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June 16, 2014 5:15 PM Cochran Begins To Unload on McDaniel

By Ed Kilgore

As Josh Marshall points out, this isn’t (at this point) a TV ad, just a web ad. Still, it’s a sign that Thad Cochran’s campaign is ignoring Republican fears that attacks on Chris McDaniel could soften the challenger up for Travis Childers in November. And it’s a reminder that for all the disadvantages of having a 42-year voting record, as Cochran does, even a brief career in the bloviating, Frat-Boy-Gone-Wild world of conservative talk radio can be worse:

We’ll soon see if this ad or something similar turns up on the TV screens of God-fearing Mississippi Republicans. In any event, it looks like Cochran is no longer campaigning on an implicit promise to give every runoff voter his or her very own earmark.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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