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Is the Mississippi GOP Corrupt?

Posted on | June 21, 2014 | 15 Comments

The dishonest effort to re-elect Thad Cochran hits a new low:

The “super PAC” supporting the senator . . . is paying African-American leaders, including Bishop Crudup, to help lift black turnout on Tuesday, said Pete Perry, a Republican strategist here who is working for the group.

Who is Pete Perry? Who is funding this pro-Cochran “super PAC”? Is there illegal coordination between the super PAC, the Cochran campaign and the state Republican Party? Most of all, exactly how much has Bishop Crudup been paid for his support?

Pete Da Tech Guy wants some answers to these questions — or, at least, he’d like to see professional journalists start asking them.

 

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
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  • Matt_SE

    Here’s the template for how Boehner is going to keep his seat as Speaker, soon.

  • http://regularrightguy.wordpress.com/ Regular Right Guy

    Uh-hmm. As long as that toothpick mining cracker Haley Barbour lives in the state, there may be room for some concern.

  • OldmanRick

    Yes. The political machine doesn’t want anyone in office who isn’t beholding to it.

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

    You’re suprised that the GOP party in Mississippi “might be corrupt”…ALL political parties are corrupt at some level. The GOP tends to corruption at the top…with the “elite leadership” part and parcel of the crony capitalism that was started to destroy the economy of our country.

    Mississippi is no different than any other state or level of government. I firmly believe that it’s time to repeal the 17th Amendment and return control of the selection of Senators to the state legislatures. That way, each Senator will be far more…amenable to the desires of the individual states and not beholden to monied intersts far outside of their states.

  • Ergo

    Repeal the 17th?? A THOUSAND TIMES YES.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    This is a Southern tradition. It’s called “walking around money.” It is used in every election, just mainly by Democrats.

    In order to ensure turnout, the black preachers receive payments to mention the election and preferred candidates on Sunday and to pay drivers to shuttle people to polls.

    In election years, the only black preachers who do not get some of the money are those who have small congregations or little influence. Those with large churches make a nice supplement to their income.

    When the black vote was suppressed in the South, the walking around money went to white opinion-makers in each community. Usually it was some well-to-do farmer, preacher, or businessman who was known to be able to “deliver the votes” from his area.

    There is nothing at all new about this. George Washington did it, too – albeit with his famously coveted whiskey in lieu of cash. I find it surprising that someone who allegedly grew up in the South doesn’t know this.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Is water wet.

    Is ice cold?

    Is Andrew Sullivan obsessed with Sarah Palin’s uterus?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    There is a bit of the Casablanca “shocked, shocked…” thing going on, but I think the GOP generally does not do this in its own primaries (like you said, it is more of a Democrat thing (a GOTV supplement for the general election).

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    “Professional Journalists.”

    What, all three of you?

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    It’s not the “new practice” angle that’s newsworthy.

    With the Progressives, especialy today’s bunch, it’s the massive escalation, the lack of covertness, the unapologetic nature of it, and the collusion at all levels of the Democrat/Media complex.

    That’s what raises eyebrows. Or used to, back when a dead body in the room was something that merited looking into.

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