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Post by bob » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:57 pm

Reuters: Republican U.S. Senator Cochran to resign on April 1:
Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, said on Monday he will resign on April 1.

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Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to name a temporary replacement, who would serve until a special election can be held.
Cochran would have stood for re-election in 2020.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 pm

Maybe Roy Moore can move and run in Mississippi.



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Post by Reality Check » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:16 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Maybe Roy Moore can move and run in Mississippi.
We know he would have Brian Reilly's full support. :thumbs:


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Post by Foggy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:56 pm

That's the guy who was in the yoooge kerfuffle with Somebody Chris McDaniel in 2014, where Cochran wanted black people to vote for him because, racist as he is, he isn't as bad as McDaniel. And McDaniel claimed eleventeen types of fraud because people voted D in the primary and R in the runoff or sumpin'. That election put the little redheaded dork "journalist" on the radar ... Charles Johnson (the other one).

So after the ginormous effort Cochran went through to get re-elected, why is he suddenly quitting now, with more than two years of his term left to do? Did somebody catch him with a dead girl or a live boy? What gives? :confused:

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:07 pm

If the Mississippi Democratic Party puts up a credible candidate to face a Republican, will the Chaleria file a new lawsuit. :confused:

Please let it happen!



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Post by Dolly » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:37 pm

Foggy wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:56 pm
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So after the ginormous effort Cochran went through to get re-elected, why is he suddenly quitting now, with more than two years of his term left to do? Did somebody catch him with a dead girl or a live boy? What gives? :confused:

Sugar Magnolia, please pick up the white courtesy telephone! Whaddya got for us, down there in Mrs. Ippy?
Okay, I am NOT Sugar... but I saw this post:
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Monday said he plans to resign from the Senate next month due to health issues.

His exit puts a key committee gavel up for grabs and will likely trigger a fierce intraparty fight back in his home state to succeed him.

Cochran, 80, in a statement said his health was an “ongoing challenge” and he wanted to step down with enough time to ensure a “smooth transition” to his successor.

“I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which I will formally retire from the U.S. Senate,” Cochran said in a statement.

He will resign his seat on April 1, according to his office.

Cochran’s future had been the subject of speculation for months.

He missed votes late last year after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection; his office said doctors advised him to stay in Mississippi and recover. He subsequently was absent in December after having an outpatient procedure related to a nonmelanoma lesion on his nose. <BIG SNIP>
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3768 ... next-month


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:20 pm

Sen Cochran has been in bad health for several years, and it seemed to get worse after his wife died. Add the stress of having to deal with McDaniel on top of that and I'm surprised he made it this long. There's also rumor that there is more to it than just a UTI, but that's just speculation.

Now, for the "real" story (also speculation) about his retirement. McDaniel announced his challenge for Wicker's seat on Thursday, after waiting for-evarrrrr for Cochran to either quit or die. Neither happened fast enough for him so he decided to take on a very popular and hard to beat candidate instead. As soon as he announced for Wicker's seat, Thad breathed a huge sign of relief and penned his resignation letter. Philbilly has 10 days to name a temporary replacement once he receives the letter, and we'll eventually have a special election for the remaining 2 years on his term, probably the same time we have the regular election in Nov.

Fortunately for us, McDaniel is a complete idiot, and has shot himself in the foot. He's going up against someone he has very little chance of beating, instead of waiting for Cochran's seat to come open. Nobody expected Thad to make it to the end of his term, and there wasn't really a strong candidate to replace him. McDaniel would have had enough name recognition to make a good run at that seat, but he made the wrong choice (again!) of opponents.

Look for either Gregg Harper or Phillip Gunn to be appointed.



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Post by Dolly » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:51 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:20 pm
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Now, for the "real" story (also speculation) about his retirement. McDaniel announced his challenge for Wicker's seat on Thursday, after waiting for-evarrrrr for Cochran to either quit or die. Neither happened fast enough for him so he decided to take on a very popular and hard to beat candidate instead. As soon as he announced for Wicker's seat, Thad breathed a huge sign of relief and penned his resignation letter.
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Sugar, :bighug:
I did see something about McDaniel running but didn't research the details. Thanks for the info and explaining how this all fits together.


