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Thad Cochran shifts gears in bid
to pull runoff upset against Tea Partier

Washington Examiner, by David Drucker

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Posted By:periwinkel, 6/10/2014 7:41:06 AM

Sen. Thad Cochran and his allies are retooling their campaign strategy in a furious bid to survive Mississippi´s June 24, GOP primary runoff. Insurgent conservative Chris McDaniel, a state senator, led Cochran by just under 1,400 votes with most precincts reporting after last Tuesday’s primary, finishing a half a point shy of the 50 percent plus one threshold he needed to secure the nomination outright. Cochran now faces the enthusiasm and voter turnout gaps that often plague incumbents forced into primary runoffs — even those who win the initial contest by a healthy margin.

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Bragging about bringing home the pork may not do it this time for the old horndog.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/10/2014 7:59:11 AM     (No. 9879618)

Let me guess...he´s running against Washington, his hometown for decades!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast, 6/10/2014 8:03:22 AM     (No. 9879620)

I predict Cochran will win this runoff because democrats will turn out in the republican primary to vote for him - if Mississippi´s primary system is like Texas´ is. In Texas, you can vote in the runoff even if you didn´t vote in the primary, as long as you didn´t vote in the other party´s primary. Not a closed primary or runoff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/10/2014 8:06:54 AM     (No. 9879623)

It´s over, Senator. You stayed too long at the dance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/10/2014 8:54:01 AM     (No. 9879661)

Haley Barbour and Trent Lott two Mississippi Politicians who left Mississippi to become High paid lobbyist in D.C. and make their millions. They are whats wrong with the Republican Party. Cochran must be key to the money valve.

Embarrassing for a native Mississippian, even if I live in Texas.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: afortiori, 6/10/2014 8:54:09 AM     (No. 9879663)

All of a sudden, the incumbent wants to pull the ´upset´? Sen. Cochran has jumped the shark.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: maroon, 6/10/2014 9:11:00 AM     (No. 9879680)

As a Mississippian, I can say, "Good luck, Thad, but Trent Lott--I don´t think so."

Trent is best remembered for resigning abruptly and leaving Mississippi in the lurch. Methinks tainted by his brother-in-law, Dickie Scruggs, who went to prison--but got to keep the billions he won in the tobacco lawsuits.

We also remember Trent for sharing power with Dems when he didn´t have to(would the Dems have?).

But most of all we remember the sham impeachment proceedings in the Senate, where no witnesses were called and Clinton escaped to lie and cheat another day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimJr, 6/10/2014 9:18:28 AM     (No. 9879689)

#2, It´s not. If you didn´t vote in the initial Republican primary, you can´t vote in the run-off.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: southernboy, 6/10/2014 9:30:54 AM     (No. 9879699)

Thad thought he had it sewed up so he didn’t even have to leave his comfortable DC apartment. Just maybe he’s out of touch with his home base of voters. Just maybe he’s messed up bad. Just maybe, in the long run, Mississippi might be better off with new blood.

As to all the “pork” in the manner of shipyards and air bases….Why is it “pork” if Missisippi is the recipient but not pork if Nevada receives it? It’s not like the shipyards and air bases are not doing the jobs for which they are funded. Judging by the number of industries located here (Toyota, Nissan, G.E., Yokohama, Cooper, to name just a few) it just might be because of Mississippi’s labor force. Some on the government teat are there by necessity, not choice. And given the opportunity of a job or a free ride, they will jump at the job.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: suedotsue, 6/10/2014 10:02:12 AM     (No. 9879752)

Thad Cochran is a longtime friend of the ethanol industry, earning a 100% rating from them even in 2002. He voted to expand ethanol mandates in 2007. The same 2007 bill also ordered the EPA to create and oversee a non-public ethanol trading commodity market. Expanding the EPA is just what the country needed. By 2007 it was known that ethanol is a crime against humanity, that converting many food crops to fuel causes starvation among the world´s poorest. But fat cats like ethanol and poor southern states were targeted for billionaire green scams from day 1 anyway. Even if like ethanol they´re worse for the environment. Thad Cochran has had access to a microphone daily for many years but hasn´t said anything to stop this. Food crops in Central America have been switched to ethanol and biofuel which has exacerbated poverty there and caused many thousands to break into the US.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 6/10/2014 10:18:15 AM     (No. 9879777)

Cochran has to go. He´s an embarrassment, the GOP has to give up pork and their crony capitalist ways. Trotting out Trent Lott only makes him look worse. Lott doesn´t have a principled bone in his body.

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