Pro-Cochran Super PAC Paid for Black Voter Drive

Mississippi Conservatives was the group's only source of money
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM CDT
This June 24, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran talking to supporters at his runoff election victory party in Jackson, Miss.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

(Newser) – In the run-up to Mississippi's Republican Senate primary, a group called All Citizens for Mississippi worked to get out the black vote. But the only donor to All Citizens for Mississippi was Mississippi Conservatives, a super PAC devoted to reelecting Republican incumbent Thad Cochran, the AP reports based on finance reports. Cochran's win has drawn attention because the incumbent won in large part by convincing black voters to back him over Tea Party opponent Chris McDaniel. The latter is expected to announce today whether he'll formally challenge the results of the race as promised.

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