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BILL CRAWFORD: Say good-bye to open primaries

June 30, 2014

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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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Tea party official in Cochran photos case apparently commits suicide

June 27, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The body of attorney Mark Mayfield was found Friday morning in the garage of his two-story, brick home in […]

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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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Investigators find employee let tea party officials into courthouse

June 17, 2014

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An investigation shows a county employee let three tea party members into the Hinds County Courthouse after everyone went home election night, according to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. “I can confirm that it was a county employee,” Smith said yesterday in a statement. “There is at least one reason why there is no burglary […]

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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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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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WaPo calls Miss. GOP Senate primary tea party’s ‘last stand'; says blogger tresspass slowed McDaniel surge

May 22, 2014

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After a string of humbling defeats in Republican primaries this spring, the tea party’s last best hope to oust a lawmaker is in Mississippi. But things are not going well for the movement’s Chris McDaniel, who is challenging longtime senator Thad Cochran, the Washington Post reported in a story today. The race has been roiled over the […]

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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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