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  • Breaking: McDaniel Finds 8,300 Questionable Ballots – Plans Wednesday News Conference

    07/13/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 15 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.
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against MS GOP: Destruction of Documents, Double Voting & Discarded

    07/11/2014 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    However, since the election, the McDaniel campaign quickly found 1,000 examples in one county of Democrats who voted in the June 3rd primary as Democrats and then crossed over into the Republican primary this week. This is illegal and their votes should not be counted. The Chris McDaniel for Senate campaign identified multiple Mississippi counties where this occurred. McDaniel supporters were barred from reviewing voter rolls in nine Mississippi counties. On Thursday True the Vote, the nation’s largest voter integrity organization, filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Republican Party for destruction of absentee ballot documents, double voting and discarded legal...
  • Voting Totals Show How Blacks Helped Cochran to Victory

    07/11/2014 9:58:15 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 07:18 AM | Elliot Jager
    Sen. Thad Cochran's victory over state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP runoff can most likely be attributed to the African American and Democratic turnout, The New York Times reported. Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes in a June 24 GOP runoff. About half of those votes came from heavily Democratic precincts. An analysis of 25 Mississippi precincts where President Barack Obama won at least 99 percent of the vote in 2012 showed that Cochran's vote total increased from 148 to 1,619. Obama voters who took part in the runoff backed Cochran 20 to 1. "The data strongly suggests...
  • Mississippi Needs Election Investigation, Real Reform

    07/11/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3:43 p.m. CDT 0 | Editorial Board
    No doubt, Haley Barbour and his political machine do not want to lose their foothold in the state of Mississippi. And, no doubt, state Sen. Chris McDaniel and many of his Tea Party supporters can do, say and believe distasteful, disturbing things. Not to mention, if Sen. Thad Cochran were to lose his seat, Mississippi could lose a lot of federal money. #None of that makes the disturbing ways elections are often run in Mississippi above scrutiny. It's almost as if tradition—that's the way it's always been done—is an excuse for turning our heads away from shadowy PACs and the...
  • Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race?

    07/11/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.10.14 | Ben Jacobs
    Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is pushing for another election in Mississippi and his attorney is citing a controversial mayoral race from 2013 in doing so. Could there be yet another election in the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi? More than two weeks after six-term incumbent Thad Cochran won the GOP runoff against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, campaign workers are still swarming county courthouses in the Magnolia State trying to find evidence to overturn the election. Although Cochran won by 7,667 votes on election night, McDaniel’s campaign alleges that enough votes were improperly cast to call the result into...
  • 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...
  • 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 · 134 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.
  • 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.
  • True the Vote Alleges Pro-Cochran Officials Destroying Mississippi Election Evidence

    07/09/2014 5:53:06 PM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    National conservative election integrity organization True The Vote has asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order against the Mississippi Republican Party, alleging that the state GOP may be engaged in the destruction of evidence of alleged voter fraud from the June 24 GOP primary runoff. “Defendant county commissioners have continued to violate federal law by preventing access to election records. Now, we think we know why,” True The Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. “If the affidavits we now have regarding the destruction of election documents and other similarly stunning findings are true, then no Mississippian,...
  • Missouri GOP head defends Tea Party candidate in divisive Mississippi senate race

    07/09/2014 2:31:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Kevin McDermott
    In an unusual move that is getting some national political buzz, the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party is asking the national GOP to investigate campaign ads and robocalls that attacked Mississippi Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel in his failed attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Missouri Republican Party Chairman Ed Martin has requested that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appoint a task to investigate the “racially divisive” ads and robocalls that alleged McDaniel had racist ties.
  • Cochran Senate campaign admits to FEC filing 'screw up'

