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Friday, October 31, 2014

Thad Cochran

Letters to the Editor

Harley Garrett writes about the upcoming Republican senate primary runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, giving his take on the candidates and their campaigns. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

Lafayette favors Cochran, Childers

While Sen. Thad Cochran and his Tea Party opponent wait with baited breath to find out if they will held to a runoff election later this month, Lafayette County voters showed their support for fellow resident, Cochran who took 64.3 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Tuesday night. Few problems were reported with the new voter ID law and election officials said everything ran smoothly at the polls. (June 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)

Likely runoff could be something positive

Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Ruth Steyn writes to encourage incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran to debate Republican primary opponent Chris McDaniel so that voters can see the candidates side by side and learn about the similarities and differences in their views. (May 1, 2014, Page 4)

Parties gear up for primary elections

Local circuit court and chancery judges qualify for 2014 election while U.S. Senate and House races get ready for June primary. (April 30, 2014, Page 1, 16)

Breaking a commandment — or ignoring it?

President Ronald Reagan regularly quoted what he called the 11th commandment — Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at national and Mississippi politics where it appears a number of Republicans aren’t following those directions at all. (February 26, 2014, Page 4)

A message for our congressmen

Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Don Mutchler writes to say that elected officials should put the interests of their constituents ahead of their own preferences when it comes to making laws and policy. (June 5, 2013, Page 4A)

‘Fiscal cliff’ game goes down to the wire

The biggest game over the past four or five days wasn’t in the NFL or NCAA; it was in Washington as government officials played the “Fiscal Cliff” bowl. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the game, picking out some highlights and some good and bad plays. (January 2, 2013, Page 4)

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