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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP primary may set record

April 16, 2014

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The June 3 election where state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran most likely will produce the largest Republican Party primary turnout in the state’s history. In the 2012 Republican Party primary for president, 294,100 people voted in the election won by Mitt Romney. People voting in the Republican […]

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CRAWFORD: Cochran has always represented state interests, not PACS’

April 14, 2014

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By Bill Crawford History shows that our founding fathers struggled to determine how states should be represented in Congress. “During the summer of 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia established equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives,” says the official U.S. Senate web site. “Called the […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Reporter says Chris McDaniel hedging on key issues

February 24, 2014

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By Bill Crawford If you sense something fishy about Senator Thad Cochran’s upstart opponent, it may be the flip-flopping. Republican senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s issue fickleness was exposed in a recent article by Politico.com reporter Alexander Burns. McDaniel promotes himself as an anti-government, anti-spending purist in the mold of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, […]

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THE DEATH OF THE TEA PARTY? The GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

December 13, 2013

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  The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats. Some Republican loyalists wonder what took so long. […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Dynamics of U.S. Senate race take shape in Mississippi

November 22, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi — In recent years, Republicans’ efforts to take over the United States Senate have been thwarted at least in part by the ultra-conservative wing of the party – i.e., the Tea Party. In Nevada, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Alaska, to name a few, the Republicans have lost what at one time were […]

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Analysis: Reeves risks blame if charter bills fail

March 29, 2013

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Tate Reeves looked like a wizard after his first legislative session as Mississippi lieutenant governor. But the reputation of the Republican leader of the Senate could be in for a radical re-evaluation if a charter school expansion doesn’t make it into law in the closing days of the 2013 session. In 2012, Reeves stiffed the […]

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OUR VIEW: Status Quo on Medicaid leaves state behind

March 6, 2013

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Where have you been? That’s a question Mississippi’s hospital executives should have to answer as the Legislature winds down and Republican leaders in both houses refuse to think pragmatically about expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The hospital CEOs and the Mississippi Hospital Association seem to have been largely absent from the wrangling […]

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Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

November 26, 2012

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In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, […]

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