Politico saw a much rosier Cochran fundraiser

Posted on June 11, 2014 

Could they have been at the same event? Here is coverage of the Sen. Thad Cochran fundraiser in D.C. on Tuesday from Politico's Anna Palmer and John Breshnahan:

A thousand miles from Mississippi, Republican lobbyists, long-time senators and fundraisers are raising a glass — and raising money — to save their man Thad Cochran from the tea party. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bragged at an event Tuesday night that it was the “biggest fundraiser ever in this building” — a feat considering the building is the National Republican Senatorial Committee.


Breitbart's Matthew Boyle saw it a bit differently:

A dozen or so senior GOP senators gathered with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters to raise funds for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., on Tuesday evening. Notably, none of them seemed too proud of it, based on how quickly they scurried away from the building—some outright declining to offer even a simple word of praise for Cochran—when asked why they were there.


Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama didn't seem to have any problem praising Mississippi's senior senator:

“I’ve raised money for him. I had a fundraiser for him in Huntsville, maxed out in the PAC and am maxing out again tonight,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). “Cochran’s a good friend and a good man and I want him to win.”  

For the record, Cochran's forces told Politco the event raised $820,000. Let's see $820,000 divided by a dozen or so ...

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