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  • Breaking: Mississippi Supreme Court Rules for Cochran [my title]

    10/24/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 134 replies
    Mississippi Supreme Court ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mississippi Supreme Court
    No news article to post-- the only article so far is in the Clarion-Ledger, which we can't post. But the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the lower court ruling that Chris McDaniel's challenge to Thad Cochran's primary win was filed too late. The Court's decision is here.
  • 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.
  • McDaniel to Challenge Election Results in Court

    07/04/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to challenge the results in court "any day now." Chris McDaniel says he believes there were thousands of irregularities. In an interview with CNN Friday, McDaniel said what matters is that fraud be uncovered where it exists and many Mississippi residents are "very angry" because they think their votes in the June 24 primary were nullified by fraud....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • Black Democrats Tell Thad Cochran: We Own You Now

    06/30/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 52 replies ^ | 6-30-14 | Tony Lee
    Nothing in life is free. And now that Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) was able to narrowly beat his Tea Party rival, due to thousands of black Democrats who crossed party lines to vote in the GOP primary runoff, his new constituency is looking to cash in on their influence. In their minds, Cochran, who is in line to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee if Republicans take back the Senate, is now a part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)--and should vote like a CBC member. According to Politico, "Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are talking about what they...
  • McDaniel Blows it in Mississippi by Ignoring Blacks

    06/30/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 207 replies ^ | June 30, 2014 | Star Parker
    Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran’s successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippi’s Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional. But most incredible was the success of this game plan – to reach out to liberal black churches and get Democrat black voters to turn out and vote for Cochran – despite being executed in broad daylight. Soon after Cochran lost to McDaniel in the primary, necessitating a run-off because McDaniel fell short of getting 50 percent of the vote, papers reported the intent of Cochran’s team to turn out black Democrats to overcome...
  • BREAKING: McDaniel Campaign is Filing Legal Challenge on Monday #MSSen

    06/29/2014 8:18:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Charles C Johnson twitter account A Time For Choosing ^ | June 29, 2014 | From Charles C Johnson Gary P. Jackson
    From Charles C Johnson: BREAKING: McDaniel campaign is filing legal challenge on Monday. #mssen — Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) June 29, 2014 Charles is a definite MUST follow for those interested in the criminality in the Mississippi election. He has been doing an incredible job covering things. McDaniel tells me: "They aren't going to steal this election." #mssen — Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) June 29, 2014 McDaniel says that he's drawing line in the sand, in it "for as long as it takes for justice to be done." #mssen — Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) June 29, 2014 #McDaniel: "Whatever it...
  • John Fund: Remember Mississippi!

    06/27/2014 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | John Fund
    How far did the establishment GOP forces backing Senator Thad Cochran go in Mississippi this week? Too far, and their tactics are likely to leave permanent scars in a civil war with Tea Party forces that are out of all proportion to the importance the establishment placed on saving one 76-year-old senator’s ability to please Washington’s K Street lobbying interests. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi,” Craig...
  • How Thad Cochran snagged an unlikely runoff win

    06/27/2014 5:17:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2014 | CHRIS MCDANIEL
    Sen. Thad Cochran pulled off a rare move in politics: An upset of an upset. After the 76-year-old Mississippi Republican came in second in the state's June 3 primary to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, he rallied to pull off a surprising win in the runoff two weeks later. So how did he do it? Republican insiders and others who followed the race well told the Washington Examiner that Cochran's campaign and its outside supporters courted non-traditional primary voters, improved their ground game and sharpened their messaging to win the runoff. “When we realized there was going to be a runoff,...
  • CALL TO ACTION! All GOP/Conservative Mississippi Voters, Your help Is Needed on Friday!!

