Keyword: cochran

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • It's Not Over Yet in Mississippi

    It's not over in Mississippi. The MS Supreme Court will hear Chris McDaniel's case. In case you missed this article: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3202957/posts
  • Mississippi high court to hear arguments Oct. 2 in McDaniel election challenge (GOP-E Vote Fraud)

    09/11/2014 9:12:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | Sep 10, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 as a candidate tries to revive a lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. The high court has released a schedule for the appeal by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Justices said they will handle the case quickly, as McDaniel requested. Justices gave McDaniel’s attorneys until Friday to file legal arguments in his appeal. They gave Cochran’s attorneys a Sept. 24 deadline to file arguments. The McDaniel camp must file a response to Cochran’s arguments by Sept. 26. Judge Hollis McGehee dismissed McDaniel’s lawsuit...
  • Judge tosses McDaniel lawsuit over Cochran win

    08/29/2014 4:35:31 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 36 replies
    News Channel 3 Memphis ^ | August 29, 2014 | George Brown
    JACKSON, Miss. — Special Judge Hollis McGehee has dismissed an election challenge filed by Chris McDaniel according to WDAM-TV. The decision ends a battle between the two since McDaniel’s June special election loss. Cochran’s attorneys asserted McDaniel should have filed his challenge within 20 days but waited until August 4. McDaniel alleged voter fraud in the election.
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

    08/14/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY
    A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election. Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes. But McDaniel says his campaign found thousands of irregularities, including about 3,500 people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and June 24 runoff. Mississippi voters don't register by party, but such crossover voting is prohibited.
  • Pastor says he was paid by McDaniel camp (to claim he was paid by Cochran!)

    08/12/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Mississippi pastor Stevie Fielder says he was paid by Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) campaign to give an interview to a conservative blogger in which he said Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) campaign had asked him to pay people to vote for Cochran. Fielder told conservative blogger Charles Johnson that he had been asked by a Cochran staffer to pay African-American Democrats $15 to vote for Cochran in his hard-fought primary. He's now under investigation. Johnson has said he paid Fielder $2,000 for the interview and related texts and emails, and is now reportedly facing a subpoena from the state...
  • McDaniel Affidavit: At Least 469 Extra Votes in Cochran's Home County

    08/08/2014 7:19:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-8-14 | Matthew Boyle
    In the wake of the June 24 primary runoff election in Mississippi, state Sen. Chris McDaniel's staff found the numbers in Lafayette County – home of the cabin which incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has sometimes listed as his primary address – just didn't add up. “We decided to check the machine tapes that were printed out of every machine at 7 p.m. when the polls closed,” said Stephen Furney, a McDaniel campaign volunteer who helped in the election review process and signed an affidavit documenting what he saw in Lafayette County. “The Lafayette County circuit clerk gave us a total...
  • Mississippi GOP won’t hear McDaniel

    08/06/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 32 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s state Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel’s effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party says McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court. In a letter to McDaniel’s lawyer, state Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef wrote that a court is needed to “protect the rights of the voters as well as both candidates.” Nosef wrote that under state Republican Party bylaws, seven days’ notice has to be given before the executive committee can meet. If the notice went out Wednesday, he wrote,...
  • Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result

    08/05/2014 6:20:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | August 4, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Chris McDaniel on Monday officially contested results showing he lost a Republican primary to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, revealing what his camp alleges is evidence of voter fraud and other irregularities. "They asked us to put up or shut up. Here we are. Here we are with the evidence," McDaniel said at a news conference in Jackson. McDaniel, a state senator, has refused to concede the June 24 runoff result and filed a formal challenge with the Mississippi Republican Party's executive committee. The case could eventually wind up in court. The challenge outlined claims of more than 15,000 cases of...
  • Chris McDaniel: I Beat Thad Cochran by 25,000 Votes

    08/04/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/4/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Six weeks after the primary runoff election, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel is launching his formal legal challenge of the election results, saying the evidence is so conclusive that he will be calling for courts to recognize him as the true victor of the race rather than calling for a new election. “Chris McDaniel clearly, clearly won the Republican vote in the runoff,” McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said at a Monday press conference. “I say that very assuredly because that’s what the mathematics show. It’s not what I’m arguing. After the election, we did some post-election polling. We determined that...
  • Chris McDaniel Formally Becomes the Defeated Tea Party Candidate That Won't Go Away

