GINA MILLER: The runoff was an outrage

June 26, 2014 

The Republican primary runoff was a stunning example of the most despicable corruption and greedy power-mongering I have ever seen.

In order to keep their establishment hold on power, Haley Barbour and Thad Cochran have amazingly managed to find a crawl space beneath the lowest low, by trawling for black Democrat votes.

Republicans did not choose Cochran as our candidate; liberal black Democrats did. Cochran lost to Chris McDaniel in a landslide among Republicans.

So we can easily argue the need to change state law to close the primary elections to those of different parties, and that's one thing that should happen.

But it remains that the Barbour-Cochran machine has shamefully shown the nation the hideous face of diseased corruption, Mississippi-style.

Hopefully, Chris McDaniel will succeed in having this election result nullified and redone.

Even if that doesn't happen, Cochran is only fooling himself if he imagines the thousands of us actual conservatives will ever give him our vote in the general election. It ain't happening.

GINA MILLER

Gulfport

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