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  • Iraq vet in Mississippi left in medically-induced coma due to severe Narrative violation

    08/27/2014 2:52:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Instablog ^ | 8/27/2014 | John Hayward
    The same media outlets that couldn't wait to hype the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri are tiptoeing very delicately around the beating of Iraq veteran Ralph Weems in Mississippi. Weems is a white man severely beaten last Saturday night, allegedly by a mob of black men upset about the Brown shooting. Working from a phone interview conducted by Weems' friend with the Associated Press, the UK Daily Mail has the most detailed account of the incident: David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House early Saturday.He...
  • Obama’s Harvard mentor compares Brown shooting to MLK assassination

    08/26/2014 2:29:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Harvard Law professor who mentored President Obama and the first lady during their time in Cambridge has compared the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown to the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Speaking with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, Charles Ogletree also compared the police shooting of 18-year-old Brown to the 1955 killing of Emmett Till. “Looking at what’s happened, this is just like the assassination of Dr. King in 1968, when everybody was very upset trying to figure out what was going to happen,” he said. “It’s like the killing of Trayvon Martin two years ago. “This is...
  • MIKE BROWN REVENGE ATTACK: US Marine Severely Injured After Racially Motivated Beating

    08/25/2014 7:12:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant… …David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House early Saturday. He said a man waved him over outside the restaurant and told him politely that people were upset by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it wasn’t a safe place for whites. When he went in, he said, Weems was inside and was arguing with other men. They left after an argument that...
  • Police: 2 hurt in West Point confrontation (Ferguson retaliation; white victim)

    08/24/2014 7:59:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was in fair condition Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said without elaborating. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. "They're going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done," Barnes said, describing Weems as a 32-year-old former Marine who had served in Iraq. David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House...
  • 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...
  • The Ferguson Fix Is In

    08/20/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As mass hysteria over the fatal shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown grips the progressive movement, President Obama is sending the most divisive, corrupt race-baiter in his cabinet to the riot-torn St. Louis suburb where the suspect died. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has single-mindedly focused on converting the Department of Justice into a racial grievance incubator, is scheduled to visit Ferguson, Mo., today in an appearance billed as an attempt to restore calm to a community that has erupted in almost daily violence since Brown, a young black man, was shot Aug. 9 by a police...
  • Camille Was No Lady

    08/18/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Forty-five years ago this very day, it took my Aunt Penny nearly ten hours to weave her way around downed trees, flooded roads, ruined bridges, snapped telephone poles, and live wires between New Orleans and Pass Christian, Miss. It’s usually just a one-hour drive. But this was in the immediate, same-day wake of Hurricane Camille, still the strongest named storm in U.S. history. Her parents (my grandparents) had been traveling, and they had returned to their Pass Christian home just the evening before. When Penny spoke to them from her New Orleans apartment as the storm bore in, they were...
  • Why the Obama administration sees racism everywhere

    08/17/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles. Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination. Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now he’s sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Less known, however, is the role...
  • The Tea Party's Prayer [Miss. tea party chair prays against Republicans]

    08/13/2014 10:40:33 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 24 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | 08/12/2014 | Anna Wolfe
    “We ask for your blessing upon the conservatives in this state, that they might stand strong and firm. Father, we even ask for you to bless our enemies, and Lord they are truly our enemies that head the Republican Party and the whole political establishment. ‘We’re asking, Father, for two things. We’re asking, Father, that you would expose them, set division amongst them, set them one against another, bring confusion and fear into their camp, into their thinking, for the purpose of pulling them down, for casting them down out of their high offices and reducing them, Lord, to having...
  • Vote Buying Claimant Stevie Fielder: “I Was Not Paid to Lie”

