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Posted on May 6, 2014 

The things you learn trying to keep up with the Chris McDaniel campaign.

Yesterday, I had never heard of Morning Bro, the YouTube offspring of the Daily Caller.

Today, I had heard enough. First, they were hammering away at birther-lite, the Thad Cochran Doesn't Live Here Anymore story.

They were trying to gauge the damage to the Cochran campaign, obviously from somewhere outside Mississippi.  We'll find out later why they didn't come here to get the whole story.

To their credit, they did argue that perhaps it would better to spend time serving than traveling, but didn't tell the rest of the story.

Cochran has a cabin in Mississippi but "lists it as his secondary residence on the FEC filings, I guess," said Vince Cogliance.

"Thad Cochran not living in Mississippi, I think that will play with Mississippi voters," he said. Never mind that Cochran amended his FEC filing (and McDaniel amended his FEC filing showing a huge chunk of his campaign cash was imaginary) and his bank says listing his home as a secondary residence was the bank's mistake, not the senators.

"At the end of the day McDaniel is going to put a couple of points on the board with this," said Cogliance. That would leave him about 15 points behind, hardly the bump his campaign staff was expecting from this tawdry "blockbuster."

"Last cycle will saw Will Rahn break the story that Dick Lugar didn't live in Indiana  -- or wherever the hell Dick Lugar was ostensibly supposed to be living," Matt Lewis said. Yeah, wherever. Residency is, after all, a big deal.

I doubt if Cochran will lose sleep or votes over this story and its 109 views on YouTube.

Which means hardly anyone heard Taylor Bigler's parting shot, "If you lived in Mississippi, would you want to go back there?"

Why yes I would.

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