    06/26/2014 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Syncro · 113 replies
    newsninja2012 ^ | June 26, 2014 | Wayne Dupree
    CALL TO ACTION! All GOP/Conservative Mississippi Voters, Your help Is Needed on Friday!! Wayne Dupree on June 26, 2014 at 6:01 PM IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!! All Conservative/Republican GOP voters in every Mississippi county, visit your county courthouse tomorrow and ask for copies of voter rolls from the Democrat/GOP run-off election.After you have done this, Contact Melanie Sojourner – Jay Craig – Jwcraig2@yahoo.comPic from the site, may be from Wash Post so only linking it...
  • BREAKING: McDaniel says they’ve already found over 1,000 illegal votes in one county alone

    06/26/2014 8:35:33 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 128 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 06-26-2014
    Chris McDaniel was on Hannity tonight and said they’ve already found over 1,000 votes that were cast by people who voted both in the Democratic primary and in the runoff last Tuesday. We’re looking into the issue of whether or not people who participated in the June 3rd Democratic primary crossed over into the Republican primary this Tuesday night, and we’ve already found more than 1,000 examples of that in one county alone.
  • GOP consultant: Tea party complaints ‘racist and stupid’

    06/26/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by koanhead · 56 replies
    Mississippi Business Journal ^ | 6/26/14 | Associated Press
    National Republican leaders trying to appeal to non-white voters are cringing over Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s complaints that Democrats — most of whom are black in Mississippi — voted in the state’s GOP Senate runoff and helped six-term incumbent Thad Cochran capture the party nomination. “The more the tea party complains about how black voters vote for Republicans, I think they look racist and stupid,” said John Feehery, a GOP consultant in Washington. “We’re trying to get black voters. Now that one of our candidates got black voters, we should be happy about it.”... When reporters in Washington asked Sen....
  • Chris McDaniel: I was “betrayed” by the GOP establishment

    06/25/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 522 replies
    MOFO Politics ^ | 25 Jun 14 | MFP
    Chris McDaniel, onthe blatantly unethical and illegal tactics employed by Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour in the Mississippi GOP runoff Tuesday… “McDaniel: I am a two-term state senator, I have fought for this party my entire life, I’ve given money…I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do– and last night, they pulled over 35,000 Democrats into a Republican primary to defeat me…we feel betrayed. … Hannity: Do you foresee any circumstance under which you would support this guy? Because I don’t think I could do it. McDaniel: I prayed about it last night…my core principle is gonna have a hard...
  • BREAKING! There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran Victory

    06/26/2014 2:36:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 503 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/26/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Chris McDaniel campaign has identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots have been cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.
  • The Fix: The Story of Thad Cochran's Victory, in 6 Maps

    06/26/2014 8:33:07 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Coming into Tuesday's runoff election in Mississippi, polling suggested that incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran was at a major disadvantage. As we noted, there was a big question mark hanging over any predictions because it wasn't clear what turnout would look like.In part, that was because the Cochran campaign was explicitly targeting black voters to come out to vote, despite those voters usually voting Democratic. Now, of course, we know what happened. Counties with a higher black population voted more heavily.
  • Ready Made Flyer for 2014 MS Senate Election

    06/26/2014 9:52:30 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 32 replies
    Here is a ready-made flyer that can be used in Mississippi in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate. Democrats AND Republicans have my permission to use it as they please.
  • BREAKING: 25,000-35,000 Democratic Voters Carried Thad Cochran to Victory

    06/26/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 260 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and the Chamber of Commerce went all in for moderate Thad Cochran in Mississippi (57% conservative rating with Heritage Action): Back in Washington, Cochran’s most important allies resolved to muffle their anxiety and stick with him for another three weeks. The Chamber of Commerce polled the race, concluded the senator had a difficult but viable path to victory; the group began brainstorming inventive ways to make a splash in the state, culminating with a sensational commercial starring NFL legend Brett Favre. National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Ward Baker, confronted with Beltway pessimism about Cochran’s chances,...
  • Despicable Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Mafia: They’ve no idea what they’ve done…..

    06/26/2014 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 70 replies ^ | 6/25/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    It is obviously karma that Haley Barbour is equipped with looks that resemble Ned Beatty from the “purty mouth” scene in the movie Deliverance - or perhaps his portrayal of the corrupt Senator in the movie Shooter. Given that the former head of the Republican National Committee and Mississippi Governor will evidently wallow in the excreta and politically copulate with just about anyone, it’s appropriate. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen Barbour and Beatty in the same room. Has anyone? Consider: Haley’s Mississippi mafia has spent the past three weeks verifying Barbour’s electoral promiscuity in his hysteria to...
  • A bad night for Democrats

    06/25/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT · by topher · 105 replies ^ | 25-June-2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    A BAD NIGHT FOR DEMOCRATS If you can divine a national trend from a runoff election in Mississippi, be our guest. But rather than pondering the motives of 3,188 Mississippi voters who made the difference in a bitter, hyper-local election, there’s a more useful consideration today. What’s at stake nationally this year is control of the U.S. Senate, and Republican chances of taking the majority went up significantly Tuesday night. [During New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel’s victory speech, the stage nearly collapsed. Rangel asked “heavier people on the stage… to take safety over ego” and step down.]
  • Inside the Thad Cochran comeback

    06/25/2014 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2014 | Alexander Burns
    Thad Cochran’s political resurrection began with a campaign shakeup and ended with a Hail Mary television ad. Just three weeks ago, in the dead of night on June 3, the Mississippi senator’s staff sat shaken and dejected, crestfallen at the results of a primary that deprived the six-term incumbent of an electoral majority. With Cochran forced into a runoff fight against an aggressive and energetic challenger, a dark mood shadowed his backers in Washington and Mississippi.
  • Chris McDaniel to Challenge Election Results

    06/25/2014 4:25:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    snip There were 24,889 votes cast in Hinds County in the runoff—17,927 were for Cochran and 6,962 were for McDaniel—but only 20,567 Republican voters are listed in Hinds County, according to the well-known Labels and Lists Voter Data Base. The extraordinarily high turnout in Hinds County is much more than what happened in Hinds County in the primary just a few weeks ago, when 16,640 total votes were cast—10,928 for Cochran and 5,621 for McDaniel. When asked if that seems a bit off, Cole responded: “Right.” “I noticed in his speech, McDaniel said ‘dozens of irregularities,’” Cole said. “So I...
  • Cochran defeats McDaniel in tight GOP Senate runoff race

    06/24/2014 8:45:51 PM PDT · by mtrott · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-24-2014
    Battling for his political survival, six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly edged out challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race that was too close to call for much of the night.
  • Cochran Wins, But McDaniel Camp Eying Legal Challenges

    HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) survived the most intense challenge he’s ever faced in his 41-year political career, winning a runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The Associated Press called the race for Cochran, who is up 6,880 votes with 99.9 percent of precincts reporting.
  • GOP Establishment Deals Race Card in Mississippi Senate Primary Contest

    06/24/2014 3:44:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 6/24/14 | Deneen Borelli
    The GOP establishment just set a new low by mimicking race card antics of left-wing activists like Al Sharpton in a desperate attempt to have Senator Thad Cochran defeat challenger Chris McDaniel in today’s Mississippi primary. The Daily Caller reported robocalls are trying to mobilize black Democrats to support Cochran by tying McDaniel to the Tea Party and its opposition to President Obama. In the automated message appearing to target black Democrat voters in Mississippi, the female voice on the line claims that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel would lead to more obstruction in Washington and create more “disrespectful treatment”...
  • Final chapter underway in nation's ugliest primary

    06/24/2014 4:39:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Dana Bash and Ashley Killough
    Lifelong Democrat Jackie Bland is doing something she never thought she'd do: Urge people to vote for a Republican. Bland supports Thad Cochran, a six-term Mississippi senator who's trying to fend off a fierce tea party challenge to his seat from Chris McDaniel as voting got underway in Tuesday's primary runoff. Two weeks ago, Bland helped put up 5,000 pro-Cochran posters in black communities and talk to people about his record. "We wanted to raise the awareness to African-Americans that we do have a stake in this runoff election," she said. She pointed to Cochran's efforts to secure federal funds...
  • Live Stream of Election Party by TPNN ~ Chris McDaniel

    06/24/2014 3:52:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies
    Chris McDaniel ^ | June 24, 2014 | Staff
    Can't make it to the Election Party? Check out the live stream by TPNN here at 7:00 PM. CDT
  • Poll watchers warned in Mississippi

    06/24/2014 5:21:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-24-14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    State officials in Mississippi are warning groups backing state Sen. Chris McDaniel that their efforts to organize poll watchers for Tuesday's runoff might be illegal. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), the underdog in his primary runoff fight with McDaniel, has been pushing African-American and Democratic voters to turn out for him on Tuesday to try to expand his share of the vote. Under state law, Democrats who did not vote in the first primary round are allowed to vote in the GOP runoff, but conservatives backing McDaniel have argued the law prevents voters from supporting a candidate in the primary that...
  • Runoff voter turnout appears to be up (Mississippi)

    06/24/2014 5:07:25 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 108 replies
    WLOX ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Doug Walker
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - At the Ocean Springs Civic Center, the lines were long as voters waited to cast their ballots. The turnout surprised some poll workers, like Paula Clifford. "I am. I'm very surprised at what we've had so far. We've had more people come in and vote this time than we had the last time," Clifford explained. Voters, like Robert Kline, seem to sense that something big is about to happen, no matter who wins. "This is very important to our state, picking out the congressman we want to continue, and I just felt like it was a...
  • Mississippi Runoff Poll LIVE Thread

    06/24/2014 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 1,376 replies
    Please post what you are seeing at the polls today.
  • Thad Cochran Gets a Taste of Unsweet Tea

    06/24/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 6/24/14 | Paul R. Stanley
    Anyone who has spent time south of the Mason Dixon line, especially in the Deep South, knows that an order of iced tea at Three Sisters in Jackson, Mississippi means one laced with a heavy dose of sugar. However, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, is most likely going to get a gallon of tart, unsweet tea poured on him if Tea Party favorite and State Senator Chris McDaniel defeats him on Tuesday, as most pundits predict. Similar to Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning defeat at the hands of an unknown tea party college professor, few saw Cochran's defeat coming six...
  • Cornyn Campaign Hopes Tea Party Strategy Will Help GOP Diversify (RINO pandering in Texas)

    06/24/2014 10:34:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | 6/24/14 | Killeen Daily Herald
    As Central Texas leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens make plans for a January education summit, they have an unlikely partner: Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. LULAC, the Hispanic civil rights group, has long clashed with Cornyn on issues, from health care to immigration. But they say they have found common ground on education. “It’s very unusual,” LULAC Central Texas District Director Gavino Fernandez Jr. said of the partnership. Typically, Republicans “don’t reach out," he said. "They stay away from our community.” That’s changing as Republicans eyeing the state’s shifting demographics increasingly invest in reaching Hispanics, African-Americans...
  • GOTV and Pollwatch in Mississippi, Vote Chris McDaniel for US Senate today

    06/24/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 10 replies
    McDaniel for US Senate ^ | June 24, 2014 | Steelers6
    Chris got 155,000 votes 3 weeks ago, he'll probably need 200,000 this time to win. GOTV
  • McDaniel Increases Lead Over Cochran in Latest Poll

    06/22/2014 2:01:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Jackson Clarion-Ledger | 6/22/14
    McDaniel Increases Lead Over Cochran in Latest Poll
  • The Cochran-McDaniel Ad Wars: A Closer Look

    06/23/2014 1:23:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/23/14 | Daniel Lippman
    The Mississippi GOP primary runoff between U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel has seen both outside groups and the campaigns themselves get locked into an advertising war centered on two big issues: federal spending and the conservative credentials of both candidates. Should voters on Tuesday give another six years to a senator who’s brought billions of dollars in spending from Washington? Or should the keys be handed over to an attorney and former radio host who promises to be a real conservative representing the nation’s poorest state? Continue Reading Text Size -+reset Chris McDaniel ad: 'History' Latest...
  • Mississippi: McDaniel Polling Ahead (of Thad Cochran), Black Voters Still a Big Unknown

    06/23/2014 1:07:25 PM PDT · by rface · 12 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | 6.23.2014 | R.L. Nave
    By most accounts, going into tomorrow's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Laurel has a commanding advantage over the incumbent, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. That is, among likely GOP voters. Over the weekend, Chism Strategies—a Democratic firm that has commissioned several polls since the June 3 primary election that resulted in a runoff—unveiled its latest survey of Republicans that shows McDaniel leading Cochran by eight points. For the first time since Chism began polling, the lead is well outside the 4 percent margin of error. "Unless Cochran expands the electorate with general-election Republicans and crossover Democrats,...
  • Tea Party to Use Poll Watchers in Mississippi GOP Runoff

