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BILL CRAWFORD: Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout

June 16, 2014

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Bill Crawford

By Bill Crawford Who knew the House Appropriations Committee would rush to load the gun for Jackson County voters? Last week I wrote that Jackson County voters played Russian roulette with their economic future by voting for challenger Chris McDaniel over Senator Thad Cochran, the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation with enough seniority to […]

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Coalition of ag producers form ‘Farmers for Thad’

June 16, 2014

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Thad Cochran

Thus far in his bid to win reelection to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Thad Cochran has received support from the state’s agriculture community. Now, a group of farmers is stepping forward to make their pro-Cochran voices louder. Farmers for Thad, a coalition of Mississippi farmers representing the state’s agricultural production base, has come together to […]

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Ron Paul backs tea party challenger in Miss. race

June 9, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel’s effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term. McDaniel and Cochran were heading toward a June 24 runoff that illustrates the split within the GOP between its anti-establishment, […]

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JOEL BOMGAR: Most earmarks not only wasteful, they hurt Mississippi’s economy

June 9, 2014

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Joel Bomgar

  By Joel Bomgar For me, the U.S. Senate primary (and now runoff on June 24) is a referendum on spending, deficits, debt and earmarks. One side argues that most earmarks are wasteful and have created a culture in Washington of spending and debt (which I agree has been the case), and the other side […]

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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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Nunnelee to have surgery to remove brain tumor

June 6, 2014

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A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a small mass found on his brain. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was hospitalized in May after experiencing nausea and fatigue, with doctors finding what Nunnelee describes as an intracranial mass on the right side of his brain. Yesterday, he said in a statement […]

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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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McDaniel calls Cochran’s accusations over blogger’s photograph ‘absurd witch hunt’

May 21, 2014

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Chris McDaniel

The mudslinging over a blogger taking a photograph of the ill wife of a U.S. Senator is far from over. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign says his Republican primary challenger failed to report a potential crime to authorities after learning someone briefly posted an online video with an unauthorized photo of Cochran’s bedridden wife in […]

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Rothenberg to address Delta 1000 during Delta Council event

May 21, 2014

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The Mississippi Delta’s lead economic development organization is bringing in a noted political pundit to address members during its annual meeting. Stu Rothenberg, widely recognized political analyst, will address Delta 1000 members at the May 30 Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland. “Stu Rothenberg has become a staple at Delta Council meetings because his many […]

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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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