Skip to main content
Tags: Thad Cochran | Republicans | expanded | Chris McDaniel

Hillary: Thad Cochran Won by Expanding GOP Base

By    |   Monday, 30 June 2014 09:09 PM EDT

Calling the outcome of the GOP's bruising June 24 Senate runoff in Mississippi of "historical importance," Hillary Clinton said Monday that incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran's victory was ensured after "Republicans expanded their base."

Cochran and tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel were forced into a runoff after McDaniel, despite his getting more votes in the GOP primary, failed to secure the 50 percent needed to declare victory.

For the rematch, Cochran's campaign wooed Democrats and African Americans who did not vote in the June 3 primary. Voters in the Magnolia State don't have to declare party affiliation when they register, but must cast a ballot in the same party's runoff in which they voted originally.

Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Institute in Colorado during a tour for her memoir, "Hard Choices," Clinton said the strategy worked and Republicans should take note, according to tweets from the event.
 
Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker tweeted:



CNN reported that the former secretary of state said Cochran had "reached out to Democrats, and particularly black Democrats, and said, 'Join with us, Thad Cochran is a better choice.' And they succeeded."

McDaniel, who hasn't conceded, has complained about voting irregularities.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Calling the outcome of the GOP's bruising June 24 Senate runoff in Mississippi of "historical importance," Hillary Clinton said Monday that incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran's victory was ensured after "Republicans expanded their base."
Thad Cochran, Republicans, expanded, Chris McDaniel
289
2014-09-30
Monday, 30 June 2014 09:09 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved