First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran
June 13th, 2014
01:34 PM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran

Washington (CNN) - As the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff contest is about to enter into its final week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to go up with a new television ad for embattled incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, CNN has learned.

Cochran is squaring off against tea party favorite Chris McDaniel, a state senator, in a June 24th runoff.

Sources describe the ad buy as “significant,” but would not provide further details.

This is the Chamber’s first effort in the runoff contest. It spent about $600,000 in the primary for Cochran.

The commercial, which begins running Monday, touts the six-term senator's stature in the state, touting newspaper descriptions of him as “respected” and “a tested leader fighting for Mississippi."

The spot also picks up on a theme Cochran has been emphasizing on the campaign trail: how he will use his power and stature in the state to make sure it gets federal dollars. The new Chamber ad says Cochran is “dependable…never budging on his commitment to deliver for Mississippi every day.”

The National Association of Realtors, another groups with establishment ties, went on airwaves in Mississippi with an ad in support of Cochran. The spot, running in several markets, will stay on the air until the runoff.

Both the Cochran and McDaniel campaigns have gone up with new commercials since the June 3rd primary.

McDaniel has also received support from major support from tea party and conservative groups, including the Club of Growth, which announced on Thursday its own new ad campaign for the challenger. The group said they were spending six-figures to run TV and radio spots statewide through the runoff election.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    You're next Thad!!! The GOTP civil war rages on.

    June 13, 2014 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Cochran is a Washington insider. Not good for Cochran in a primary.

    June 13, 2014 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA – Take Back the House

    You're next Thad!!! The GOTP civil war rages on.
    ---------------------------–
    Thaddy Daddy could be on his way out.

    June 13, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. Chris-E...al

    I wonder what the democrats will come up with or do or blame or video or jail or say before the Nov elections this time around ?

    June 13, 2014 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Chris-E...al

    Yes most dems on this site use race and say this about that and call folks racist if we dont agree with them and all ? You always default back to racism ? Its not that by no means its just we dont want to be guilty by association its just that your assessment of things are just beyond belief ?

    June 13, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Chris-E...al says:
    June 13, 2014 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm
    I wonder what the democrats will come up with or do or blame or video or jail or say before the Nov elections this time around ?

    Maybe President Obama will cause another Superstorm....

    FIFY

    June 13, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. GonzoinHouston

    We'd better hope Thad wins this. His opponent is a TP loon, but if he wins the primary, he WILL win in November. This is Mississippi, remember?

    June 13, 2014 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    The Chamber of Commerce ain't shy about buying a US Senator !!!

    June 13, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Sniffit
    "It was never proven that any had actually existed, either."

    Indeed. And yet their representations were that they were certain and did have evidence.

    Show me the yellow cake.

    *crickets*
    ------------------------------------
    SHOW ME THE CAKE SHOW ME THE CAKE SHOW ME THE CAKE SHOW ME THE CAKE SHOW ME THE CAKE

    I knew they were lying from the very beginning. When Dubya gave that "Axis of Evil" SOTU address, he was giving us the heads up we were going to war In Iraq. You should have known then they were going to use any excuse to go to war. So when I heard the war drums a bangin', I knew they were wiling to tell us anything to prompt the war. Let's not forget they LIED when they said there were training camps in Iraq and that Saddam and Osama were linked. Remember?

    June 13, 2014 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    GonzoinHouston

    We'd better hope Thad wins this. His opponent is a TP loon, but if he wins the primary, he WILL win in November. This is Mississippi, remember?
    ------------------------
    There's a 50:50 chance that McDaniel could wind up in jail come November.

    I cannot help but marvel at the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is the epitome of Republican establishment, with whom the Tea Party is the midst of having a civil war for control of the Republican Party. Is it blind ignorance or blind arrogance to think that putting the Chamber's name on an ad would help in a Tea Party leaning district?

    June 13, 2014 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    I hope Cochran loses. It is time to put people in the Congress, that work for the patriots of America, and not the subversives.

    June 13, 2014 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Chris-E...al says:
    June 13, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm
    Yes most dems on this site use race and say this about that and call folks racist if we dont agree with them and all ? You always default back to racism ? Its not that by no means its just we dont want to be guilty by association its just that your assessment of things are just beyond belief ?