    08/04/2014 2:15:48 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo ^ | 07/04/2014 | Russell Berman
    Tea Party hopeful Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary challenge to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi on June 24. Cochran beat him by about 7,700 votes. On July 7, the state's Republican Party certified Cochran's victory. Six weeks after the run-off election, McDaniel is having a tough time moving on. On Monday, McDaniel, a state senator, announced he was formally challenging the results and asking the Mississippi Republican executive committee to declare him the party's nominee in the November general election. "Justice has no timetable, and yet here we stand," McDaniel, 42, told reporters assembled at a press conference...
  • Cochran foe challenges GOP Senate primary loss

    08/04/2014 2:00:31 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 4, 2014 | Jack Elliot
    The tea party-backed lawmaker defeated by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's Republican primary said Monday that he has formally challenged the election's outcome with the state GOP. State Sen. Chris McDaniel filed the challenge with the Mississippi GOP state executive committee over Cochran's June 24 runoff victory, McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said during a news conference. McDaniel will have to prove there were enough illegally cast votes to change the outcome or that the election was so sloppily handled its result is in doubt. Mississippi voters don't register by party, but state law makes so-called crossover voting — casting...
  • Lott: Miss. GOP could use shake-up

    08/04/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Megan R. Wilson
    Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says Mississippi Republicans may need a regime change after the damaging primary fight between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “This has shown the fissures that are there and I do think the party leaders – it may cause the need for some change in the party leadership,” Lott, now the co-chairman of Squire Patton Boggs' public policy practice, told The Hill during a wide-ranging interview at the firm's Washington office. He warned that the Mississippi establishment is ignoring the Tea Party wing of the GOP at their own peril. “If they...
  • Chris McDaniel to announce ‘major development’ on Monday

    08/03/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said Friday that he will announce a "major development" on Monday related to the results of the June 24 GOP runoff election he lost to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel said in a news release that he will hold a press conference at his attorney's office Monday afternoon. He did not specify what he will say. But it may be an announcement that he is officially challenging the results of the election, as his legal team has said it expects to do. Cochran was certified by the Republican Party of Mississippi in July as...
  • Journalist Rick Shaftan on Focal Point: GOP Establishment Panicked, Broke the Law in Mississippi

    07/31/2014 1:40:36 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mississippi Conservative Daily
    RNC Rules: No. 11(B) – Candidate Support According to the public letter from leading conservatives to RNC Chair Reince Priebus, the nefarious tactics of the Barbour/Cochran machine against Chris McDaniel is likely in violation of the RNC’s own rules, adopted in 2012, specifically rule 11(B). In their letter they wrote that the rule “makes clear the Committee’s belief that Republican nomination contests should be decided by the votes of Republicans – and which goes so far as to declare that the Republican National Committee shall not recognize as the nominee of the Republican Party any nominee whose nomination results from...
  • RNC to Discuss Mississippi Radio Ads - Members only discussion set for Chicago meeting

    07/29/2014 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Republican National Committee will take up the explosive subject of the race-card playing radio ads in the Mississippi Senate GOP run-off election between Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. The RNC is scheduled to hold its summer meeting in Chicago August 6-9 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The discussion, according to an RNC source, will occur on the morning of August 7 — behind closed doors — at the “Members Only” breakfast that runs between 8:00-9:30. There is no word whether RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, under pressure to investigate the ads, will then comment...
  • No, Ann Coulter, It's Not About Blacks Voting In The MS GOP Run-Off

    07/25/2014 2:51:32 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column In her Wednesday column, "Eyes on the Prize," Ann Coulter again weighs in on the Republican primary run-off here in Mississippi, and again, her assertions about Chris McDaniel and his supporters are wrong. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at what she says. After all, she has been a big supporter of Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and Mitch McConnell, none of whom would easily be mistaken for a "conservative." It seems all that matters to Ann Coulter is that an "R," not a "D," is the winner, no matter how liberal the...
  • Arguments set in US lawsuit over Miss. voter rolls (McDaniel-Cochran Runoff)

    07/22/2014 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. —A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records. U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas of Texas will be in Jackson to hear arguments by True the Vote organization. The lawsuit seeks access to nine counties' voter rolls as Chris McDaniel gathers information to challenge his Republican primary runoff loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. Plaintiffs say federal law requires authorities to release of voting rolls and poll books without erasing voters' personal information.
  • McDaniel Can Beat Cochran .. At The Polls .. In November. Here’s How!! (Longshot, at best)

