Democalypse 2014 - Always Bet on Black - Tharley Cochangel

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Republican incumbent Thad Cochran wins re-election in Mississippi thanks in large part to black Democratic voters. (3:07)

OF COURSE, IN MISSISSIPPI'SREPUBLICAN SENATE PRIMARY, BEING

DOMINICAN, LESS OF AN ISSUE.

THERE VOTERS HAD TO CONSIDER THEHARD CHOICE OF WHETHER

ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN THADCOCHRAN OR TEA PARTY CHALLENGER

CHRIS McDANIEL WERE BETTERSUITED TO GO TO WASHINGTON AND

REFUSE TO COOPERATE WITH THEPRESIDENT.

[LAUGHTER]IT WAS AN IMPORTANT RACE, BUT

NOT AS IMPORTANT AS PEOPLE WOULDLIKE YOU TO BELIEVE.

>> "TIME" MAGAZINE CALLS IT "THEBATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE

G.O.P."

>> NOT ONLY WILL THE EYES OF THENATION BE ON THIS ELECTION

TOMORROW, BUT THE EYES OF THEWORLD WILL BE ON THIS ELECTION.

>> Jon: YES.

IF THERE IS ANY EVENT HAPPENINGRIGHT NOW THAT THE ENTIRE WORLD

IS WATCHING, IT'S THEMISSISSIPPI REPUBLICAN SENATE

PRIMARY RUN-UP.

YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING,AROUND THE GLOBE PEOPLE HAVE

GATHERED TO WATCH WITH BATEDBREATH, HERE COME THE EARLY

RESULTS.

THERE IS NOTHING... THERE ISNO... OOOOOH!

IT'S THAD COCHRAN,COOOOOOOOCHRAN!

THAD COCHRAN DEFEATEDMcDANIEL, WHO WON THE INITIAL

PRIMARY BUT NOT BY ENOUGH TOAVOID A RUN-OFF.

SO HOW DID COCHRAN BEAT HIM?

>> COCHRAN RELIED ON BLACKDEMOCRATS TO PUT HIM OVER THE

TOP.

>> Jon: THAT'S RIGHT.

THAD COCHRAN WON THE MISSISSIPPIREPUBLICAN PRIMARY BECAUSE OF

THE SUPPORT OF BLACK DEMOCRATS.

BEFORE YOU JUMP TO THECONCLUSION THAT BLACK DEMOCRATS

THINK VERY HIGHLY OF THADCOCHRAN, LET ME GIVE YOU JUST A

TASTE, JUST A TASTE, A SOUPCONOF HIS OPPONENT, McDANIEL.

>> CHRIS McDANIEL APPARENTLYSAID THAT THERE'S NO PLACE FOR

FEDERAL FUNDING OF SCHOOLS HEREIN MISSISSIPPI.

>> IF THEY PASS REPARATIONS ANDMY TAXES GO UP, I AIN'T PAYING

TAXES.

>> McDANIEL HAS ALREADYKEYNOTED A NEO-CONFEDERATE

EVENT.

HE'S RETWEETED WHITESUPREMACISTS.

>> Jon: WELL, NOW, INMcDANIEL'S DEFENSE, THE WHITE

SUPREMACIST'S TWITTER ACCOUNTHAD SOME EXTREMELY CUTE CAT

VIDEOS.

AH.

HEY, EVERYBODY, LOOK.

EVERYBODY, IT'S KITLER.

YOU KNOW, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MEOWFUHRER.

CLEARLY McDANIEL'S CANDIDACYCAUSED A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN

IN MISSISSIPPI'S AFRICANAMERICAN COMMUNITY.

IS THERE ANY WAY McDANIELCOULD BEGIN HIS CONCESSION

SPEECH THAT WOULD IN EVERY WAYCONFIRM THEIR CONCERNS.

>> LET ME JUST SAY THIS: WEFOUGHT.

WE HAD A DREAM.

[AUDIENCE REACTS].

>> Jon: OH, BUT UNFORTUNATELYI WAS JUDGED BY THE CONTENT OF

MY CHARACTER.

AND SO IT IS THAT THE NATION'SAFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE RETURNED

THARLEY COCKANGEL TO CONGRESSFOR YEARS '87 THROUGH '94.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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