Right Wing Reactionary Defeats Even More Reactionary Right Winger in Mississippi
There is no joy in the Tea Party tonight: Thad Cochran Wins GOP Senate Nod in Mississippi.
WASHINGTON — Just when the Tea Party showed signs of life, six-term GOP Sen. Thad Cochran found a way to stifle the insurgent conservatives.
Cochran on Tuesday night narrowly defeated rival Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s closely watched Republican runoff by making a last-minute appeal to blacks and Democrats. The veteran senator is now the favorite to win a seventh term in November against Democrat Travis Childers, a former congressman.
McDaniel furious at loss, vows, “The South shall rise again!”
(That tweet is a joke with a serious point, in case it wasn’t obvious.)