    07/21/2014 7:13:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Iizthatiiz Blog I Iz Blogging ^ | July 21, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    On July 7th, the Mississippi GOP Executive Committee certified the results of the June 24th primary run-off, declaring Thad Cochran the winner. Senator McDaniel has not accepted this result, and has refused to concede the election. McDaniel volunteers have been scouring ballot boxes and poll books across Mississippi’s 82 counties .. when they have been allowed access. Approximately two dozen county clerks still refuse to allow the McDaniel camp to examine the records. McDaniel representatives are expressing confidence that they have a case to make, believing they can cast overwhelming doubt on the 7,600 vote margin of victory that the...
  • Barbour’s Mississippi Mud

    07/21/2014 2:30:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 21, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    The Republican National Committee should censure the committeeman from Mississippi, Henry Barbour, and perhaps request (although not demand) his resignation from the RNC. Barbour’s apparent involvement with nakedly race-baiting ads and robocalls during the GOP senatorial primary runoff in his state, and his prevarications afterwards both in public and in e-mails to other committee members, merit an official public shaming. To be clear about exactly what in Barbour’s conduct does and doesn’t deserve a rebuke, and to take care of some housekeeping with regard to journalistic ethics, please forgive a bit of personal backstory.
  • Hillary Clinton Praises GOP Establishment, Big Business For Taking On Tea Party

    07/18/2014 1:51:43 PM PDT · by Hostage · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Hillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff. In a Thursday interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Clinton said tea partiers and conservatives needed to be reined in. And she said it was about time the GOP establishment got a "wake-up call from the big business wing" that wants to continue the bipartisan big government policies that have made Washington, D.C.'s suburbs the country's wealthiest "boomtown." "Finally, the Republican establishment and their business supporters have woken up," Clinton said, noting...
  • The Barbour Machine’s Mississippi Ad War

    07/18/2014 8:56:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | July 18, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Even in the bitterly fought primary battle between Mississippi senator Thad Cochran and his challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, some of the radio ads that aired against McDaniel were considered especially incendiary. One charged that a McDaniel victory would set back “race relationships between blacks and whites and other ethnic groups.” Another warned that his campaign was part of an attempt to “roll back the hand of time.” The political-action committee that aired the ads raised eyebrows from the outset.
  • Supreme Court rules McDaniel will not have access to poll books

    07/17/2014 11:51:19 AM PDT · by Hostage · 92 replies
    WLOX 13 ^ | July 17, 2014 | Chris Thies
    HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News has learned that Chris McDaniel's campaign will not have access to Harrison County poll books. The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected McDaniel's petition for a court order to demand that Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker release poll books from the June 24 Republican Party primary runoff election. The court ruled that there is no legal requirement that poll books be included in the contents of ballot boxes. The order released on Thursday said poll books should be considered official records of all persons qualified to vote in a particular county and should be...
  • Press Conference: We Found A Lot! This Is Much Bigger Than MS

    07/16/2014 11:14:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 16, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    One of the things I admire most about Senator Chris McDaniel is that he is keeping the fire burning. His updates not only help us keep our spirits high they restore confidence in our elected officials. He is still a state senator and he could have chosen the path of less resistance but he is fighting for the integrity of the process. ItÂ’s not as easy as he has made it look. There has been a lot of pressure for him to not pursue this but he remains focused but he is staying close to supporters who are following this...
  • McDaniel Campaign Press Conference • full video • 7/16/14 •

    07/16/2014 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Hostage · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2014 | iizthatiiz?
    YOUTUBE LINK FOR TODAY'S MCDANIEL PRESS CONFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=empT9ADUkIw#t=842
  • FEC filing: pro-Cochran PAC funded black outreach

    07/16/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT · by randita · 7 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 7/16/14 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and PHILIP ELLIOTT
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and PHILIP ELLIOTT July 16, 2014 JACKSON, Miss. — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's political machine paid to turn out the black vote for Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's re-election bid, according to campaign finance reports. His vanquished rival insisted that was improper and said Wednesday that a legal challenge to the loss remained likely in the next 10 days. Barbour, a political giant in his state and a favorite of national donors, backed Mississippi Conservatives and his nephew Henry Barbour was a top official there. Mississippi Conservatives sent almost $145,000 to All Citizens for Mississippi, a...
  • McDaniel's Lawyer: We Have Enough Evidence To Launch Official Election Challenge