    07/09/2014 2:25:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) campaign said Tuesday it “screwed up” its Federal Election Commission reports when disclosing $53,000 in get-out-the-vote cash payments, and will have to amend its filings. The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., reports that campaign adviser Austin Barbour said the campaign made a mistake when disclosing large sums listed as reimbursements for “Campaign Walkers” to staffer Amanda Shook. Conservative blogger Charles Johnson reported Monday night that the reimbursements, including payments ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, violated FEC rules, which declare staffers can only be reimbursed for food and travel costs. Any other reimbursements to staff are considered loans,...
  • Voting Totals Reveal Crucial Boost From Blacks in Thad Cochran’s Victory

    07/09/2014 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Nate Cohn and Derek Willis
    The precinct level returns in Hinds County bolster the theory that a surge in black, Democratic turnout allowed Senator Thad Cochran to defeat Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator, in last month’s Republican primary runoff in Mississippi. Mr. Cochran won by 7,667 votes. Nearly half — a net 3,532 votes — came from the most Democratic precincts in Jackson’s Hinds County, where President Obama won a combined 97.8 percent of the vote in 2012, according to figures released Tuesday night by the Mississippi secretary of state. The surge in turnout was clearest in overwhelmingly black precincts; turnout sometimes increased...
  • Cochran Campaign Busted! Charles Johnson Scores Direct Hit

    07/08/2014 12:26:47 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/8/14 | Erick Erickson
    There are a lot of naysayers toward Charles Johnson and his reporting on Mississippi, despite the high accuracy of his content. Well, he has a scalp to add to his accuracy score. The Cochran campaign is admitting it “screwed up” its accounting. The Gotnews.com site Monday night reported that the Cochran campaign reimbursed staffer Amanda Shook for large sums of cash listed as “Reimbursed Expense – Campaign Walkers.” FEC regulations allow reimbursement to staff only for travel and food expenses, and any other outlay of money by a staffer would be considered a contribution, and subject to a $2,600 limit....
  • Donor Controversies Hit ‘Mississippi Conservatives’

    07/08/2014 6:58:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The headline in the New York Times over the weekend was straightforward: “Unease in G.O.P. Over Mississippi Tea Party Anger”: The stormy aftermath of Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff has sent Tea Party conservatives around the country to the ramparts, raising the prospect of a prolonged battle that holds the potential to depress conservative turnout in November in Mississippi — and possibly beyond. Well, there’s an understatement. Just last night Texas Senator Ted Cruz was on Mark Levin's show talking about “the D.C. machine” running “false attacks” that were “racially charged” and demanding that allegations of criminal conduct — one man...
  • Chris McDaniel Confirms the Worst GOP Stereotypes [BARF]

    07/08/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Stuart Stevens
    How an obscure Mississippi state senator became the poster boy for all that’s wrong with the right. There was a conservative NRA- and Right To Life-endorsed candidate in the Mississippi race, one who opposed Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants, as well as any similar efforts by President Bush and Obama. Unlike his opponent, he was a veteran who fought the Obama administration’s cuts to the military, including plans to reduce the Navy to a dangerously low level of ships. He had a history of reducing spending when he was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He had co-sponsored anti-Obamacare...
  • Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

    07/07/2014 7:51:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Biloxi Sun-Herald / The Associated Press ^ | July 7, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy
    JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline. The result was wider than the 6,800-vote win counted by The Associated Press after the June election. Tallies usually change as county parties examine provisional ballots and finalize results....
  • The NRSC May Have Improperly Funded Third Party Ads in Mississippi

    07/07/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/7/2014 | Eric Erickson
    Serious allegations are cropping up against the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC paid an Alexandria, VA company $13,000.00 for media production and $69,000 for media on June 20, 2014. On the same day that same company placed media buys for “All Citizens of Mississippi,” a campaign group that has failed to file any documentation with the FEC other than its statement of organization. Here’s the problem. No one can seem to find any evidence that any ads ran in Mississippi after June 20th paid for an authorized by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In fact, Rick Shaftan, a political...
  • McDaniel Campaign Press Conference • Full Video • 7/7/14