    08/12/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    MPB News ^ | 8-12-14 | Paul Boger
    The conservative blogger from California who paid a Baptist minister from Meridian to tell his story about vote buying in the Republican Senate runoff between incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and state Senator Chris McDaniel is in the state on a speaking tour. Reports also indicate that the blogger, Chuck Johnson, has been subpoenaed by a grand jury in Lauderdale County in conjunction with an investigation of a felony. The Baptist minister from Meridian stands by his claims of vote buying in the senate race. For nearly six weeks, Reverend Stevie Fielder of First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian has...
  • Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    08/10/2014 10:30:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Mississippi Watchdog ^ | August 7, 2014 | Steve Wilson
    The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding crisis is demonstrating far-reaching effects on the nation’s economy and foreign policy goals. Take, for example, Ingalls’ recently closed composite-construction yard in Gulfport. First, the Coast Guard passed on composite deckhouses for its new class of fast-response cutters, going to a different design. When the Navy decided to transition from a composite deckhouse like on the first two Zumwalt-class destroyers to a steel one constructed at Bath Iron Works, that proved the knockout blow. The yard closed in July, putting 400 shipbuilders out of work, according to local TV station WLOX. The decision was announced last...
  • Angry Republican Leaders Ready To Shut Door On Open Primaries

    08/08/2014 9:04:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Angry Republican Leaders Ready To Shut Door On Open Primaries Changes sought after Mississippi Democrats help Thad Cochran beat Chris McDaniel “I have been a longtime supporter of closed primaries to choose our candidates for office,” said Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, “this is a position I have held for a long time and is consistent with the ... more > By Ralph Z. Hallow - August 6, 2014 CHICAGO — Any party that allows its opponents to help pick its candidates in “open” primaries is a PPINO — a “political party in name only” — say...
  • 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,...
  • Miss. GOP refuses to hear challenge to Cochran win

    08/06/2014 7:08:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 8/6/2014 | JEFF AMY
    Mississippi's state Republican Party is refusing 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 Wednesday letter to McDaniel's lawyer, state Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said a court is needed to ensure a "prudent" review of the challenge.
  • Is Ole Miss -- Sorry, O** M*** -- NSFW? ['Ole Miss' now racist]

    08/06/2014 8:03:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-6-2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    The University of Mississippi will require university officials to use discretion when identifying the school as “Ole Miss” because it could be understood as a racist nickname. “UM’s longstanding nickname is beloved by the vast majority of its students and alumni,” says a statement from Ole Miss. “But a few, especially some university faculty, are uncomfortable with it. Some don’t want it used at all and some simply don’t want it used within the academic context.”
  • McDaniel moves toward runoff challenge

    08/04/2014 5:15:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/3/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) will file a challenge to the results of his primary battle with Sen. Thad Cochran (R) with the Mississippi Republican Executive Committee on Monday. McDaniel will unveil the challenge during a Monday afternoon press conference, his campaign confirmed to The Hill, which was announced to reporters last week and teased as an opportunity for McDaniel “to announce a major development regarding the results of the June 24 runoff election.” Cochran won the fierce primary fight in the runoff, finishing with a 7,667-vote lead when the results were certified, unanimously, by the Mississippi GOP executive...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democratic activists were behind controversial Klan ads in Mississippi

    08/04/2014 9:41:04 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan. Harris’ claim counters charges leveled by the McDaniel campaign that the Republican Establishment and GOP operative Henry Barbour were responsible for the ads.
  • The Democrats' best shot in Mississippi (MS Conservatives could vote for Democrat.)

    08/01/2014 9:35:40 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2014 | Anna Palmer
    A conservative Democrat, Childers has opposed gay marriage, is anti-abortion and anti-gun control.
  • Why Mitt Romney is perfectly poised for a comeback in 2016

    07/31/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    The Week ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Nobody has ever rooted for that scrappy Romney kid to overcome the odds. Until, maybe, now. Perhaps it says something about us that our most interesting presidential candidates swear they won't run for president. This is true of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and it's increasingly true of Mitt Romney. As regular readers of this column know, I've never been much of a Romney booster. I've also expressed skepticism about the notion he would run again. But let's not let "a foolish consistency" cloud our judgment. There is reason to believe that a third try wouldn't be an absurd venture. First, in...
  • 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...
  • Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

    07/29/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 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 · 7 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...