    07/16/2014 2:33:20 PM PDT · by Hostage · 53 replies
    Bretibart ^ | July 16, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The lawyer for state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Jackson, MS, that he has enough evidence to file for an official challenge of the election results, and will do so in the coming days. “The million dollar question: What did we find? We found a lot,” Mitch Tyner, of Tyner Law Firm, said after he and McDaniel supporter state Sen. Michael Watson walked the press and McDaniel supporters at the press conference through how they have serious concerns with the election review process in Mississippi. “We’ve heard it our entire lives in Mississippi,”...
  • Chris McDaniel's Lawyer Explains Why Thad Cochran's Black Voter Outreach (shortened)

    07/16/2014 1:37:27 PM PDT · by Hostage · 24 replies
    Slate (Yuck!) ^ | July 16, 2014 | David Weigel
    Full Title: Chris McDaniel's Lawyer Explains Why Thad Cochran's Black Voter Outreach "Took Mississippi Back 50 Years in Race Relations" Three weeks and one day after Mississippi's Republican runoff ended, attorneys for state Sen. Chris McDaniel held a press conference -- their second -- describing what might constitute a challenge of Sen. Thad Cochran's win. "There's already enough evidence to file the challenge," said Mitch Tyner, the lead attorney for the insurgent Republican. That did not mean that the campaign had found more votes cast by Democrats than votes separating Cochran from McDaniel. "There's really not a vote number threshold,"...
  • Chris McDaniel Wins Court Order to Examine Poll Books in Jackson County, Mississippi

    07/16/2014 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Hostage · 51 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Richard Winger
    On July 15, Chris McDaniel won a Mississippi lower state court order to see the poll books in Jackson County. McDaniel is trying to show that the number of voters who voted in the Democratic primary of June 3, and then voted in the Republican run-off primary on June 24, exceeds the number of votes by which McDaniel lost the run-off primary. See this story. Jackson County contains Pascagoula. It is the fifth most populous county in the state.
  • Senate Republicans paid for Mississippi attack ads painting tea partiers as racist: report

    07/16/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 127 replies
    Mississippi attack ads that painted conservative Republicans and tea partiers as racists were funded by Senate Republicans, RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson has confirmed. Advertisements by All Citizens for Mississippi, which attacked state Sen. Chris McDaniel and painted conservatives as racists, were partly funded by Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker and Roy Blunt, RedState reported. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, All Citizens for Mississippi received funding from a Haley Barbour-backed group called Mississippi Conservatives.
  • Rove American Crossroads in Mississippi Controversy

    07/16/2014 4:57:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary:
  • Supremes tell Harrison County & AG to Respond to McDaniel (ORDER IN FAVOR OF MCDANIEL!!!)

    07/15/2014 3:03:06 PM PDT · by Hostage · 63 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | July 15,2014 | Unknown
    The Mississippi Supreme Court ordered the Harrison County Circuit Clerk and Attorney General to respond to Chris McDaniel's petition for a writ of mandamus filed yesterday. See the link at: http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2014/07/supremes-tell-harrison-county-ag-to.html
  • McDaniel asks state high court to open records

    07/15/2014 9:50:16 AM PDT · by randita · 15 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 7/15/14 | Jeff Amy
    McDaniel asks state high court to open records By JEFF AMY July 14, 2014 Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/07/14/5698657/mcdaniel-asks-state-high-court.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1#storylink=cpyJACKSON -- U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court. McDaniel asked Monday for an emergency order forcing Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker to let him see original copies of poll books. He's trying to prove people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary illegally voted in the June 24 Republican runoff won by incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran. Cochran finished with a 7,667-vote margin of victory, according to official...
  • The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Is Saving the GOP Establishment at Ballot Box

    07/14/2014 7:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 14, 2014 | Alex Altman
    Business group has been major force in 2014 races.On the day after New Jersey and Virginia’s gubernatorial elections last fall, Mitch McConnell showed up at a board meeting of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with another race on his mind. He announced that the day’s most consequential contest had been neither Chris Christie’s victory nor Ken Cuccinelli’s defeat. Instead, the Senate minority leader explained, it had been a GOP primary in South Alabama. The Chamber had shelled out about $200,000 in the sleepy district on the Mississippi border to rescue a mainstream candidate who was struggling to fend off a...
  • McDaniel asks state high court to open records (McDaniel Seeks Emergency Order)

