! You sure are posting a lot of threads trying to dissuade people from sticking to their guns on the McDaniel thing in Mississippi, aren't you.

Nice try, won't work.

Since GOPe have shown themselves to be the conservative's enemy, maybe we should start treating them like one.

18 posted on 06/28/2014 5:00:55 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: OldRanchHand

LOL Ranch it was no ass whipping.

The primary was won by McDaniel. Did you forget? And there was chicanery in that election too.

This MS thing stinks as bad as the IRS thing. And you stink at your job as bad as the defenders of “not a smidgeon of corruption”.

zot


19 posted on 06/28/2014 5:08:46 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: MamaTexan

The old guard GOP is really going all out now to tamp down the anger. God forbid they should be helping defeat any Democrats, especially the one who is going to be the next Senator from MS.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: MamaTexan

The old guard GOP is really going all out now to tamp down the anger. God forbid they should be helping defeat any Democrats, especially the one who is going to be the next Senator from MS.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 5:12:05 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: MamaTexan
He's been zotted. It's about time.

/johnny

22 posted on 06/28/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kanzan
The old guard GOP is really going all out now to tamp down the anger.

Pretty much SOP for them, but I have a feeling this fire they started won't be one they're able to control.

23 posted on 06/28/2014 5:23:33 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL! No kidding. Was this a new one? I didn’t think to check his sign up date yesterday while he was runnin’ off at the mouth.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 5:25:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: OldRanchHand

> No...Just someone who enjoys seeing Tea Partiers work themselves into a frenzy trying to justify another ass whipping at the polls. Not everyone on FR subscribes to the Tea Party. Some of us want to win elections instead of debating who’s the most conservative of the losing candidates

The Tea Party is bout much more than conservatism. It’s about putting the right people into office and kicking cronies and ogliarchs that represent big money and not The People to the curb. I bet you will find there to be more Tea Partiers than not on FR though.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 5:31:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MamaTexan
2012. Just in time for those elections. Every election cycle sees new trolls on FR. Some last, some don't. This one didn't.

/johnny

26 posted on 06/28/2014 5:31:26 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OldRanchHand
who are kidding Troll!

Your at the wrong place to post this Barbour / Rove propaganda!

Go slither back under your rock !

27 posted on 06/28/2014 5:34:21 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks for the info! :-)


28 posted on 06/28/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: OldRanchHand

29 posted on 06/28/2014 5:45:56 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

FYI..... I recently visited a rather comprehensive museum collection of Viking artifacts. It seems that the horns commonly shown were never part of Viking gear.

Their horns were always hornless


30 posted on 06/28/2014 5:49:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: OldRanchHand
The best thing to do is help McDaniel with cash, as these nat'ls sure won't!

Give! I don't have much to give due to shortened hours, but even I will send McDaniel $10!

I can't think of a more important race than this. GOPe working with Democrats? Playing the KKK card? Telling blacks that he will take away their voting rights?

If we can get McDaniel over the line, the entire GOPe cabal will get the shock of their lives!

This is war against all of us! We need to put them down once and for all!

https://mcdaniel2014.com/

Give till it hurts! Let the tar and feathering of DC and it psychophants begin!

31 posted on 06/28/2014 5:57:19 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; apoxonu; don-o

Did you know that OldRanchHand has been posting some really liberal things lately? It is extremely clear that the person is a Cochran supporter. So misguided or worse.....


32 posted on 06/28/2014 6:07:21 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Maybe he is Haley’s nephew


33 posted on 06/28/2014 6:09:01 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: stilloftyhenight

Talk about dog whistles at a deafening volume, good grief, ain’t they got no respect for the black man in MS any more??


34 posted on 06/28/2014 6:10:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: stilloftyhenight

Talk about dog whistles at a deafening volume, good grief, ain’t they got no respect for the black man in MS any more??

And I know the rednecks have precious little respect for them. My cousin in Jackson talks with few apologies about something being “N-gger rigged” which means something that is put together worse than a hack or a kludge. It makes redneck engineering look elegant by comparison. Example: attaching a toilet to a hot water line.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 6:14:19 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: RummyChick

Definitely seems to be for sure.


