Sen. Thad 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.

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.

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.

GOP-E VOWS NO MORE SURPRISES' FROM TEA PARTY IN '14

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The mainstream media and GOP Estab. seem to think that nothing like the Cantor loss will happen ever again. But Cantor's defeat could (and likely will) fuel grassroots uprisings against Cochran, Pat Roberts, Landreiu, and Lamar Alexander.

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. 

Mississippi Voters Stagger Cochran and K Street

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Unlike Mississippi voters, corporate earmark recipients and their K Street lobbyists are fighting to keep Thad Cochran in office. Liberal GOP lobbyists Haley Barbour and John Feehery count on having Cochran on their side to help them grow the influence (and purses) of their corporate, special interest clients.

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.

Mississippi Conservatives: Vote Chris McDaniel TODAY

If you live in Mississippi and haven’t yet voted for Chris McDaniel we urge you to go straight to the polls and cast your ballot for Chris McDaniel for Senator and for real change in Washington.

Cochran's Latest Excuse for Not Debating McDaniel

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“This isn't a debating society” is the latest excuse Cochran gave. He’s twice said he doesn’t know much about the Tea Party, has said he’s okay with at least some national debt, and praised earmarks hinting he’d support the return of the big spending big government appropriation tool.

Three Key Endorsements for June GOP Primaries

Here are three June primaries where conservatives can back candidates who will tip the scales in favor of constitutional government and really make a difference: Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary on June 3, Sheri Few in the South Carolina Superintendent of Education primary on June 10 and Sam Clovis in the Iowa GOP Senate primary on June 3.

End the Scandals: Vote McDaniel in Mississippi’s GOP Senate Primary

From renting an apartment from a staff member and traveling the world with her to questionable schemes by the Haley Barbour political machine to fund attacks on his opponent 36-year incumbent: Senator Thad Cochran's campaign is floundering in scandal.