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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP primary may set record

April 16, 2014

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BOBBY HARRISON

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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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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(VIDEO) Boehner takes on The Tea Party

December 12, 2013

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Hours before a budget bill vote, House Speaker John Boehner sharply criticized the tea party and outside conservative groups opposed to the legislation, saying they’re seeking to further their own objectives, not those of the Republican Party.

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GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term

December 6, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Thad Cochran, a Mississippi Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1978, set up a generational and ideological clash in the state’s Republican primary when he announced Friday that he would seek a seventh term in 2014. While Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, has the support of many leading Republicans in […]

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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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Palin says Miss. stop part of her crusade to KO GOP establishment candidates

October 18, 2013

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Add Mississippi to former Alaska half-term governor and Tea Party celeb Sarah Palin’s dance card, USA Today says. In a story Thursday, the national newspaper reported that after campaigning in the failed U.S. Senate effort of Tea Party Republican Steve Lonegan, the 2008 GOP veep candidate vowed to push on to campaign for Tea Party […]

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Tea Party’s McDaniel running for U.S. Senate against Thad in 2014

October 17, 2013

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Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel

ELLISVILLE, Mississippi — Second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Thursday that he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, a decision that likely pits him against longtime incumbent Thad Cochran in the Republican primary. Cochran turns 76 in December and is expected to announce late this year whether he’ll seek re-election to the Senate seat […]

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Immigration could test Bryant allegiances to GOP, Tea Party

November 12, 2012

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Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders in Mississippi state government may soon find themselves pressured by national GOP leaders to be kinder and gentler on immigration. In the end, the first-term Republican governor could find himself pulled one way by a national party that wants to soften its image as anti-immigrant to regain at […]

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Song by Legendary Mavis Staples takes shots at Tea Party, ‘birthers’ at MEC annual meeting

April 12, 2012

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Mississippi blues singer Mavis Staples mixed her music and strong political opinions into a song that directed her disappointment at people “who disrespect our president” by saying he’s not from here. Then she talked about people who are mixing up the Kool Aid but it’s coming out tea. Whatever party they’re having, she has not […]

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