Cochran Survives Tea Party Challenge

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

ElephantsThe 6-term incumbent Thad Cochran is up by approximately 6,000 votes over challenger Chris McDaniel out of over 360,000 cast with over 99% precincts reporting, Save Jerseyans. So says the AP. Whew! Wild.

A Pyrrhic victory for the Tea Party riding high(er) after Eric Cantor’s defeat? Or an outright defeat?

How does it make YOU feel? To quote the great Dr. Frasier Crane.

Would love to hear from you…

Matt Rooney

Matt Rooney

Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, Matt Rooney is a widely-respected New Jersey political commentator, practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights, and a graduate of the Rutgers Camden School of Law.


  1. We are hurting that should have been a seat that was changed.

  2. He employed a Christie tactic. If you can’t get Republicans to vote for you, turn to Democrats.

  3. .

    What a tremendous missed opportunity; I lay it all at the feet of Haley Barbour and his establishment cronies who dragged this crustacean over the finish line with the help of Democrat votes…

  4. Maybe this small object lesson will help the GOP finally get it through its head that if it reaches out to the African American community more effectively it will win more elections.

  5. The moral of this story is that the K-Street Republicans can’t win in a Republican primary unless they get Democrats to vote for them?

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