    Give it a rest. Some of your ilk are not cowards about staying under their hoods, they come right out and say it. I'll be looking for you to say something to them the next time they do.

    Did you have anything to say when many melanin challenged males said they would never vote for one of them? No you didn't. And if I remember correctly wasn't it about a week ago that you were crowing about your black sisters and brothers and their treatment by the Alabama hero George Wallace? Here's some news for you and anyone else. I will never stop talking about it because it is what it is. If race had nothing to do with it why was this POTUS forced to show 2 copies of his birth certificate and people still call it a fake to this day? People still say he was born in Kenya but have no problem with Ted Cruz being born in Canada. People are constantly saying he and his wife got into college by Affirmative Action, thereby saying a black man can't get a Harvard education without help. They're asking for his college transcripts... Did anyone else have to provide theirs? No, Mitt wouldn't even show his tax returns like every other candidate but that's ok right. And last but not least the disrespect shown to the FLOTUS by calling her fat and referring to her physique. While ignoring the fact that Babs and Laura were built like wheelbarrows.

    Sure Chrissy, race has absolutely nothing to do with it.

    FIFY

    June 13, 2014 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    If he loses bo ner is going to blame Obama just like he's blaming him for cantor's sound defeat.
    He should have stopped at I don't know what happened but these morons just can't keep their mouths shut. They immediately have to go,on a rant about what Obama is not doing and the American people are fed up and no jobs, high food prices, the sun is shining, there's a honey moon tonight (if the weather clears it should be a sight).
    The teaklans are so consumed with hatred for our twice elected president that they just can't think straight.
    @mike, the shrub #43 lied about the WMDs and a lot of congressmen/women fell for the lies because they sounded so real. I blame bush #43 for all the ills of the world since he took office.

    June 13, 2014 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  14. S.B. Stein

    I wonder how much it costs to buy a member of the House or Senate. Could you imagine a conversation like this:

    "We have members of the House and Senate in every state for sale. Which chamber are you looking for?"

    "Oh, how much will $500k get me? Can I get a Senator?"

    "Sorry sir. That will get you a few members of the House from low cost states. Our starting prices for Senators is at least 1 million."

    That is what it seems like with everyone buying ad time.

    June 13, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Anthony

    Thad Cochran: "I don't know what you're talking about."

    Yeah you do. You may be the next Eric Cantor.

    "Cochran's apparent sarcasm comes as he's been accused of being out of touch with the tea party."

    Oops.

    June 13, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "That is what it seems like with everyone buying ad time."

    Don't be fooled. The money flowing for ad time is ALSO buying them the reporting and MSM narratives they desire.

    June 13, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  17. Richard in Houston

    Does anyone know what Chris_E...al is talking about?

    June 13, 2014 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. Malory Archer

    Chris-E...al

    Yes most reds on this site whine that dems use race and say this about that and call folks racist if they don't agree with them. That's called a "strawman" argument. And the reds' assessment of things is just beyond belief.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    FIFY

    June 13, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. Malory Archer

    Richard in Houston
    Does anyone know what Chris_E...al is talking about?\

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Strawmen. He's talking about strawmen.

    June 13, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. Thomas

    Tea Partiers do it Bigger !

    Eric Cantor lost for one reason ,
    He's a Jew in a conservative republican evangelical creationism minded tea party fish bowl .

    June 13, 2014 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  21. Silence DoGood

    @Richard in Houston
    Does anyone know what Chris_E...al is talking about?
    --------–
    He may be attempting to combine various right wing conspiracy theories into a grand diatribe.

    June 13, 2014 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  22. Thomas

    @Chris-E…al
    ==

    Did you ever see the movie " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ".

    I think it medication time !

    June 13, 2014 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "Does anyone know what Chris_E...al is talking about?"

    How could we if he doesn't in the first place?

    June 13, 2014 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  24. ThinkAgain: If you don't like Congress, get rid of the repub/tea bag majority

    Please show me where the C O N S T I T U T I O N grants corporations or private organizations like the Chamber of Commerce the right to own and control elections, let alone vote?

    June 13, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. Chris-E...al

    @wake up you ARE the one i was writing about and it seems Y0U are full of that kinda hate not me . Get your voodoo doll out of W and stick it again mite make you feel better ?

    June 13, 2014 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
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