    07/14/2014 5:00:13 PM PDT · by Hostage · 21 replies
    San Francisco Gate/AP ^ | July 14, 2014 | Jeff Amy
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.</p>
  • Report: Cochran Lawyer Went To Mayor First With Information About Blogger

    07/14/2014 4:11:20 PM PDT · by Hostage · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) lawyer initially brought information about a blogger photographing Cochran's wife at her retirement home to the mayor of Madison, Mississippi, not police, according to The New York Times. The Times' story is about Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield, who was arrested in connection with the blogger break-in incident and later committed suicide three days after Cochran won the runoff election against state Senator Chris McDaniel. In one of the most notorious episodes in what is widely considered the most ugly and bitter primary battle in the election cylce, a crazed blogger snuck into Cochran's wife's retirement...
  • Shaun McCutcheon wades into Mississippi race (New Lawsuit by Big Name Donor)

    07/14/2014 12:39:00 PM PDT · by Hostage · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | July 14, 2014 | Byron Tau
    The plaintiff in a landmark campaign finance case is asking Mississippi to investigate allegations of election fraud in that state’s Republican primary between Sen. Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel. Shaun McCutcheon —an Alabama GOP donor, tea party activist and the victorious original plaintiff in the 2014 Supreme Court that bears his name — has filed a complaint with the Mississippi secretary of state arguing that Democratic crossover voters in the June primary are guilty of a misdemeanor under state law. “It appears thousands of people who apparently voted in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on June 3, 2014, were...
  • Facebook Messages Reveal Secret Plan (EXTREME READ - Mark Mayfield Death)

    07/14/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT · by Hostage · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 14, 2014 | Brett Logiurato
    New Facebook messages reviewed and reported on by The New York Times on Monday reveal a plan to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Mississippi) bed-ridden wife in a nursing home. Those efforts led to multiple arrests and escalating tension in the last two weeks of Mississippi's U.S. Senate Republican primary. The Times' Campbell Robertson uncovered the messages while examining the events that preceded the suicide of Mark Mayfield, a local Tea Party leader who was one of those arrested in the alleged conspiracy to photograph Rose Cochran. Those photographs were included as part of a video posted on the blog...
  • Dirty Tricks, Tea Party Suicide and Rising Mississippi Anger (NY Times on Death of Mark Mayfield)

    07/14/2014 6:56:44 AM PDT · by Hostage · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Campbell Robertson
    JACK­SON, Miss. — Mark May­field, one of the founders of the Mis­sis­sip­pi Tea Par­ty, had lost his po­lit­i­cal ap­petite. He stayed away from Face­book and stopped writ­ing let­ters to the ed­i­tor. He went to his law of­fice, but of­ten had lit­tle to do, since his ma­jor clients had all but cut him off. When the runoff for the Re­pub­li­can pri­ma­ry came around, pit­ting long­time Sen­a­tor Thad Cochran against State Sen­a­tor Chris Mc­Daniel, the Tea Par­ty chal­lenger whom Mr. May­field deeply be­lieved in, friends said Mr. May­field could not even bring him­self to vote. Then on the morn­ing of June 27,...
  • Charles Johnson Press Conference (MS fraud allegations)

    07/13/2014 6:42:44 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/11/14
    Quite damning if true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NeP-Wfvp7o&app=desktop
  • Breaking: McDaniel Finds 8,300 Questionable Ballots – Plans Wednesday News Conference

    07/13/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    In June Senator Thad Cochran won the GOP primary runoff election over conservative challenger Chris McDaniel after 25,000-35,000 Democrats helped push him to victory. Cochran and the Republican establishment also were behind the racist anti-Tea Party ads that ran in Mississippi prior to the runoff election. Thad Cochran won the election over Chris McDaniel by 6,880 votes in the June 24 runoff.
  • A Life Ruined: The Corrupt Players of the Mississippi Senate Race (Must Read)

    07/13/2014 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    Jen Kuznicki, Conservative Writer ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Republican Senatorial primary in Mississippi exhibited an over-the-top abuse of power, showing how the accumulation of one party political power corrupts the entire system. Upon the death of Mark Mayfield, an attorney who had been arrested and charged with felony conspiracy for supposedly telling blogger Clayton Kelly how to access Rose Cochran’s room in a nursing home, I began to look into how that ridiculous incident had gotten so out-of-hand. During the primary, I watched as Bradley Dayspring, communications frat-boy of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), made such a big deal about the arrest of the men that...
  • Chris McDaniel camp accuses @DelbertHosemann of deliberately misleading clerks on voting regs #mssen

