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August 20, 2014

Reinforcements Infiltrate Mississippi Senate Race Runoff

Reinforcements Infiltrate Mississippi Senate Race Runoff

In the Mississippi Senate race, McDaniel received more outside help Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate Conservatives Fund launched a new TV ad in Mississippi on Tuesday, becoming the latest outside group to spend significant money on the state’s Republican Senate primary runoff.

With a week to go in the three-week-long race, the SCF’s political action arm expended $210,000 for a spot arguing “it’s time for a conservative change” from six-term Sen. Thad Cochran to state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

 

The outside help comes as both candidates have pushed to raise money of their own for the extended contest. Cochran benefited from a 250-person fundraiser at the National Republican Senatorial Committee last week that provided an $820,000 financial surge.

Previously, the Club for Growth’s political action arm spent about $600,000 on TV, radio and digital ads, plus direct mail, on McDaniel’s behalf, and the Madison Project launched a $25,000 radio ad for him on Monday.

Late last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $500,000 on an ad that says Cochran brings “honor and dignity” to the state and never budges “on his commitment to deliver for Mississippi every day.” Like the SCF ad, it prominently notes the runoff will be held on June 24.

 

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THER EPUBLICANS WILL NEED ASMUCH HELP AS THEY CAN FIND TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTION, BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE ISOLATED THREE MILLION POTENTIAL VOTERS, BY FAILING TO PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL IN THE SENATE. THESE FAMILIES ARE HURTING AND MANY HAVE FALLEN INTO FINANCIAL RUIN BECAUSE OF IT. THESE FAMILIES WILL NOT FORGET THAT THE REPUBLICANS DID NOT LIFT A FINGER TO HELP THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.

    • Gregory Williams

      PLEASE try to turn off your caps lock – reading your posts is hard on the eyes and that harms the good message you have … just sayin’. ;) .

    • http://americansforpetraeus2012.org JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

      Don’t worry yet. Start to worry after rout in November!!

  • Gregory Williams

    Chris McDaniel is as corrupt as they come and his racially socially destructive beliefs and hate fueled politics are the things that real Americans reject – if elected he will cause real harm to the state and its needs which are piling up as conservatives enact a radically destructive agenda that is hurting the people of Mississippi and dragging it down with a conservative culture of corruption…. they need democrats if they want a better state but at the least they need Cochran to avoid the really horrible path that McDaniel will follow… and it looks like McDaniels will more likely than not end up in first a state prison and then a federal prison for the things he does and is still doing.

    • http://americansforpetraeus2012.org JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

      Either way MS. will be red. That must anger Dems. so much that they respond !

  • http://americansforpetraeus2012.org JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    Chris would be a fine addition to the Senate.

  • radsenior

    The real thrust is do you want radical misfits running your life, setting your parameters and limiting your rights, or do you want a real Republican making decisions for the good of everyone? Today’s conservatives are the latent KKK-ers of old who have seen themselves as above the law and heirs to the Republican party. Mississippi must be very careful who they send to represent them or they will go the way of Texas. The Texas TEA Party wants full Repeal of the 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and return the appointment of U.S. Senators by the State Legislatures ending to the direct election of U.S. Senators by voters.
    The Texas TEA Party also wants to make it more difficult to register to vote and urges Congress to repeal the Voting Rights Act. If you are not registered and do not vote, or are denied your right to vote, you are voting for the opposition!

  • Jazzboy1

    Neither of the two competing GOP-TEA ads showed any faces of color — why? Oh, gee, that’s right! Mississippi’s GOP is a lily white even though the census shows 40% of population is minority. Each side just wants to prove they are more for the white folks than the other.

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    History’s lessons are crystal clear regarding the fact that many will have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of success only in a culture that, as a whole, advances fairly rapidly.

  • Don Bivens

    Godwin’s law. Idiot.

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