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THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:38:34 AM »
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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 07:41:00 AM »
I am sure the Mississippi attorney general will get on the case right away. /s
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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 08:03:58 AM »
Here's the sticking point:  proving that the cash was a bribe and not simply for the individuals' time and personal expense (e.g., lunch money).  A quid pro quo must be proven and the testimony of this "reverend" is likely to be easily impeached (discredited) given his hostility because he feels he was "stiffed" - which means that he, and not Cochran, might be in trouble if he was expecting a bribe that the Cochran campaign didn't pay (because they weren't intending to bribe him).

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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 04:54:13 PM »
This story isn't totally trustworthy. The "rev" was paid for the story by the reporter.  He complains that he was stiffed by the Cochran campaign. So it's just slightly possible that he did some embellishment to get money from the reporter. /s

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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 05:20:38 PM »
This story isn't totally trustworthy. The "rev" was paid for the story by the reporter.  He complains that he was stiffed by the Cochran campaign. So it's just slightly possible that he did some embellishment to get money from the reporter. /s

Which would explain why he was able to dime out the Chochran campaign.  The problem with buying a dishonest bleep to do your dirty work for you, is making sure the dishonest bleep stays bought.......

Far from over and should provide plenty of political entertainment through the August break....


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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 05:30:07 PM »
This story isn't totally trustworthy. The "rev" was paid for the story by the reporter.  He complains that he was stiffed by the Cochran campaign. So it's just slightly possible that he did some embellishment to get money from the reporter. /s

Looks like the old reverend worships the almighty buck and not much else...

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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 08:24:25 PM »
Which would explain why he was able to dime out the Chochran campaign.  The problem with buying a dishonest bleep to do your dirty work for you, is making sure the dishonest bleep stays bought.......

Far from over and should provide plenty of political entertainment through the August break....

Nah. The story doesn't have legs. McDaniel may try to milk it some more, but no one in MS believes this guy. He'll do or say anything for money, but not many believe there was any vote buying.

Try reading this: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/01/cochran-campaign-denies-vote-buying/11911539/

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Re: THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN MANAGER Busted in Vote Buying Scheme
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 09:31:30 PM »
Anybody arrested yet?
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