    07/11/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Hostage · 44 replies
    Y'all Politics ^ | July 11, 2014 | Y'all Politics Poster unknown
    McDaniel Calls on Secretary of State to Direct Clerks to Provide Access to Election Records, Announces July 16 Press Conference Republican Chris McDaniel today called on Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to clarify the rules for Circuit Clerks regarding access to election records and announced a Wednesday morning press conference to discuss the election records his team has examined thus far. “For the last two weeks, more than two hundred volunteers for from all over Mississippi have worked tirelessly in an effort to gain access to election records in order to ensure the integrity of the primary process in Mississippi,”...
  • MO GOP Chair Calls for RNC Investigation of ‘Racial Divisive’ Thad Cochran Campaign Tactics

    07/11/2014 9:53:55 AM PDT · by Hostage · 5 replies
    Dallas Daily Digest ^ | July 11, 2014 | Agreggated News
    On Friday’s broadcast of Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Missouri Republican Party chairman Ed Martin explained his decision to take an outspoken role in criticizing the alleged tactics of some Republicans in Mississippi behind an effort to get Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) his party’s nomination over State Sen. Chris McDaniel last month. Martin pointed to the racial components of Cochran’s tactics and argued the GOP could not be the “party of Lincoln” having implemented such tactics. “[I] actually didn’t follow as closely as others – the McDaniel-Cochran, all the details,” Martin said. “But when I saw the coverage and listened to...
  • THAD COCHRAN'S SISTER-IN-LAW COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER DENIES VOTER FRAUD

    07/11/2014 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Connie Cochran, the sister-in-law of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and a Hinds County, Mississippi, election commissioner, swears she didn’t have anything to do with destruction of election evidence. There’s just one problem with her denial: It was never alleged that she, or the Hinds County Election Commission, did any such thing. “It's ludicrous to imply that the Hinds County Election Commission destroyed anything," Connie Cochran told the Jackson Free Press on Thursday morning. Shortly after making that statement, the local paper noted Connie Cochran “was advised to make no more additional comments.”
  • As vote-buying allegations are reeled back, Chris McDaniel is running out of options

    07/11/2014 8:38:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Earlier this month, in a taped interview with a conservative blogger, a Mississippi man named Stevie Fielder accused the campaign of Sen. Thad Cochran of having handed him envelopes of cash intended to lure black voters to the polls. McDaniel backers jumped on the story as evidence of fraud. We looked at those accusations after they emerged, finding a lot of reason to question the claims. Now, in an interview with the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Fielder says, among other things, that his convoluted story referred only to a "hypothetical" situation. "What was said and what was recorded on that tape was...
  • Tea party could spoil GOP chances

    07/10/2014 9:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    A few recent developments have revealed the tea party temperament in its most distilled, potent form. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called for the impeachment of President Obama on the theory that his border policies are "the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' " Excavating the layers of mixed metaphor - the straw that broke the camel's back is somehow causing an abused woman to surrender in Spanish - Palin demands the ousting of an American president on the constitutional theory that "enough is enough." Republicans who disapprove of this plan, according to Palin,...
  • Ann Coulter calls on Chris McDaniel to give up

    07/10/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 136 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Ann Coulter is urging tea party challenger Chris McDaniel to concede in the Mississippi Senate Republican primary. In an op-ed in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the conservative commentator said McDaniel supporters who are fighting to contest the June 24 runoff election results against Sen. Thad Cochran are hurting the GOP — and McDaniel’s own political future.
  • Miss GOP Chairman: "We're coming for True the Vote, MS voter plaintiffs over ... Fraud Allegations

    07/10/2014 5:35:52 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Mississippi GOP Chairman Joe Nosef issued a statement Thursday in response to the latest legal actions from True the Vote, saying he plans to target the election integrity organization and its lawsuit's various Mississippi voter plaintiffs with legal action.
  • McDaniel’s backers refile poll books lawsuit (New Details)

    07/10/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    Mississippi Business Journal ^ | July 10, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON — A federal lawsuit seeking voter records has been refiled in Mississippi’s southern district federal court. Texas group True the Vote and 22 Mississippi residents refiled their lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the state Republican Party. The new version of the suit adds election commissions in Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson Davis, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Rankin, Simpson and Yazoo counties. The plaintiffs say federal law requires authorities to release voting rolls and poll books without erasing voters’ personal information. They also say the law doesn’t allow fees for redaction, saying...