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  • Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

    07/29/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/29/14 | KATIE M
    Home> Health Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida Jul 29, 2014, 12:12 PM ET By KATIE MOISSE Katie Moisse More from Katie » Katie Moisse Health Editor via Good Morning America PHOTO: Crescent Beach in Sarasota, Fla. is pictured in this file photo. Florida Officials Warn About Deadly Bacteria in Water Next Video Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Service Dog Auto Start: On | Off Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in...
  • 5th Circuit: Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Stays Open

    07/29/2014 12:16:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | 07/29/2014 | R.L. Nave
    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Mississippi law that would have required the state's only abortion clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital for its OB/GYNs. #The clinic, the Jackson Women's Health Organization, was unable to obtain the privileges and challenged the constitutionality of the law in court and succeeded in obtaining an injunction against the law in federal court. #The Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented JWHO, said the ruling "ensures women who have decided to end a pregnancy will continue to have access to safe, legal care for now in their...
  • MISSISSIPPI State Supreme Court Turns Down McDaniel's Request for a Rehearing

    07/25/2014 5:16:48 AM PDT · by WKB · 41 replies
    NewsMS.com ^ | 07-24-14 | Chip Ward
    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Supreme Court says they are not going to rehear State Senator Chris McDaniel’s request for unredacted poll books. He wanted to look at poll books in Harrison County without the voter’s personal information blacked out so he could distinguish between voters with similar names. Justices Michael Randolph, James W. Kitchens and David Chandler wrote in an attached letter that they supported McDaniel’s motion because “assuring the integrity of the electoral process is a matter of the highest priority,” but it was not enough to swing the decision. - See more at: http://www.newsms.fm/state-supreme-court-turns-mcdaniels-request-rehearing/#sthash.4BOroWnr.dpuf
  • Mississippi governor refuses to house illegal immigrants

    07/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    WREG ^ | Dennis Turner
    The flood of children coming into the U.S. in the last several months is making national headlines. Nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children entered the U.S. illegally in the past year, most of them from Central America. Several states remain under consideration to house many of them, including Mississippi. (SNIP) He wrote President Obama about it, and explained “We simply do not have the resources, the location in which to house children who come here and do not speak our language, have no relatives in Mississippi.” Congressman Bennie Thompson also wrote the president, saying Bryant doesn’t speak for all Mississippians.
  • ‘The Evidence Is Still Coming in’: Chris McDaniel Seeking Poll Book Access in Mississippi

    07/24/2014 2:47:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/24/2014 | BEN LEDBETTER
    While incumbent Thad Cochran will be the likely candidate to face Democrat and former Rep. Travis Childers this fall, state senator and Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate primary candidate Chris McDaniel is not throwing in the towel – and checking for voting irregularities across the state. McDaniel’s ultimate goal is to get a new election by showing that people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary also voted in the June 24 Republican runoff. “This affects every voter in Mississippi,” said Mitchell Tyner, a member of McDaniel’s legal team, at a July 16 press conference from his Jackson office. “The...
  • Eyes On The Prize

    07/24/2014 5:38:56 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 21 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ann Coulter
    When a U.S. president is using the IRS to terrify his political enemies, destroying American health care and opening our southern border to millions of future welfare-collecting, Democratic voters from the Third World, why is a dime's worth of money being wasted on trying to replace the Republican senator from Mississippi with a slightly different Republican? Honestly, I think these deck chairs look just fine. Maybe we should check on the Titanic's hull, captain. If Chris McDaniel's supporters want to show what bad-ass studs they are, how about walking across the Mississippi River and getting Tom Cotton elected in Arkansas?...
  • Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle

    07/22/2014 1:43:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/22/14 | Peter Hamby
    The plot to save Thad Cochran was hatched at Off The Record, the subterranean bar inside the Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington. In mid-June, just days before the Mississippi Senate runoff election, Tom Donohue, the hard-nosed CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was commiserating over drinks with Scott Reed, his senior political strategist, and Chip Pickering, a former Mississippi congressman-turned-telecom lobbyist. The trio were smarting. After racking up an enviable 10-0 winning streak in midterm races, Mississippi voters dealt the powerful business lobby a major blow: Cochran, a Senate stalwart supported by the Chamber and its allies in the...
  • Pine Belt residents join national illegal immigration protest