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Post by Foggy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:12 am

Yeah, thanks Sugar Magnolia! :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:


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Post by Dolly » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:34 pm

McDaniel to Run for Open Mississippi Senate Seat
Posted 03.14.2018
Says GOP Must Unite to Beat Democrats

Today, Chris McDaniel announced that he will run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Senator Thad Cochran. The seat will become open on Aprl 1, the date of Cochran’s retirement.

Cochran’s departure from the Senate will trigger a special election to fill his unexpired term. McDaniel has been getting a lot of encouragement from his supporters to run in the open seat. Supporters say an open seat is the best path for McDaniel to win election to the United States Senate.

“By announcing early, we are asking Mississippi Republicans to unite around my candidacy and avoid another contentious contest among GOP members that would only improve the Democrats’ chances of winning the open seat,” McDaniel said. “If we unite the party now and consolidate our resources, we can guarantee Donald Trump will have a fighter who will stand with him.”

The open seat is the same seat McDaniel competed for in the 2014 Republican primary where he received the most votes with 49.5 percent of the total. Cochran, however, prevailed after 40,000 Democrats voted in the GOP run-off, giving Cochran a win by just over 6,000 votes. <BIG SNIP>
https://mcdaniel2018.com/2018/03/14/mcd ... nate-seat/

ETA: this story is trending on facebook and there are several links to news reports.

McDaniel switches Mississippi Senate races
CNN
54 minutes ago
Mississippi Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel is dropping his primary challenge to Sen. Roger Wicker to instead run in a special election for…

ETA again

McDaniel to run for open Senate seat in Miss. rather than challenge Wicker
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/37 ... nge-wicker


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:46 pm

I still don't see that useless piece of shit having a chance to take Cochran's seat under any circumstances. He's already crowing about being a "trump guy" in Washington. Harper or Gunn (or whoever is appointed for the remainder of Cochran's term) will probably beat his pants off in the special election in Nov.

Fuck that skeezy shitwit.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:25 pm

https://shareblue.com/republicans-missi ... ssion=true
Republicans already freaking out about Mississippi special election

Under the headline, “Mississippi Is Now in Play for Democrats,” the conservative Weekly Standard started ringing the alarm bells for Republicans on Thursday. Nerves are frayed because Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a tea party favorite, announced he was dropping out of his previously announced plan to post a primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.

Instead, McDaniel decided to jump over to the special election, which was created when Mississippi’s other Republican senator, Thad Cochran, announced he is retiring four years into his six-year term, because of health issues. Cochran steps down on April 1.

The concern for Republicans is that the at-times outlandish McDaniel could be seen as toxic by enough voters to open the door for Democrats. Especially if there’s a bruising war within the GOP during the run-up to the special elections.

“Sources told Fox News that there is some concern on the Republican side of the aisle about McDaniel—with more than one source likening McDaniel’s candidacy to that of former Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore,” according to a report this week


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Post by Addie » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:27 pm

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Poll: Mike Espy leading Cindy Hyde-Smith, Chris McDaniel in Senate race

A poll commissioned by Democrat Mike Espy's U.S. Senate campaign shows him leading Republicans Cindy Hyde-Smith and Chris McDaniel in a three-way race as the two Republicans split votes.

The poll was taken by Chism Strategies in the days after Gov. Phil Bryant announced his appointment of Hyde-Smith to temporarily fill the seat until a Nov. 6 special election.

The special election will be a general election — no party primaries — and is likely to result in a runoff with no candidate getting more than 50 percent.

The poll was taken before Democratic Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton announced his candidacy, which could siphon votes from Espy, and Republican attorney and author Andy Taggart announced he is "seriously considering" a run. Taggart said he will likely announce a decision by the end of this week.

The poll of 603 likely general election voters shows Espy leading with 34 percent, Hyde-Smith with 27 percent and McDaniel at 21 percent.


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