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For election nerds this evening primaries should be a lot of fun. I direct your attention to the early voting results in the great state of Mississippi and the race for the United States Senate seat.

A local newspaper has run the available numbers and estimated a slight advantage for Senator Thad Cochran.  For some reason the secretary of state's office can't break out the number of people that voted early in the Democratic party primary, so that probably increases the error factor but the result leaves some hope for Cochran.

I am conflicted regarding this race. I wish that I had faith that the general population of Mississippi would reject Mcdonald and vote for a Democrat in November but that doesn't seem likely.

The analysis can be found here:

 http://www.clarionledger.com/....

On a lighter note popcorn sales should increase while we all wait to see if Tancredo and his crazy supporters can win the Republican primary. This is the McCaskill plan of picking your crazy opponent and sit back and watch him set the tone for the party nationally.

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  •  There are three possible outcomes (3+ / 0-)
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    TofG, camlbacker, Vatexia

    1 - Thad Cochran wins another term. He votes NO on everything. No change.

    2 - McDaniel wins and wins in the final. They can't vote NO any harder than they already do, so there is no real change in the Senate, but one more lunatic gets exposed. No immediate change, but possible improvement down the road.

    3 - McDaniel wins and loses the final. Yay!

    So it really can't be bad for us.

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    by pucklady on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 09:21:30 AM PDT

    •  McDaniel (3+ / 0-)
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      pucklady, camlbacker, Vatexia

      McDaniel wins the Republican primary and continues to make crazy statements and becomes the face of the Republican Senate candidates. We get to ask all the other candidates do agree with fill in the blank crazy thought and he delivers the Senate to the Democrats.

      He could be really useful in the LA race due to his sexist comments.

      Your right, I am no longer conflicted. Hell, Cochran might even decide if he wins that he is going to screw his opponents like a tethered goat (snark reference to Cochran's speech regarding inappropriate contact with animals) .

    •  I'm hoping for (5+ / 0-)
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      pucklady, kayak58, antooo, camlbacker, Vatexia

      no 3 . I live in Mississippi.

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