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Black Democrats look to Cochran on voting rights
Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2014 4:04 AM EDT | Bill Barrow and Emily Wagster Pettus

Posted on 07/05/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai

After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.

Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. […]

Cochran angered some conservatives with his unabashed appeal to Democrats in the June 24 runoff election against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who eked out a win with the support of tea party groups in the state’s primary but didn’t win the outright majority required to avoid a runoff against the six-term incumbent.

Black Mississippians, who AP exit polls have indicated overwhelmingly vote Democratic, have voted for Cochran in general elections in the past, but have never before been such a key voting bloc in a contested GOP contest. He must now ponder how to respond to that unusual primary coalition while mending fissures inside the state GOP, which is mostly supported by voters who are white. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; gopestablishment; rinos; thadcochran

1 posted on 07/05/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

(Black Democrats look to Cochran:) “Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.”

Lemme see if I understand. Lefty federal District court judges can overturn the will of the people of the various States on homosexual marriage; and, the Senate can overturn SCOTUS rulings on elections?
The first part doesn’t sound very Democratic. Why not let just let King Obama I decide?


2 posted on 07/05/2014 11:28:25 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai

Looks like the GOPe has to figure what to do with their new constituency.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 11:33:23 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Olog-hai
After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff

News flash for AP and other msm who don't actually get the news much less report it, he hasn't necessarily 'survived' the runoff.

4 posted on 07/05/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: headstamp 2
Looks like the GOPe has to figure what to do with their new constituency.

That coalition will last about as long as a Palestinian-Israeli cease fire.

5 posted on 07/05/2014 11:39:23 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Olog-hai
If the election is scrapped because of all the fraud, and Thad concedes...will the Coloured folk get to keep their walking around money?

I'd like to see the look on their faces when they realize that Sen. McDaniel doesn't owe them squat.

6 posted on 07/05/2014 11:39:37 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Olog-hai

“He must now ponder how to respond to that unusual primary coalition while mending fissures inside the state GOP...” I think most who visit this site can think of a solution to Thad’s problem that would absolutely eliminate it for him.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 11:41:19 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: tumblindice

(Black Democrats look to Cochran:) “Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.”

If Cochran gets reelected he’ll go back into Hibernation


8 posted on 07/05/2014 11:52:54 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Olog-hai
It was a primary. The blacks knew exactly what they were doing.

When election time comes, it'll be back to 99.9% vote for the Dems.

9 posted on 07/05/2014 11:54:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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10 posted on 07/05/2014 12:11:09 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Sacajaweau

That may be, but the blacks are going to extract a political payback from Cochroach if he’s re-elected. Frankly, I’d rather see a RAT win at this point.....


11 posted on 07/05/2014 12:24:51 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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You’d rather see a “RAT” win? Then you are falling for the GOP-e’s true agenda. There are other ways for McDaniel to win, remember.
12 posted on 07/05/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If these people really think Cochran and his cabal will pay off they had better go back to picking cotton.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 12:31:17 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Olog-hai

They’re probably just asking for publicly what Cochran already agreed to privately in exchange for their church-sponsored “get out the vote” program.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d rather see a RAT win, than Cochroach. Goes without saying I’d rather see McD win than anyone else.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 12:59:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: clintonh8r

Do you mean a literal rat? If a Democrat wins, it’s the same as Cochran winning.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 1:04:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
If a Democrat wins, it’s the same as Cochran winning.

Not quite. You can count on either one coming after you once they're in office, but one will be frontal assault and the other a knife in the back.

17 posted on 07/05/2014 1:12:30 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

End result is the same though.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 1:28:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yep. They’ll both kill you unless you kill them first.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 1:33:03 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

I still think the election will be overturned or Cochran will resign for reasons of health. Once the TP starts finding massive fraud which includes Barbour and prominent people from both parties, McDaniel will be in the Senate. The TP must keep the heat on.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 2:08:28 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: huckfillary

There are operatives on twitter totally twisting info about Mcdaniel.

It is astounding

One guy is claiming that physical threats were made on that conference call. Anyone know if that happened?


21 posted on 07/05/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT by RummyChick
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22 posted on 07/13/2014 8:58:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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