    07/07/2014 3:21:51 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    iizthatiiz - YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    July 7th, 2014 • Jackson, Mississippi • The campaign for Senator Chris McDaniel held a press conference outside the state courthouse in Jackson to update media on the status of their legal challenge to the "result" of the June 24th run-off. The event was conducted by McDaniel lead counsel Mitch Tyner.
  • ALERT: McDaniel has found enough fraudulent ballots to overturn election

    07/07/2014 2:19:07 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 52 replies
    Chuck Johnson via Twitter "REPORT: McDaniel will say that they have identified more than the 6900 irregular votes they need at press conference."
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • Black Democrats look to Cochran on voting rights

    07/05/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2014 4:04 AM EDT | Bill Barrow and Emily Wagster Pettus
    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...
  • McDaniel will challenge election result

    07/04/2014 6:43:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/4/14 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran said Friday he plans to challenge the results.</p> <p>Chris McDaniel said his campaign found at least 5,000 irregularities in voting and that he will mount a legal challenge "any day now."</p>
  • Tea Party Favorites Find That Losing Only Widens Their Reach

    07/03/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    Mississippi Tea Party dreams were extirpated last week when State Senator Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran. Yet if some of Mr. McDaniel’s most outspoken contemporaries are any guide, he may actually have greater political influence as a loser. Mr. McDaniel made clear this week that he was not giving up the fight, dashing off fund-raising emails declaring Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff “a sham, plain and simple,” and offering rewards to individuals who “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud.” “Thanks to illegal voting from liberal Democrats,...
  • McDaniel Takes Step to Challenge Miss. Election

    07/03/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2014 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, AP
    The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is taking the first step to challenge the outcome. Chris McDaniel's campaign said it believes it has found about 4,900 of examples of improper voting in the June 24 runoff. Most of them were people marked as voting in the June 3 Democratic primary and the June 24, the campaign said. McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch said the campaign served papers Thursday to Cochran's son, Clayton, giving notice of the intent to challenge based on allegations of improper crossover voting.
  • Thad Cochran campaign conference call with media gets hijacked

    07/03/2014 9:29:14 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com (from The Daily Caller) ^ | Published July 03, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    The campaign of Republican Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran attempted to hold a conference call with the media on Wednesday, but was forced to cancel it midway through after someone hijacked the call with provocative questions about race. Cochran adviser Austin Barbour had been giving remarks to reporters for about seven minutes during the call when an unnamed person interrupted and started asking questions. “I’d like to know if black people were harvesting cotton, why do you think it’s ok to harvest their votes?” the activist said. “They’re not animals.”
  • Donor Controversy Hits Mississippi Conservatives

    07/03/2014 5:14:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    As the curtain is pulled up on all the shenanigans involved in one way or another with last week’s Mississippi GOP Senate primary, the cast of characters amazes. At the story’s center is a group calling itself Mississippi Conservatives. The group is on the receiving end of furious charges of race-baiting and racism that have smeared not only Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel but the larger GOP and the GOP Establishment that participated in the smear. We’ve been through the names of contributors over there at the Federal Election Commission, and looked into some of those involved. The still unfolding...
  • Former Hinds County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Arrested for Altering Public Records

    07/02/2014 11:46:30 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    WJTV Channel 12 CBS ^ | Jul 01, 2014 3:34 PM PDT | Donesha Aldridge, Web Content Manager/Producer
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Terry resident has been arrested for creating false public records while serving as Hinds County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. [....] Gibson is accused of altering records to show she was legally married to a Department of Corrections inmate in order to have conjugal visits.
  • A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]

    07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Ashley Parker
    JACKSON, Miss. — The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term? By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap. And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp...
  • FEC PROBES PRO-COCHRAN BARBOUR-RUN SUPER PAC

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • Chris McDaniel seeks cash to challenge "sham" Mississippi runoff

    07/02/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 2, 2014 | ByREBECCA KAPLAN
    Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed conservative who lost to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in the Republican Senate primary last week is ready to mount a legal challenge to the election results - as soon as he can scrounge up some cash. In an email to supporters Wednesday, McDaniel asked for contributions to an "Election Challenge Fund" to "help me contest this corrupt election." "We have a long fight ahead of us. I know exactly how long and frustrating court battles can be, but I believe this will be worth it," he wrote. "There is too much at stake to back...
  • Mississippi Burning: 3300! Cochran to Resign? True The Vote Sues, Barbour Investigated, and More!

