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BILL CRAWFORD: Jackson County vote for McDaniel risks Ingalls jobs

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 private sector employer with approximately ...

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Nunnelee to have surgery to remove brain tumor

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 that further tests at the ...

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Politico: National Democrats giving to Travis Childers' Senate bid

By Alexander Burns June 5, 2014 12:30 PM EDT National Democrats have already spent tens of thousands of dollars aiding underdog Senate candidate Travis Childers, the moderate former congressman who hopes to make the Mississippi race competitive in the event that Republicans nominate insurgent conservative Chris McDaniel. Childers has raised only a small sum of money for his race, just ...

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

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 to save the country from ...

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him 'best for Mississippi'

By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll taken among the guests gathered ...

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ANDERSON: Sex, drugs and old age

Clayton Kelly and his friends must be quite stupid. Don’t they know that, beyond a certain age, no one cares about your sex life. In fact, beyond a certain age, ANYone with a sex life is lauded. Hallelujah! Hope for us all! But, we don’t want to talk about it! Sen. Thad Cochran is 76 years old. I don’t want to ...

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

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 past week by a bizarre incident in ...

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McDaniel calls Cochran's accusations over blogger's photograph 'absurd witch hunt'

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 a nursing home. Challenger Chris ...

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Rothenberg to address Delta 1000 during Delta Council event

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 friends and admirers in the ...

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