Tag: Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Ugly Post-Primary Battle

Thad Cochran Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Ugly Post-Primary Battle

Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign manager, Kirk Sims, has been replaced by his state director Brad Davis, according to a GOP source close to the campaign. The source, who has first-hand knowledge of the information from speaking to campaign officials, also

NRSC Hosts 'Thank You Reception' for 'Generous' Thad Cochran Donors

NRSC Hosts 'Thank You Reception' for 'Generous' Thad Cochran Donors

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) will host a “Thank You Reception” Tuesday for donors who forked over nearly a million dollars to help Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) defeat state Senator Chris McDaniel in a June 24 runoff. The event

Cruz Calls for Investigation in Mississippi Runoff

Cruz Calls for Investigation in Mississippi Runoff

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the allegations of voter fraud in the Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel in an interview on Monday’s “Mark Levin Show.”  “What the D.C. machine did was not try to grow

Black Democrats Seek Thad Cochran's Help After Runoff Win

Black Democrats Seek Thad Cochran's Help After Runoff Win

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should

Establishment GOP's Tactics Will Backfire

Establishment GOP's Tactics Will Backfire

Earlier this year, the conventional wisdom was that the moderate establishment had taken control of the GOP back from the Tea Party and other “extremists.” With Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Chris McDaniel receiving the plurality

Tea Party's McDaniel to Challenge Results of Mississippi GOP Primary

Tea Party's McDaniel to Challenge Results of Mississippi GOP Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran said Friday he plans to challenge the results. Chris McDaniel said his campaign found at least 5,000 irregularities in voting and that he will

Thad Cochran's Campaign Hangs Up on Entire National Media

Thad Cochran's Campaign Hangs Up on Entire National Media

Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) top campaign operatives hung up on numerous members of the national media after a press conference call Wednesday. The call was intended to rebut state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign’s allegations of voter fraud in Mississippi’s GOP

FEC Probes Pro-Cochran Barbour-Run Super PAC

FEC Probes Pro-Cochran Barbour-Run Super PAC

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the

Cuccinelli Calls on States to Use National Guard to Secure Border

Cuccinelli Calls on States to Use National Guard to Secure Border

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli argued that states along the Mexican border can and should use their National Guards and law enforcement to secure their borders in an interview on “The Laura Ingraham Show” on Tuesday.  He stated that

Gohmert Cochran's Tactics an 'Outrage,' 'Conspiring to Violate the Law'

Gohmert Cochran's Tactics an 'Outrage,' 'Conspiring to Violate the Law'

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) blasted the tactics used by supporters of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) to win his primary against Chris McDaniel last week, calling them an “outrage,” and declaring Cochran a beneficiary of “illegality.”  Gohmert rebutted those who argued

Black Democrats Tell Thad Cochran: We Own You Now

Black Democrats Tell Thad Cochran: We Own You Now

Nothing in life is free. And now that Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) was able to narrowly beat his Tea Party rival, due to thousands of black Democrats who crossed party lines to vote in the GOP primary runoff, his new

The Magnolia State Stinks

The Magnolia State Stinks

This is not the first time the corrupt national GOP power structure and the Mississippi Republican Party have betrayed conservatism. By now, the deeply questionable practices of the Thad Cochran campaign and his apparatchiks in Mississippi are known to all. Mysterious robo-calls, unaccounted

Chris McDaniel Rushes to Review Ballots from Tuesday's Election

Chris McDaniel Rushes to Review Ballots from Tuesday's Election

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel is projecting confidence about his campaign’s review of ballots cast in a runoff election he narrowly lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran Tuesday ahead of a planned legal challenge to the election results. The campaign

Dick Morris Goes to Bat for Thad Cochran, His Tactics

Dick Morris Goes to Bat for Thad Cochran, His Tactics

In an appearance on Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former disgraced Clinton adviser Dick Morris, also formerly a Fox News contributor but now a host on 1210 AM “The Big Talker” in Philadelphia, said he would have no

Jesse Jackson Praises 'Beauty' of Cochran Campaign

Jesse Jackson Praises 'Beauty' of Cochran Campaign

Rev. Jesse Jackson praised the “beauty” of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) victory over “Confederate” Chris McDaniel in an interview on CNN’s “Wolf” on Thursday. In a discussion on the progress of civil rights Jackson said that one of the problems

Rangel: Cochran Nomination 'Makes a Lot of Sense'

Rangel: Cochran Nomination 'Makes a Lot of Sense'

Rep. Chuck Rangel (D-NY) argued that Mississippi voters made the right move by nominating Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) over Chris McDaniel in an interview on CNN’s “The Lead.”  Rangel stated that he thought Cochran’s victory “makes a lot of sense

MSNBC's Wagner on Cochran Win: A Tea Party 'Waterloo'

MSNBC's Wagner on Cochran Win: A Tea Party 'Waterloo'

MSNBC host Alex Wagner and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele did not appear to be disappointed about Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) primary victory in a discussion on the Mississippi Republican runoff race on her Wednesday show.  Wagner declared “the establishment

John Fund: Cochran Won with 'Al Sharpton's Playbook'

John Fund: Cochran Won with 'Al Sharpton's Playbook'

Columnist and American Spectator magazine senior editor John Fund argued that Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) supporters won using “dirty tactics” and “playing from Al Sharpton’s playbook” in an interview on Laura Ingraham’s Wednesday radio show. He pointed out that a