McDaniel vs. Cochran 2014: Why Charlie Mitchell Gets It Wrong

By Ryan S. Walters

Charlie Mitchell is the assistant dean, and assistant professor, of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at12235042_1026092310787990_1474717039908903470_n Ole Miss, which means, presumably, that he knows something about a journalist’s trade, though we can’t say the same about his knowledge of politics.

In his column today, Mitchell seeks to figure out Donald Trump’s appeal. This election is about discontent, he writes, and people are unhappy. But why? Because “America has become a nation of makers and takers. They and Trump are the makers. Everyone else is a leech.” These people are angry about being “forced to pay taxes to house and feed those who can’t or won’t work.”

Trump supporters don’t see him “as a genius,” he writes. “They don’t care about his position on issues…. They don’t care what he says or who he offends. He’s not an insider, and that’s all that matters.” [Read more…]

Political Flashback: June 3, 2014 – Chris McDaniel Defeats Thad Cochran

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

Today is the two-year anniversary of a truly shocking political story. On June 3, 2014, State Senator Chris McDaniel beat US Senator Thad Cochran in the Republican primary for US Senate, gaining the votes of nearly 158,000 Mississippi conservatives. [Read more…]

Campaign Rewind: Donald Trump Supported Chris McDaniel Against Thad Cochran

With the big Fox News debate tonight, and as we begin to pick our favored candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign, it is noteworthy to point out that, as we announced yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Mississippi next week to campaign and Senator McDaniel will be with him, and that Donald Trump threw his support behind Senator McDaniel last year against Thad Cochran.


Boyle: Walker-for-President Effort Hires Another Controversial Anti-Conservative in Brad Dayspring

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart, July 2, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential effort in waiting has made yet another questionable and anti-conservative hire, as former National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)ap_scott-walker_ap-photo2-640x436 communications director Brad Dayspring joins the pro-Walker Super PAC Unintimidated PAC.

Dayspring has a long history of anti-conservatism, and this hire is again hurting Walker’s reputation among right-of-center power players despite the praises Dayspring won from inside-the-beltway mainstream media types. But Dayspring isn’t reviled just by conservatives: lots of D.C. Republicans don’t like him either as he’s had a history of brash encounters with almost anyone he meets, even those supposedly on his own team. [Read more…]

Scott Walker Hires Brad Dayspring, Assailer of Chris McDaniel

As reported by Red State, Streiff (Diary):

Scott Walker just dropped off my list of acceptable candidates. I like a lot about Governor Walker but people are policy. And his decision to hire Brad Dayspring, an unprincipled political operative who combines viciousness and incompetence in equal measures tells us a lot. [Read more…]

Thad Cochran’s Fundraiser Leads Hillary’s Campaign

During the great Mississippi Senate campaign of 2014, we discovered through Politico that Senator Thad Cochran was given a high-dollar fundraiser by lobbyists at the Podesta Group:

“PODESTA RAISES FOR COCHRAN: Downtowners are hosting a breakfast fundraiser for Sen.Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) at the offices of the Podesta Group. Podesta’s Peggy Binzel, Rebecca Edgar, Kimberley Fritts, Jim Dyer, Josh Holly, David Morgenstern, Randall Gerard, David Marin, Steve Northrup, Lauren Maddox, Elizabeth Morra, Missi Tessier, Sean McLaughlin, Stephen Rademaker, Mike Quaranta and Trey Hardin are all listed on the invite. The March 4 fundraiser will cost $2,000 for PACs and $1,000 for individuals.”

This particular entry was later pulled down by the folks at Politico, I’m guessing because of pressure from Cochran and his smear team, lest the people of Mississippi find out about it.  Luckily we grabbed it before they did. Senator McDaniel called on the Cochran campaign to explain their relationship with the Podesta Group, but like Cochran’s other questionable relationships (yes many others), his camp remained silent about it.  It seems he pretty much remained silent about everything during that campaign, even his own crappy record.

But, that aside, this seemed like a good day to point out that Mr. John Podesta serves as the chairman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, with a write-up yesterday in the Washington Post.

And now we have Mrs. Clinton employing her own race-baiting strategy in a recent speech, so perhaps the Hillary-Podesta-Cochran-Barbour relationship is much closer than we imagined.

Senator Chris McDaniel Thanks Supporters On One Year Anniversary Of His Defeat of Thad Cochran

From the Facebook Page of Senator Chris McDaniel:

Hard to believe, but it has been one year ago tonight when conservatives across Mississippi, bruised and battered by a nasty campaign, came up victorious against 41-year-incumbent Thad Cochran, forcing a run-off three weeks later.

They called it a miracle. But we always knew, always had faith.

Thank you for standing by me. Thank you for being my friend. I will never forget your sacrifices. My family and I will forever be grateful for your trust and support.

We had a dream, and the dream is still with us.

God bless.