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Thad Cochran Sides With Democrats on Abortion and Guns

Roberts, Stabenow, Cochran

It’s obvious now that establishment Republican incumbent Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi is NOT conservative. But upon examining his voting record on abortion and Second Amendment rights, we wonder if he’s even a Republican. And we’re not the only ones.

The Madison Project, a group of close allies that supports and raises money for conservative candidates that have demonstrated a commitment to full-spectrum conservatism, released a statement in response to Cochran’s deceptive television ad (watch it here). In the ad, Sen. Cochran is falsely portrayed as staunchly pro-life, pro-gun rights. 

The Madison Project counters that not only is Cochran not conservative, his voting record proves that he sides more often with liberals on issues of abortion, Second Amendment protection, and even Obamacare.

“Like every liberal Republican ashamed of his voting record, Senator Cochran is campaigning as a born-again conservative, instead of defending his record,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project. “He obfuscates the fact that he helped sabotage the effort to defund Obamacare. With regards to life, he is actually one of the few Republicans who has voted for an anti-life agenda on numerous occasions. And with regards to guns, Cochran is hoping that the lack of votes on Second Amendment issues in recent years will erase his past history of voting to ban guns. The voters of Mississippi deserve honesty from Cochran who should be defending his true record instead of obfuscating the truth.”

Let’s review the damning facts:


Voted for Medicaid funding for abortions [Roll Call #132, May 21, 1981]

Voted to table the amendment to bar the use of federal District of Columbia funds to pay for abortions, except to save the life of the mother [Roll Call #291, November 7, 1985]

Voted for federally funded research on embryonic stem cells [Roll Call #206, July 18, 2006; Roll Call #127, April 11, 2007]

Voted against straightening laws to circumvent taking minors across state lines for abortions without parental notification [Roll Call #71, March 13, 2008]


Voted for then-Senator Joe Biden’s massive gun control bill, which banned numerous firearms and created undue burdens and waiting periods on purchasers [Roll Call #125, July 11, 1991]

Voted to impose background checks on private transfers and supersede numerous state laws with a sweeping federal mandate [RC #140, May 20, 1999] 

Voted to prohibit the sale of all guns without Washington-approved safety devices [Roll Call #17, February 26, 2004]


Cochran claims that he voted to repeal Obamacare over 100 times, but he has always opposed the only consequential means of actually disrupting the law, which is by objecting to any budget that contains funding  [RC# 206, Sept. 27, 2013; RC# 219, Oct. 16, 2013]

ConservativeHQ joins The Madison Project in enthusiastically endorsing Cochran’s truly conservative opponent, Chris McDaniel. McDaniel is a constitutional conservative with backbone who’s ready to slash spending and fight the liberal agenda in Washington.

We’ll never win the fight against progressive Democrats with big-government, free-spending Republicans like Thad Cochran. It’s time to put this 34-year establishment RINO out to pasture.

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Does it make sense to anyone that this man is sent by Mississippi to the Senate? If this doesn't involve voter fraud then the only other explanation would have to involve corrupt information sources to the voters. No real voters are this stupid.