36 posted on 06/28/2014 6:14:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: OldRanchHand

Thank you so much for putting this together. The election is over Chochran won. If the tea party is really wants to make changes in Wawhington, then they shoulf recognize that the only way tha can be done is to get the likes of Harry Reid out of the majoroity nad keep Pelosi out of the speakership in the House. The tea party should use this energy to get democrats unseated instead of going after republicans. I have responded to some of these posts and have been verbally and visciously abused by some on this free republic site. The discourse should at least remain civil even if there is a difference of opinion.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 6:15:26 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: OldRanchHand

Thank you so much for putting this together. The election is over Chochran won. If the tea party is really wants to make changes in Wawhington, then they shoulf recognize that the only way tha can be done is to get the likes of Harry Reid out of the majoroity nad keep Pelosi out of the speakership in the House. The tea party should use this energy to get democrats unseated instead of going after republicans. I have responded to some of these posts and have been verbally and visciously abused by some on this free republic site. The discourse should at least remain civil even if there is a difference of opinion.


38 posted on 06/28/2014 6:15:26 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: peekaboo

I did a search on Cochran aide on FR. Interesting stories.

Maybe Lerner should have asked for him to be examined.


39 posted on 06/28/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 8h

David Clanton, felon for farm subsidies, operative for Thad Cochran near the Thad bus with #Cochran. #mssen


40 posted on 06/28/2014 6:28:03 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: peekaboo
The tea party should use this energy to get democrats unseated instead of going after republicans.

Perhaps the republican party should use this energy to get democrats unseated instead of going after conservatives. Fixed it for you.

41 posted on 06/28/2014 6:34:40 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: OldRanchHand

I’ve got a hunch the worst challenge Cochran will face is getting votes in November from either Tea Party types OR blacks. Since he ran on the Democrat platform (”I’ll bring home the bacon”), why would any Republican vote for him?


42 posted on 06/28/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: peekaboo

Agree with you about civil discourse, to a point.

What the ‘leaders’ of the GOP did in Mississippi was IMHO unforgivable.

They slandered the ‘Taxed Enough Already’ base of there own party with slanderous lies used by the most vile of the opposition.

I reject as ‘straw man’ the claim all efforts should be aimed at the Democrats when our own party needs a thorough house cleaning.

I can understand the ‘ideological purity’ Vs ‘pragmatic’ part of your argument, but who can I support when our own side engages in the type of filth & underhanded tactics I despise when it comes daily from the left?

I hope and pray the establishment has finally started a fire in Mississippi that consumes them. Time has come to throw the baby out with the bathwater, sadly.


43 posted on 06/28/2014 7:15:24 AM PDT by glasseye
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To: MamaTexan
Esh! You sure are posting a lot of threads trying to dissuade people from sticking to their guns on the McDaniel thing in Mississippi, aren't you. Nice try, won't work.

Looks like Old Ranch Hand has gone to that big roundup in the sky.

44 posted on 06/28/2014 7:37:04 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: OldRanchHand

That you Karl?


45 posted on 06/28/2014 7:45:50 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: OldRanchHand
Some of us want to win elections instead of debating who’s the most conservative of the losing candidates.

McDaniel won the Republican primary among Republicans. Anyone who says 'move on' is not willing to fight for honest elections.

46 posted on 06/28/2014 8:06:45 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: peekaboo

If you think changes can be made in Washington by Republicans who are no different than Democrats-—who use Democrat tactics and support Democrat policies-—then you’re part of the problem.

It’s way, way past time to wake up.


47 posted on 06/28/2014 8:37:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: OldRanchHand

Enjoy your proliberal zot creampuff.


48 posted on 06/28/2014 9:06:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: OldRanchHand; TheOldLady; Darksheare
No...Just someone who enjoys seeing Tea Partiers work themselves into a frenzy trying to justify another ass whipping at the polls.

You're cute.

49 posted on 06/28/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Darksheare

You beat me to it.


50 posted on 06/28/2014 9:12:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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