    06/23/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    News Max ^ | June 23 2014 | Elliot Jager
    Sen. Thad Cochran's efforts to mobilize black Democrats to vote for him against state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Tuesday's Republican runoff election has led McDaniel supporters to field election observers, The New York Times reported. Democrats who did not already participate in the June 3 Mississippi primary are allowed to vote in the Cochran-McDaniel Republican runoff under state law. The 76-year-old Cochran, the most senior Republican in the Senate, is fighting for his political life against McDaniel, 41, reaching out to liberals and black Democrats. Backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund, tea party groups supporting McDaniel will position poll watchers...
  • Kate Cochran calls Mississippians "ignorant". (Vanity)

    06/23/2014 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 56 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 23, 2014 | Din Maker
    LISTEN UP EVERYBODY..... Is there any way that Chris McDaniel's supporters can get this word out to the people of Mississippi today and even during polling times on Election Day, tomorrow? In her Facebook rant, on June 17th, Kate Cochran, daughter of Thaddeus Cochran, called the people of Mississippi "ignorant". “I think that Mississippians are being snookered by neocon zealots on talk radio, Fox News, and elsewhere. The New Right values extremism, obstructionism, partisanship, and--frankly--ignorance.” That should be worth a couple of thousand votes for Chris McDaniel.
  • In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel’s Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy

    06/23/2014 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Syncro · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-22-2014 | THEODORE SCHLEIFER
    In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel’s Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy By THEODORE SCHLEIFERJUNE 22, 2014 Inside LAUREL, Miss. — Chris McDaniel’s Republican campaign for the Senate barreled through Mississippi on Sunday on anti-establishment, Tea Party-invigorated energy as the state’s runoff primary race entered its final hours.The Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s largest organizations aligned with the movement, was the host of three bus tour events earlier...Five years have passed since Tea Party groups began protesting big government at summer town-hall meetings across the country...*snip* ...kickoff event on Friday evening...10 minutes from Mr. McDaniel’s hometown, American flags...
  • Poll: McDaniel Takes 8-Point Lead over Cochran Days from Election

    06/22/2014 4:50:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 6/21/14 | Matthew Boyle
    PEARL, Mississippi — A new poll shows that state Sen. Chris McDaniel has surged even further ahead in the final days of his GOP primary runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), in what has become one of the most epic bouts to date between grassroots conservatives and the GOP establishment. McDaniel has taken a 52 percent to 44 percent lead over Cochran, while four percent of voters remain undecided in a new tracking poll by Chism Strategies. The poll, conducted on Friday night, surveyed 697 GOP primary voters and has a margin of error of 3.8 percent—a number McDaniel’s 8-point...
  • New TV Ad from Gary Bauer Hits Thad Cochran for Supporting Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

    06/20/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 1 replies
    Gary Bauer CWFPAC ^ | 6-20-14 | The Wolf
    A new TV ad by Gary Bauer's PAC, Campaign for Working Families, exposes Mississippi Senate candidate Thad Cochran for his support of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of State. Hagel has been a rubber stamp for Obama's disastrous foreign policy agenda.
  • URGENT: Thad Cochran is trying to steal this election! [Runoff voting 6-24]

    06/18/2014 8:11:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 143 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 18, 2014 | Sal Russo
    <p>URGENT: Thad Cochran is trying to steal this election!</p> <p>This is an urgent call to action.</p> <p>I wish it wasn't true, but it looks like Senator Thad Cochran supporters are trying to steal this election. The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that a POWERFUL DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE inside Mississippi has been hired to go into Democratic communities and get those residents to vote for Cochran. We cannot let this blatant effort to steal the election go unanswered!</p>
  • Thad Cochran, Chris McDaniel in Dead Heat, According to Latest Polling Data

