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February 11, 2016

Multiple Outside Groups Launch Ads in Mississippi Senate Primary (Updated)

Updated 3:10 p.m. | Two big-spending outside groups launched TV ads Monday benefiting the Republican primary opponent to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

Club for Growth Action launched a six-figure ad buy targeting Cochran’s record, as Senate Conservatives Action released a positive spot on behalf of state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

The six-term Republican is the only senator being challenged this cycle by the political action arm of the Club for Growth, which along with the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed McDaniel in October. The Senate Conservatives Fund and its political action arm are backing two other primary challengers to GOP incumbents.

Cochran and McDaniel will face off in two months in the June 3 primary. The multiple ads aim to chip away at Cochran’s support, while also increasing McDaniel’s name I.D.

The club’s spot, running statewide on broadcast and cable, highlights Cochran’s long tenure in Washington, while also tying him to┬álegislation backed by former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, plus President Barack Obama. It includes the clip of Bush’s “Read my lips” anti-tax-increase pledge.


Senate Conservatives Action announced that the ad, which hits the airwaves Tuesday, will run statewide on broadcast and cable for three weeks. The ad is backed by about $343,000.


The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • opinionated1234

    Thad Cochran has been in office 36 years and he is 77 years old. We need to clean out the corruption from the Senate and Thad Cochran is part of the problem! he has accumulated $3.8 plus MILLION between his campaign funds and personal wealth! HE NEEDS TO RETIRE! HE WILL GET A PENSION OF $174,000 Plus full benefits ! How many of you will get that much? HIS VOTING IS QUESTIONALBLE….HE VOTED A WHOPPING 45% OF HIS TIME WITH THE LEFT AND HARRY REID….HOW DO YOU THINK HE ACQUIRED THAT MUCH MONEY….HE SOLD HIS VOTE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER! VOTE TEA PARTY AND LETS MAKE SOME REAL CHANGES THIS YEAR!!!

  • Spartacus76

    “Safe Republican”? Not if Mississippians send Cochran back to the Senate! C’mon folks! Wake-up & send Chris McDaniel to the United States Senate… America needs more like him!

  • Hitched

    While democratic processes attach value to each individual, collectivism reduces each of us to a vessel for the will of pernicious quacks and their utopian delusions.

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