Mississippi Senate Race

Tea Party Candidate Weighs Legal Options

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Chris McDaniel's campaign has zeroed in on Hinds County as part of a potential legal recourse. Democrats were mobilized to vote for Cochran.

Conservatives Angry After Cochran Wins With Dem Help

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“It’s disgraceful that self-described GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, the Chamber of Commerce and the NRSC would champion a campaign platform of pork barrel spending and insider deal-making, while recruiting Demts to show up at the polls,” Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks said.

Estab. GOP & Dems Team up to Beat Conservative in MS

Tea Party News Network Staff

Though the moderate candidate (Cochran) beat out McDaniel, it’s clear that the Tea Party message remains strong having secured a bold showing against Cochran's “dirty tricks” and a reliance upon Dem. votes. Dems. & GOP-E appear willing to cooperate with one another in order to advance liberalism.

The Fox and the Rabbit in Mississippi

While some in the media are calling Cochran’s apparent win a rejection of the Tea Party movement it was nothing of the sort. It was, however, a reminder that, as the Tea Party movement matures, the grassroots activists that power the movement still have much to learn about playing hardball politics.

NAACP Monitoring TEA Party Poll Watchers

Deborah Barfield Berry, Clarion-Ledger

As the GOP-E's Thad Cochran courts black voters in his runoff with McDaniel, NAACP officials said they'll send monitors to the polls in MS today to make sure black voters aren’t intimidated when they try to cast ballots in the state’s high-profile Senate race.

Senate Republicans' Bait-and-Switch Fundraising

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman, for Roll Call

If you read the Senate Republicans' fundraising letters, you’d think the NRSC was supporting tea party principles. But they are actually spending the money in GOP primaries to support Big Government establishment Republicans like Mississippi's incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and defeat limited government constitutional conservatives like Chris McDaniel.

Call Recruiting Dem Votes For Cochran Bashes TeaParty

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

A robocall aimed at potential black Dem. voters that strongly criticizes the tea party and urges the listeners to vote against Chris McDaniel in Tues.’s runoff vote has surfaced. The auto message claims that McDaniel would create more 'disrespectful treatment' of the first African-American president.

Conservatives: We Need 24 Hours of Non-Stop Work for Chris McDaniel

Haley Barbour's Mississippi political machine and the GOP establishment won’t go quietly or easily. In the final 24 hours of his campaign conservatives must hit thousands of doors, make phone calls, send email, post on social media and make sure every voter in Mississippi who demands change in Washington gets to the polls tomorrow, June 24, and votes for Chris McDaniel for Senator. Breaking News: Matthew Boyle of Breitbart reports "A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) re-election campaign was arrested and accused by police of stealing campaign signs for Cochran's primary opponent, state senator Chris McDaniel."

The Next Dave Brat?

Steven Shepard, Politico

Underdog GOP candidates such as Chris McDaniel, Joe Carr, and Milton Wolf want to dethrone establishment incumbents in the 2014 elections.

Brett Favre's Pro-Cochran Ad Payback to Barbour?

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

A drunk-driving accident involving Brett Favre's brother (who only had to serve 1 of the 14 years of his sentence) and the death of a friend raises questions about whether the unusual Cochran endorsement is political payback to former Gov. Haley Barbour, who is strongly backing Cochran. 

What Tradition Is Barbour and Cochran Protecting?

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

The lack of an interest in conservative traditions is what Barbour represents, and defeating Cochran, and his proxy, Barbour will go a long way to strengthening the once great, but now troubled political party who, with Barbour’s strong arm, would take us into many years of darkness and injustice.

PAC Working With Dem. to Get Out Black Vote for Cochran

Joe Schaeffer, NewsMax

Trailing in the polls and facing increasing concerns about their aged candidate's mental fitness, supporters of Sen. Thad Cochran have taken desperate measures to stave off tea party challenger Chris McDaniel: getting a Dem. political operative to canvass, and, several critics allege, buy black votes on his behalf.

McDaniels' Lead Over Cochran Jumps 8 Points

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

A new poll from WPA Research shows conservative MS state Sen. Chris McDaniel has shot up to an eight-point lead, outside the margin of error, over Sen. Thad Cochran a little over a week from the runoff election. The poll of 500 likely GOP voters has McDaniel leading Cochran 49% to 41%.

Tea Party Exposes Barbour's Seedy Role in MS Senate Race

Associated Press Staff

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a more desperate person than a DC lobbyist who thinks his fees are being threatened," said Barney Keller of Club for Growth. "Haley Barbour is losing a race in his own backyard.

Cochran Shifts Gears in Desperate Bid to Win Runoff

David M Drucker, Washington Examiner

The Thad Cochran campaign isn't even pretending to be conservative any more. Instead, to widen the pool of prospective voters, Cochran will run more explicitly on his record as a moderate conservative who will continue to deliver the federal funds and projects credited for untold thousands of MS jobs.

Viguerie: MS Senate Runoff Proves Tea Party Not Dead

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

Conservative activist Richard Viguerie, whose newest book “Takeover” details the internal war for the soul of the GOP, says McDaniel forcing a runoff which he is predicted to win proves that the tea party is far from dead. “The fact we could beat an incumbent senator is huge.

Conservative Kingpin Calls for Boycott of NRSC, RNC

Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

Richard Viguerie urged conservatives to boycott the NRSC and the RNC "until they stop running an incumbent protection racket that supports big government candidates like Thad Cochran against the clear preference of the GOP’s grassroots voters." He cautioned that Cochran may not win if he's the nominee.

Poll: McDaniel Takes Slight Lead Over Cochran

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

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 Thad Cochran. The survey's results show McDaniel with a 50.6% to 47.6% lead over Cochran, with 1.8% undecided. 

McDaniel Tells Exactly Why Cochran Failed Mississippi

Tea Party News Network Staff

Conservative Chris McDaniel blasted Cochran for not being conservative and for not standing up against Obama. He said Obamacare must be fully repealed and that the most conservative state deserves the most conservative senator.

Haley Barbour Not Backing Down in MS Race

ABC New Radio

Despite Chris McDaniel's status as the top vote-getter in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, Haley Barbour is still backing loser Thad Cochran and is ready to throw more money via his super PAC Mississippi Conservatives into nasty anti-McDaniels smear tactics.