    07/19/2014 6:24:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WLOX-TV ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Charles Herrington
    JONES COUNTY, MS - About one dozen Pine Belt residents carried signs and American flags and waved at vehicles from an overpass on Interstate-59 Saturday to protest illegal immigration. They were part of a National Day of Protest organized on social media by the "Make Them Listen" movement. Folks from Petal, Pearl River and Jones counties displayed signs such as "Secure the Border" and "No Amnesty" as they stood on the overpass at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport exit. "The border is not secure and we're being invaded," said Darlene Thomas, one of the organizers of the protest. "It's not a...
  • Cochran up big in general, McDaniel supporters still mad

    07/19/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 55 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 15, 2014
    PPP's new Mississippi poll find Thad Cochran has a strong advantage for the general election- but that the fallout from last month's divisive runoff has left a lot of voters undecided. Cochran's at 40% to 24% for Democrat Travis Childers and 5% for Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara, with 31% of voters still undecided. Cochran's emerged from the primary popular with Democrats (58/22 approval) and unpopular with Republicans (39/52). Cochran is particularly well liked by African Americans, sporting a 59/20 approval rating, and even narrowly leading Childers with them at 37/36. Cochran is only polling at 48% among GOP voters...
  • Hillary Clinton Praises GOP Establishment, Big Business For Taking On Tea Party

    07/18/2014 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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.
  • GOP split in Mississippi over tea party's McDaniel spreads to national party

    07/18/2014 5:51:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Linda Feldman
    The prolonged aftermath of the Mississippi runoff in which Thad Cochran edged Chris McDaniel has produced schisms within the Republican National Committee and even in another state’s GOP. Is Chris McDaniel a modern-day Don Quixote tilting at windmills or is he a brave warrior, fighting to the last, for a just cause? Either way, the tea party candidate’s protracted battle against six-term Sen. Thad Cochran (R) of Mississippi has deepened the split in an already divided Mississippi Republican Party – and is spreading further into the national GOP. More than three weeks after state Senator McDaniel lost his primary runoff...
  • 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.
  • Kemper Coal Plant Prepares for Operation

    07/18/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    WTOK ^ | July 17, 2014 | Candace Barnette
    Mississippi Power is looking for ways to make a positive economic impact as the Kemper Coal Plant is slowly nearing its finish line. The facility has completed construction and is now in the process of testing its equipment. And coal engineers say as they begin, they're doing their best to hire locally. "We sign long-term contracts with our customer," mine engineer Matt Jones says. "We've got a 40-year contract with Mississippi Power for this operation. We're part of the community, and we want to make sure we're hiring our neighbors as much we can." At its peak, the coal plant...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Poll Worker: Mississippi Election Documents Thrown Away

    07/15/2014 10:21:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 7/15/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Phil Harding, a 30-year Air Force veteran and Chris McDaniel supporter who helped run the June 24 primary runoff election in Harrison County, Mississippi, said he witnessed key documents being discarded and that a large volume of absentee ballot envelopes and applications are missing, making them unavailable for review by McDaniel´s campaign. However, another poll worker involved, a member of a local Harrison County GOP Executive Committee and Cochran supporter Frank Bordeaux, provided a significantly different account of the episode, saying the documents weren´t discarded. Harding´s account is included in a lawsuit from election integrity group True The Vote, which...
  • Why Mississippi matters to the GOP’s future

    07/15/2014 12:17:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/14 08:08 PM EDT | Sal Russo
    Why Mississippi matters to the GOP’s future By Sal Russo - 07/14/14 08:08 PM EDT If the recent Mississippi Senate primary was a GOP establishment bellwether, the Republican Party is in deep trouble. By resorting to a disingenuous and morally bankrupt campaign to win at all costs, the establishment exposed itself to be into politics only for the power. In order to grow the GOP and consistently win at the ballot box in November, Republicans need to start earning votes with conservative ideas, not government handouts. Since the Republicans’ dismal showing in the 2012 elections, party leaders have been working to...
  • 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...
  • Cochran Gets Lost on Way to Senate Lunch (Went to Democrat Luncheon 'Accidentally') Read more:

    07/14/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is back with his colleagues in Washington, D.C., after winning his hard-fought primary runoff — but he had a bit of trouble finding Senate Republicans' weekly luncheon on Tuesday. Cochran, while talking with The Hill, made a few wrong turns before accidentally ending up at Senate Democrats' luncheon. After exiting a Senate elevator on the wrong floor, Cochran and The Hill reboarded. He then found the right floor but turned away from the Senate GOP luncheon, a few yards from the elevator, to stroll in the opposite direction, arriving at the Democrats' weekly gathering a few...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 22 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 · 9 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 · 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.
  • 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 · 9 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 · 18 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 · 21 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.