    07/02/2014 1:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    I lot has happened in the last 24 hours, more than I can keep up with, even after pulling an all-nighter! ****For starters, the McDaniel campaign has now identified 3300 illegal votes with only half of the counties canvased. It seems highly likely they may find enough invalidated votes to overturn the results of the election, especially if what has been said about absentee votes is true. Of course, McDaniel doesn’t actually need to find enough illegal votes to overturn the election, to prevail here. You see,they as backwards as Mississippi’s voting system seems to be, they actually have very...
  • We Kicked His A**, And He's Mad About That' — The Nastiest Election In America Is Still Going Strong

    07/02/2014 12:36:08 PM PDT · by WKB · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 2, 2014, | Brett LoGiurato
    Politics More: Elections Mississippi Thad Cochran Chris McDaniel 'We Kicked His Ass, And He's Mad About That' — The Nastiest Election In America Is Still Going Strong Brett LoGiurato Jul. 2, 2014, 12:25 PM 8,285 26 facebook linkedin twitter google+ Chris McDaniel AP More than one week after the polls closed in Mississippi's hotly contested Republican U.S. Senate primary, the campaign many have called this year's nastiest political fight shows no signs of letting up. Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party-aligned candidate in Mississippi who refused to concede after losing in last week's GOP primary runoff against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran,...
  • Pics From Cochran (cough*Barbour*cough) Conference

    07/02/2014 12:29:45 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 57 replies
    Via Scott Simmons ^ | 7/2/2014 | Me
  • Thank God for Mississippi's display of the Republican establishment's desperation

    07/02/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    al.com ^ | 7/2/14 | J. Pepper Bryars
    0 Reddit Email cochran.JPGSen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., survived thanks to Democratic voters and Mississippi's open primaries. Alabamians have an old saying about our sister state to the west: "Thank God for Mississippi!" It's said that the Magnolia State keeps Alabama from being first on the bad list and last on the good list. I've only repeated the adage tongue-in-cheek because there's much to love about Mississippi. Its food, music and literature are second to none. But this summer I'm saying "Thank God for Mississippi" with conviction because their recent Republican Primary exposed how desperate and self-serving the entrenched party establishment...
  • McDaniel says NEW allegations of fraud against Hinds county GOP chairman, explains invalid ballot

    07/02/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 49 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/2/2014 | The Right Scoop
    Chris McDaniel was on with Lou Dobbs last night and confirmed that they are up to more than 3300 invalid ballots cast in the runoff election. He said there are several big Obama counties that they’ve been unable to check so far because they haven’t had access to the poll books so he believes the numbers are there in order to challenge the election: We haven’t gotten to the bigger part of those counties where we saw so much fraud. And that was in the Obama counties, counties that Obama won during his presidential races. That’s where we see and...
  • Thad Cochran to hold Press Conference at 2pm

    07/02/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 193 replies
    WJTV ^ | 07/02/2014 | WJTV
    From WJTV News Channel 12 twitter: U.S. Senator @ThadforMS plans to hold a press conference today at 2 to discuss McDaniel's accusations against the election process.
  • Sarah Palin hits Thad Cochran ‘shenanigans’

