Update: Charles Johnson is now reporting that if a special election is called, Cochran will resign
Thad Cochran’s campaign has strongly denied any involvement in the vote-buying scheme alleged yesterday in an article by blogger Charles Johnson. I was chatting with some friends earlier about this subject, and advised them to take the 48-hour rule on this story, as the blogger in question has a pattern of making claims in an article, only to have to walk them back later. I suspect there will be some more walking back on this article as well.
Mr. Johnson’s reporting has had an effect. Perhaps that is the point. A lot of things can and will happen before November. Something that I find very interesting has been confirmed by a recent Chism Poll. There are a great deal of hard feelings among McDaniel supporters:
“When we asked McDaniel supporters which candidate they would support in the general election, 21% said they would vote for Democrat Travis Childers and another 16% said they would probably not vote at all.
Only 22% of McDaniel’s supporters were committed to vote for Cochran in November.” (emphasis mine)
The pollster, Brad Chism is a supporter of Democrat Travis Childers.
According to Y’all Politics, Chism is hosting a fundraiserr for Childers in Jackson tonight.
In a poll released last Friday by Rasmussen, Cochran is up 42-34.
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