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BILL CRAWFORD: Say good-bye to open primaries

June 30, 2014

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Bill Crawford

Once upon a time, Mississippians were fiercely independent. We didn’t want any outsiders telling us what to do. We also wanted to “vote for the man, not the party.” That has changed and is about to change more. Chris McDaniel’s campaign to unseat Thad Cochran depended heavily upon outsiders telling us how to vote – […]

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OPINION: Stark contrast awaits voters on Tuesday

June 23, 2014

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Three weeks ago, Mississippians weary of the noise in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate were relieved that the race was finally about to be over. Little did we know that an obscure third candidate’s 1.5 percent of the vote would throw one of the closest elections in Mississippi history into a three-week runoff campaign. […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP leaders have a more nuanced message now

June 18, 2014

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BOBBY HARRISON

Maybe it is not a Paul on the road to Damascus moment, but many Mississippi Republican leaders have experienced an epiphany during the hotly contested U.S. Senate primary elections. For years in Mississippi, the Republican mantra from the top on down is that the federal government is bad and, if only the federal government were […]

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Letter to the editor: Mississippi’s children put at risk by Chris McDaniel’s plan

June 17, 2014

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I am deeply concerned by media reports of U.S. senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel’s support for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education and eliminating nearly $800 million in federal funding from our Mississippi schools. I would rather not become a part of any political battle between candidates for office. However, the serious nature of these statements […]

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Letter to the editor: Sen. Cochran is the right choice for Mississippi farmers

June 17, 2014

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Mississippians, and in particular rural Mississippians, have long benefitted from a steady and unwavering champion in Washington—Thad Cochran. In a town that so often doesn’t work, Sen. Cochran has worked diligently on behalf of Mississippi’s farmers, cattlemen, poultry growers, timber owners, and small businesses and rural communities across our state. In just the last year, […]

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OP-ED — THAD COCHRAN: It is about what all of us can do for Mississippi

June 16, 2014

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By Thad Cochran My name is Thad Cochran and I ask for your vote in the June 24, 2014, Republican Runoff Election so that I can keep standing up for you in the U.S. Senate. This election is about Mississippi’s tomorrow. It is about what all of us can do for Mississippi President Obama has […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Jackson County vote for McDaniel risks Ingalls jobs

June 9, 2014

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By Bill Crawford Wow! Jackson County went for Chris McDaniel over Thad Cochran in the Senate Republican primary, putting the jobs of relatives, friends, and neighbors at risk. Talk about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. No county is more dependent on military spending than Jackson County. Think Ingalls Shipbuilding, the state’s largest […]

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DAVID DALLAS — Chris McDaniel: Mississippi’s next four-decade senator

June 5, 2014

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By David Dallas I worked for the Republican Steering Committee in Washington D.C. during the final throes of the George Herbert Walker Bush presidency after he had broken his no-new-taxes promise. No matter how you read his lips, George the First had betrayed the Reagan Revolution. He had compromised with Democrats and, now-extinct, liberal Republicans […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Tea Party flyer twists facts

May 12, 2014

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The “Tupelo Tea Party” last week distributed a disinformation flyer concerning the National Guard’s 155th Brigade Combat Team in Mississippi. The flyer’s premise was that the historic 155th will be shut down because Senator Thad Cochran voted to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense and Hagel is a “yes man” for President Obama. “It’s time Senator […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Where was the outrage about earlier comments?

April 24, 2014

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BOBBY HARRISON

Many people supporting Sen. Thad Cochran have voiced outrage with some of the comments and actions of state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging the veteran Cochran in the June 3 Republican primary. These people have described comments that McDaniel made years ago as the host of a talk radio program in Jones County as […]

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