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The Barbour Machine’s
Mississippi Ad War

National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson

Original Article

Posted By:WhamDBambam, 7/18/2014 3:35:24 PM

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.” (SNIP) “Some money from the Republicans,” some from African Americans. “I raised money from a number of sources,” he said. As it turns out, Crudup raised all of the $144,685 his PAC took in from exactly one source: Haley Barbour’s political machine.

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Ooooo noes! Not my GOPe fanning racial flames just to hold on to their faithful, addle-brained lapdog! Other posters keep telling me this just won´t happen.

Who to believe? Who to believe? Darn my lyin´ eyes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/18/2014 3:51:08 PM     (No. 9930547)

Can´t find it sanctioned anywhere in scripture where a ´´church´´ can accept money or prostitute itself for a political campaign, even to the tune of $144,685 (we know what he is; we´re just arguing over the price).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/18/2014 3:54:00 PM     (No. 9930549)

The Tea Party in Mississippi, needs to promote a write in campaign for Chris. It worked in Alaska for Murkowski, and it will work for McDaniel. Screw the RINO Establishment! Time to fight back or be buried.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/18/2014 3:59:57 PM     (No. 9930552)

When the history is written will this episode go down as the beginning of the end of the republican party? If memory serves Haley Barbour is on the board (or whatever its called) of the RNC.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: altoona, 7/18/2014 4:07:06 PM     (No. 9930564)

Boss Hogg Barbour.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/18/2014 4:08:24 PM     (No. 9930566)

I hope Barbour thinks Cochran winning was worth losing the Senate, because that´s what he´s done.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/18/2014 4:47:54 PM     (No. 9930622)

Am also disappointed (and unfortunately, not really surprised) that the establishment GOP supporters that frequently post on this board have had little or no criticism for what happened in Mississippi.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SsMom, 7/18/2014 5:57:46 PM     (No. 9930707)

From what I understand, the only way a write-in vote would be counted in the state of Mississippi is whenif a candidate has died. Otherwise if you write-in someone who is not on the ballot, that vote does not count. (I live in Mississippi and that is what is being reported).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: judy, 7/18/2014 8:21:39 PM     (No. 9930834)

Will the churches lose their tax-exempt status for supporting a republican? Churches are legally supposed to be non-political. Is Barbour aware Cochran recently showed up at a democrat breakfast by mistake?

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