    07/02/2014 9:13:45 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 6/25/14 6:16 AM EDT Updated: 6/25/14 8:16 AM EDT | By LUCY MCCALMONT
    Sarah Palin slammed Sen. Thad Cochran, who won his Mississippi primary last night, for possible “shenanigans” such as courting Democrat votes and his moderate policies. “Well, you know, as for the primary, and perhaps if it’s true, some shenanigans going on there, nothing should surprise you, but that’s old-school politics where it’s a bit of the status quo and that’s got to go,” Palin said Tuesday of Cochran’s Democrat outreach on Fox News’ “Hannity,” ahead of the Republican senator being declared the primary winner over Chris McDaniel.
  • End the McDaniel Kook-Fest (concern troll zot fest is just getting started)

    07/02/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT · by koanhead · 335 replies
    The Neshoba Democrat ^ | 7/1/14 | Editorial
    Conservatism in Mississippi faces a rocky and critically defining period ahead after the GOP Senate primary bloodbath. There are many good people - red, yellow, black and white, tea party and establishment - in Mississippi who are concerned about better public policy that will involve, among other things, - and most importantly - smaller, limited government. If anybody can bring us together, Thad can. He's spent his entire career building and tending relationships like a master rose gardener. But the party must step up, too. The next six years will shape the future of America, and Mississippi needs to be...
  • FNC Report: Haley Barbour Tied to Race-Baiting, Anti-Tea Party Radio Ads in MS

    07/01/2014 9:34:43 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday’s broadcast, Fox News's “Hannity,” network correspondent Ainsley Earhardt unveiled one of the attack radio spots that aired on stations around the state including WMGO. "If someone tells you that by voting today, you cannot vote in November - it’s just a Tea Party, bald-faced lie." Are you going to let the clock run out on today? By not voting, you are saying 'take away all of my government programs, such as food stamps, early breakfast and lunch programs, millions of dollars to our black universities.’ Everything we and our families depend on that comes from Washington will be...
  • Cochran camp tries to clear vote buying allegations

    07/01/2014 8:26:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    MS News Now ^ | July 1, 2014 | by Courtney Ann Jackson
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Call it what you want , illegal activity or a political game; the fallout is the same as the blows are still coming in the Republican Senate race. Pictures of text messages and an audio recording were posted on the new web site "Got News" Monday night. It alleges vote buying by Thad Cochran's campaign. Stevie Fielder is the Meridian man at the center of the vote buying allegations against Thad Cochran's campaign. We tried several numbers listed for him and the church where the online story says he is a reverend. No one...
  • Team McDaniel: We Have Found 3,300+ Ineligible Votes, Half of Number Needed for Challenge

    07/01/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative firebrand is already halfway to finding enough allegedly ineligible votes counted to launch a legitimate challenge to the results of last Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). With more than half of the state’s counties—and many of the state’s African American-majority counties, where many of the ineligible crossover votes are suspected to have occurred—still uncounted, McDaniel’s team told Breitbart News he has at least 3,300 ineligible votes counted. That 3,300 is, according to the McDaniel campaign, just from looking at voters who voted in the...
  • MS GOP Executive Committee meets with heightened security (Cochran Cronies Stocking Up On Depends)

    07/01/2014 6:45:25 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 29 replies
    Fox 6 WBRC ^ | 7/1/2014 | Annette Peagler
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Republican Party Executive Committee just wrapped up a meeting discussing the 2014 senator runoff results. The meeting was held under heightened security. Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said he requested the security at the closed door meeting because of all the recent threats made to the party on social media. Three members from each campaign were allowed in the meeting and members of the executive committee had to show their Id's before coming in. They discussed totals from counties in the state. Most of the counties haven't been certified in election...
  • FEC Seeks Answers From Pro-Cochran Super PAC

    07/01/2014 6:20:03 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 61 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/1/2014 | Kent Cooper
    The federal agency regulating and monitoring money in federal elections is seeking answers from a pro-Cochran Super PAC regarding what appears to be campaign finance violations. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has sent a Request For Additional Information (RFAI) to Mississippi Conservatives, a Super PAC supporting the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. The committee has until August 1st to respond, or the failure to do so “could result in an audit or enforcement action.” The FEC letter states the committee may have failed to file one or more of the required 24-hour report(s) regarding “last minute” independent expenditures. Specifically,...
  • Election Drama Continues 1 Week After Republican Runoff (3300 FRAUDULENT VOTES SO FAR!!!)