    06/16/2014 8:41:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    GulfLive ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gareth Clary
    A new poll released by Chism Strategies on the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate shows a statistical dead heat between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel. In the Chism poll, Cochran now leads with 48 percent with 47 percent for McDaniel, within the margin of error of 3.3 percent. The statewide poll was conducted Friday night among 821 households and only included voters who voted in the June 3 Republican primary. The runoff election is June 24. Chism raises the following key questions in the "observations" section of the poll: -- Will traditional "general election Republicans" in university towns,...
  • BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced [June 20-22] (Dead heat, see # 16)

    06/16/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 15, 2014 | Staff
      BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced Dear Patriots, Thanks to the generous contributions of our Tea Party supporters, we were able to reach our first fundraising goal- thank you so much! We are excited to announce our Elect Chris McDaniel Bus Tour and wanted to share it with our loyal supporters first. We will be holding four major rallies the weekend before the June 24th run-off election in key media markets and counties that are strategically necessary for McDaniel to win. For complete tour details click HERE.  If you reside in Mississippi or a neighboring state, we hope to...
  • (White Cotton)Gloves off: Thad Cochran calls Chris McDaniel a dangerous extremist

    06/11/2014 9:02:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    The Clarion-Ledger ^ | 6/10/14 | Geoff Pender, The Clarion-Ledger
    I was wrong. I thought for sure the NRSC and Mississippi’s GOP establishment would back off of McDaniel given that he’s the favorite in the runoff. Cochran might keep campaigning, I figured, but it would be a strictly positive campaign for the next few weeks, probably with no attack on McDaniel harsher than the fact that he’s inexperienced. At a minimum, they’d stay away from blaming him for that nasty harassment of Cochran’s wife inside her nursing home. Why frag a guy whom you’ll probably be fighting behind next month? As I say, I was wrong. After months of milquetoast...
  • Poll: Tea Party's McDaniel Takes Slight Lead Over Thad Cochran Heading Into Runoff

    06/09/2014 5:44:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 6/8/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Tea Party-backed State Sen. Chris McDaniel has taken a slight lead — within the margin of error — in a new poll from Chism Strategies over 42-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). The survey's results, announced on Saturday, show McDaniel with a 50.6 percent to 47.6 percent lead over Cochran, with 1.8 percent undecided. The survey was conducted on Thursday — two days after McDaniel bested Cochran in the popular vote with neither candidate topping 50 percent, forcing the race into a runoff — and it polled 832 likely GOP voters. The poll’s margin of error was 3.3 percent, putting...
  • Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate [McDaniel vs Cochran]

    06/08/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 61 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 7, 2014 | Staff-Justin Petty
    Mississippi Showdown for U.S. Senate   Tea Party Conseratives, We need your support now more than ever, as conservative Chris McDaniel faces 47-year incumbent Thad Cochran in a runoff on June 24th. Last Tuesday thanks to full Tea Party support, McDaniel edged Cochran but by less than 1500 votes, and since neither recieved 50% of the total vote there will be a head-to-head runoff to decide the race.   The only way for Chris McDaniel to pull all the way through is for every conservative to show up and vote on June 24th, and your resources will help us...
  • Will it be 'lights out' for Thad Cochran?

    06/04/2014 7:49:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 6/4/14 | Meredith Shiner
    National Republicans find themselves in a political jam over the looming Senate runoff in Mississippi, with some establishment operatives now wishing that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel had just won outright or that six-term incumbent Thad Cochran hadn’t run at all. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is in the most uncomfortable spot, as the top institutional defender of incumbents. It is pledging its full support to Cochran while also having to grapple with the reality that McDaniel, who might well win the nomination, is a political figure it can’t control, and giving Democrats reason to dream about a seat in...

    06/03/2014 9:16:12 PM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state senator Chris McDaniel are in an epic nail-biter, only a few thousand votes apart with 94.5 percent reporting. McDaniel is at 49.4 percent and Cochran 49.0 percent. The close margin raises the possibility of a runoff election if neither candidate crosses 50 percent. Third party candidate Thomas Carey is at about 1.6 percent. CNN reporter Dana Bash reported Cochran aides were predicting the best outcome for Cochran would be a runoff.