The Clarion-Ledger released 3 opinions late Saturday night that provide an excellent overview of the Mississippi race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Robbie Nichols relentlessly blasts Sen. Thad Cochran in he op. ed. Cochran is no conservative. She paints a very positive view of state Senator Chris McDaniel and a run-down of the big-government, “king of pork,” and pro-Obama lines that the McDaniel campaign is trying to paint Cochran with.
In the opinion Hall: McDaniel, Cochran race about to get ugly, Sam R. Hall provides the feedback from the recent polls by Rasmussen Reports and Harper Polling that show good trends for McDaniel. He evenly summarizes both candidates with the following:
McDaniel and his supporters will continue to talk about how he is a true conservative who will stand against run-away spending and constitutional attacks. They will label Cochran as a liberal spender who has been in Washington so long that he has lost touch with Mississippians, evidenced by votes to increase the national debt and his refusing to lie down on the tracks to stop Obamacare.
From Cochran and his supporters, the pro-incumbent message is likely to remain the same. They will continue to remind Mississippians of how much the senior senator has done for the state, how crucial he was in the Katrina recovery and how important his position as chairman of the Appropriations Committee would be if Republicans take back the Senate — something that seems quite plausible right now
The Political Editor for the Clarion-Ledger, Geoff Pender summarizes the needed strategy from McDaniel while identifying the goals of the Cochran camp in Senate race devolves into racism, ‘boobies’.
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