Primary Victory for Thad Cochran

  • Aired:  06/25/14
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Senator Thad Cochran defeats his primary challenger by playing the dirty politics of promising people stuff and then delivering it. (3:26)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

FOLKS, I AM... I DON'T KNOWABOUT YOU, BUT I AM ABSOLUTELY

STONE-COLD FURIOUS ABOUTYESTERDAY'S HEATED REPUBLICAN

SENATE PRIMARY IN MISSISSIPPI,WHICH PITTED TEA PARTY

CHALLENGER AND SHORT-HAIREDSEVERUS SNAPE CHRIS McDANIEL

AGAINST INCUMBENT SENATOR ANDMAN IN REVERSE MORTGAGE AD

THAD COCHRAN.

I SAY IT IS TIME FOR COCHRAN TOGO.

HE'S A BIG GOVERNMENT WASHINGTONINSIDER FAMOUS FOR CHANNELING

FEDERAL CASH TO HIS STATE.

>> HE GOT A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OFFUNDING FOR MISSISSIPPI AND THE

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST AFTERKATRINA.

>> NO ONE BRINGS HOME MORE BACONTO HIS STATE THAN THAD COCHRAN.

>> HE'S ABOUT BRINGING HOME THEBACON.

>> BRINGING HOME THE BACON.

>> HIS CALLING CARD IS THAT HEBRINGS HOME THE PORK.

>> Stephen: HE BRINGS HOME THEPORK AND THE BACON.

THOUGH, TO BE FAIR, TO BE FAIR,HOG MEAT IS MISSISSIPPI'S

OFFICIAL STATE CURRENCY.

THE POINT IS...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]THE POINT IS, THAD COCHRAN IS

PLAYING THE DIRTY POLITICS OFPROMISING PEOPLE STUFF AND THEN

DELIVERING IT.

BUT NOT CHRIS McDANIEL.

HE'S SO AGAINST FEDERAL SPENDINGTHAT HE TOLD A CROWD AT OLE

MISS, I'M NOT GOING DO ANYTHINGFOR YOU.

I'M GOING TO GET THE GOVERNMENTOFF YOUR BACK.

THEN I'M GOING TO LET YOU DO ITFOR YOURSELF.

THUS STANDING BY HIS OLDCAMPAIGN SLOGAN, McDANIEL

2014, YOU'LL GET NOTHING ANDYOU'LL LIKE IT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]WELL, FOLKS, I'M SAD TO SAY THE

RESULTS ARE IN AND COCHRAN WON50.9% TO 49.1%.

FEW THINGS ARE EVER THAT CLOSEIN MISSISSIPPI OTHER THAN THE

GENOMES OF MARRIED COUPLES.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]BUT IT'S NOT JUST... IT'S NOT

JUST THAT COCHRAN WON.

IT'S HOW HE WON.

>> THAD COCHRAN SAID, LOOK,STRATEGICALLY I HAVE TO WIN OVER

BLACKS AND UNION MEMBERS.

THAT'S WHO HE WENT AFTER.

EVIDENTLY THEY SHOWED UP.

>> THE CONGRESSMAN REACHED OUTTHE VOTERS BEYOND HIS

CONSERVATIVE BASE, INCLUDINGBLACKS.

>> IT'S UNREAL THE LEVEL OFBLACK TURNOUT IN A REPUBLICAN

PRIMARY YESTERDAY.

>> IS THIS THE FUTURE OF THEREPUBLICAN PARTY, YOU BRAG ABOUT

YOUR BIG-SPENDING WAYS TO THEVOTERS AND YOU RELY ON THE

SUPPORT OF BLACK LIBERALDEMOCRATS TO GET YOU ELECTED?

>> STEPHEN: HE APPEALED TO BLACKPEOPLE.

THAT'S INCREDIBLY SELFISH.

DOESN'T THAD COCHRAN KNOWTHERE'S NO "I" IN MISSISSIPPI.

AND THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT, FOLKS.

COCHRAN MADE A DEAL WITH THEDEVILCRATS, WHO TEAMED WITH THE

MISSISSIPPI CONSERVATIVE PAC TODO GET OUT THE VOTE WORK AND

RALLY AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS.

THOSE DEMOCRATS, BISHOP RONNIECRUDUP, SR., AND JAMES

SCOOBY-DOO WARREN.

RUT ROH!

AND, FOLKS, I'M TELLING YOU, ANDMcDANIELS WOULD HAVE WON THIS

RACE, TOO IF IT WASN'T FOR YOUMEDDLING KIDS.

[LAUGHTER]I GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING SAY IS,

WHEN DID BLACK PEOPLE STARTVOTING?

WHEN WE RETURN, I'LL SIT DOWNWITH ONE OF THE PEOPLE

RESPONSIBLE FOR BLACK PEOPLEVOTING IN MISSISSIPPI,

REPRESENTATIVE ELEANOR HOLMESNORTON.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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