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Club for Growth wants Sen. Cochran to meet the Tea Party
The Hill ^ | February 18, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST by onyx




Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may not know much about the Tea Party, but his primary challenger and the deep-pocketed Club for Growth are planning to introduce him.

Cochran told a local news outlet on Monday that he’s not that familiar with the grassroots conservative movement, which has helped produce a challenge to him in his primary election from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

"The Tea Party, you know, is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran said during a campaign stop in the state. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the election process."

He also said he didn’t know much about McDaniel, who has received the backing of the Club, along with a handful of other cash-flush national conservative groups.

"Really haven't looked at his characteristics,” Cochran said when asked about McDaniel. "I'm just running my campaign, based on my qualifications to continue to serve as a United States senator."

McDaniel, asked about the comments, said they go “to show he hasn't been in the state very often.”

And the Club for Growth seized on the remarks, launching a new Web ad that juxtaposes Cochran’s comments with a response from McDaniel.

“Perhaps it’s time for an introduction,” McDaniel says in the ad.



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; mississippi; ms; thadcochran; ussenate

We have THAD enough!

1 posted on 02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST by onyx
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To: FReepers; WKB; Black Agnes; LibLieSlayer; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

THAD Enough Ping
PLEASE call for THAD to Debate Senator McDaniel!

2 posted on 02/18/2014 5:10:31 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

What does that say about a high level politician who claims to not know about the biggest threat to the established parties in 100 years?

Hint: He lies!


3 posted on 02/18/2014 5:12:50 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

Maybe Thad can go ask Trent. He’ll be clueless too, but it would be fun to watch.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 5:18:43 PM PST by stboz
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To: subterfuge

You’re right.

Plus the fact, he’s been running vicious attack ads against TEA Party patriot, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel for over 3 weeks now.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 5:23:06 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Thad Cochran is going to get his $ss beat.

Trent Lott would have gotten run out, as well had he not retired.
Mississippians were sick of Lott and they are sick of Thad.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 5:27:06 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: onyx

Thad really makes MS voters look bad, like they’ve been self-deceived for so long.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 6:02:39 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: stboz

My understanding is that Thad and Trent, though both were cheerleaderrs in college, rarely spoke to each other and walked away to avoid coming in contact with the other.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 6:03:49 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: onyx

Wow. How insulated can one be???????????


9 posted on 02/18/2014 6:37:03 PM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN

He’s lived in Washington D.C. for OVER 42 years!


10 posted on 02/18/2014 6:42:10 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RginTN
Wow. How insulated can one be???????????

I dunno. Some folks think those warm, dark, "snug" places are pretty nice.

11 posted on 02/18/2014 6:49:28 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: onyx

Cochran and Lindsey Graham both need to go - especially.

Pat Roberts hasn’t been the worst but doesn’t do anything for the image of the party as the party of “old white men.” Unfortunately, he fits the stereotype to a T.

The leadership will change if the make-up of the caucus changes and people like Graham have less influence over it.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 9:15:14 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: onyx

Doesn’t know much about the Tea Party?

And we wonder why the IRS targeting continues?

...with friends like that....


13 posted on 02/18/2014 9:21:48 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: cotton1706; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

This here is an important race. Much more important than replacing conservative Pat Roberts with “Obama’s cousin the doctor!”.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 9:56:53 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Republican Wildcat

You’re right.

Those old fossil incumbents have to go.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 9:59:18 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Norseman

THAD Cochran is really nothing but a porker.
He really must receive a sound defeat in this primary race.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 10:01:04 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

That spineless DC troll will never face a real man in a debate... but he should and take the kicking that he so well deserves... which is why he will never debate Chris. thad enough? You betcha!


17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:00:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Theodore R.

If you don’t like Mississippi then STOP coming to OUR threads!


18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:01:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

WOW!! Aren’t we testy today!!!


19 posted on 02/19/2014 5:19:11 AM PST by ontap
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To: onyx

To old-time GOP establishment types:

You’re either with US (read that “Americans”) - or you’re with the Dems.

Ain’t no middle ground anymore.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:19:21 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ontap

No siree... I truly am not testy or upsnt. onyx and I have had this FReeper bash Mississippi and our people in every thread in the past few weeks. We do not deserve that kind of treatment on this site.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:21:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer; ontap

LLS is precisely right.

I would have said something last night to the same poster but I was too tired.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 8:05:01 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Thank you dear friend.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 9:04:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I saw that post last night, but I was too tired to type another word...lol.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 9:08:07 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

It does get tiring!


25 posted on 02/19/2014 9:38:35 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

Shows just how out of touch these elitists are.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 3:51:06 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: LibLieSlayer; houeto; Black Agnes; WKB; wardaddy



Thank you for telling me, houeto!!!

27 posted on 02/19/2014 8:48:42 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NFHale

Powerful.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 7:12:09 PM PST by originofstrength
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