    07/01/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 33 replies
    WJTV ^ | 7/1/2014 | Donesha Aldridge
    ACKSON, Miss. - The runoff in the U.S. Senate primary between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel may be over, but the drama is reaching a fever pitch one week after ballots were cast across Mississippi. Deputies from the Hinds County Sheriff's Department are outside of GOP headquarters in Jackson today, while Republican leaders meet to talk about voting irregularities as claimed by the McDaniel campaign. We are told deputies are checking the identification of anyone wishing to enter the building. In addition, State Senator Michael Watson tells WJTV News Channel 12 that the McDaniel camp has found 3,300 "irregular votes"...
  • Mississippi Churning

    07/01/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | July 1, 2014 | David Weigel
    On Monday night, Grant Sowell pulled into a Tupelo, Mississippi, Chick-fil-A and braced himself for the Tea Party meeting. Just four weeks earlier, Senate candidate Chris McDaniel had campaigned at this branch of the proudly Christian chicken-sandwich chain, promising “shock waves through this country” if conservatives helped him win. McDaniel had forced a runoff—shock waves rumbled as promised—but in Round Two, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran beat him. The “establishment” succeeded in besting the Tea Party with crossover votes from Democrats. Sowell, a pastor and businessman who’d campaigned for McDaniel, was leading the first Tea Party meeting since that crushing loss....
  • Mississippi GOP, state sued over vote fraud: Discovery of thousands of election anomalies

    07/01/2014 3:04:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 07/01/2014 | James Simpson
    True the Vote, the citizens initiative pursuing “free and fair elections for all Americans,” and 13 other plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Mississippi Secretary of State and the Republican Party of Mississippi over the June 24 primary election runoff in which Sen. Thad Cochran edged tea-party challenger Chris McDaniel. The lawsuit asks the court to grant immediate access to voting records to inspect for possible illegal voting. It asserts that “defendants failed to properly abide by federal election record maintenance and open records provisions codified in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). Records...
  • Congressional Black Caucus to Thad Cochran: You Owe Us

    07/01/2014 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/14 | Anne Palmer Lauren French
    Thad Cochran won a primary runoff by turning out the black vote. Now they are asking — what are you going to do for us? Already the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are talking about what they want Cochran to do. The wish list is filling up with ideas like maintaining funding for food stamps, beefing up programs that help poor blacks in Mississippi and even supporting the Voting Rights Act. Continue Reading Text Size -+reset Latest on POLITICO Big cyber hack of health records is "only a matter of time" Clark Hill adds 2 in public affairs Hobby...
  • McDaniel unveils strategy to seek another runoff against Sen. Cochran

    07/01/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/30/14 | Neil Munro
    Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff victory. “We’re finished with Hinds County, and we’re up to 1,500” invalid votes, said Noel Fritsch, Daniel’s press aide. That’s critical because McDaniel can force another runoff if he can find more invalid votes than Cochran’s roughly 7,000-vote margin-of-victory on June 24. Votes are invalidated if voters cast ballots in both the Democrats’ June 3 primary and the GOP’s run-off on June 24. However, McDaniel can also force another election...
  • Cochran campaign denies vote-buying reports

    07/01/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Clarion Ledger | July 1, 2014 | By Geoff Pender
    Can't post Gannett material per their copyright complaint, but according to this article, it appears that the Cochran campaign is claiming they were only paying the get out the vote workers (in cash) and were not directly buying votes. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/01/cochran-campaign-denies-vote-buying/11911539/