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Thad Cochran, Dem Challenger Seek Voters At 'Giant Houseparty'

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Thursday that he's asking for the support of Mississippi voters in November "no matter ...

Will Mississippi GOP Return Political Favor To Black Voters?

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Karen Hinton

For decades, Mississippi Republicans and Democrats have paid black ministers to appeal to their congregations to vote for their candidates.

GOP Primary Pits McCain, Palin Against Each Other

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will campaign for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Sunday, according to the Sun Herald. The 2008 GOP presidentia...

Michael Bloomberg Spent Big Bucks To Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) gave $250,000 to the Mississippi Conservatives super PAC, which is helping to re-elect Sen. Thad Coch...

Democrats Make Pick In Mississippi Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Travis Childers has won the Democratic primary in Missisippi's Senate race, the Associated Press reports. Childers, a former congressman, bested a ...

Conservative Dem Jumps In Heated Senate Race

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Travis Childers, a conservative Democrat who served just over two years in Congress, says he's running for the U.S. Senate in ...

Time for the Pundits to Take a Deep Breath -- Why Democrats Will Not Be Routed In November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In 1994 Democrats were caught flat-footed by the GOP onslaught -- completely unprepared to mount a defense. This year there is a danger that the opposite will be true -- that fear and defeatism turn into self-fulfilling prophesies.

Congress Hack Attack: House Member Web Sites Hacked With Anti-Obama Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several House members had their websites hacked overnight after President Obama's State of the Union Address. Around 6:30 a.m. Eastern, the sites of J...

Car Dealers Exempt From New Consumer Protection Agency

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The House Financial Services Committee approved a key amendment Thursday, 47-21, to keep automobile dealers exempt them from a new government consumer protection agency.

Republicans Fiddle with Abortion While America Burns

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The Republican strategy sounds like the demon child of Mao's Cultural Revolution and Stalin's five-year plans: a criminal intolerance of social differences combined with an outrageously failed economic policy.

U.S. House Acts Like City Council To Pass Dangerous Gun Lobby Bill

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Yesterday, the House adopted the gun lobby agenda that nothing should ever be done to "discourage" gun ownership and possession.

2008 Mississippi CD-01 General Election:
Davis (R) vs Childers (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MS-01: Davis vs Childers

The New South and Obama: An Interview with Josh Segall, Alabama Democratic Candidate for Congress

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

Obama's fifty-state strategy is not about his winning these states in this election. It's about "trickle up" politics and grassroots efforts on a national scale, all of which will help sow the seeds of future Democratic majorities.

Obama's Sort Of Audacious Southern Strategy

Ben Mishkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Mishkin

Barack Obama's "Southern Strategy" based on expected "historic turnout in the African-American community" has come under scrutiny recently, setting off a new round of debate on the matter in the blogosphere.

The New, More Blue, National Election Map

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The polling evidence strongly suggests that McCain has to actually convince registered Democrats to vote for him in order to win. He is, or was, perhaps the only GOPer who might succeed at such an effort.

Democrats Sweep Special Elections For First Time In 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard to comprehend the significance of Mississippi Democrat Travis Childers' win last night in his special election. Childers beat his Republican...

Primary Night Results Thread: Childers Makes It Three In A Row For Dems

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Childers' stunning victory will send shockwaves through the House. Analysts predict additional GOP retirements. And it's not the end of the pain. There's a contested Miss. Senate race in November.

Republicans Try To Regroup After Another Setback

New York Times | CARL HULSE and ADAM NOSSITER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans struggled to regroup Wednesday in the aftermath of a devastating election loss in Mississippi, acknowledging that their party faced ...

Report: GOP MS Candidate Offered To Move KKK Statue Into Hometown

Election Central | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NRCC is complaining that a DCCC mailer, distributed at the last minute in today's Mississippi special election, makes a false accusation when it s...

GOP Make Obama Focus In House Special Election

NY Times | Adam Nossiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to hang on to a Congressional seat in a tight special election here on Tuesday, Republicans in this mostly white and very conservative district...

Mississippi Win Gives House Dems Three Victories In A Row

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — It's becoming a disturbing trend for Republicans: losing traditional GOP strongholds to Democrats in some hard-fought congressi...

Obama Endorsement Becomes Toxic For Mississippi Democrat

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Travis Childers, the Democratic congressional candidate who has the chance to flip Mississippi's first congressional district from Republican to Democ...

Obama's Pastor Problem Moves Down South and Down Ballot

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

First North Carolina, now Mississippi. Rev. Wright has become fair game for Republican campaigners. The GOP willingness to use Obama against down-ballot candidates does not bode well for Democrats.

Obama Stars In Mississippi Attack Ad: Watch Video

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"The Republican candidate in a special election to fill an unexpectedly contested seat in a conservative Mississippi congressional district is using r...