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Were Black Miss. Voters Tricked Into Believing Tea Party Candidate Had KKK Ties?

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Last week pollsters confirmed that black turnout played a significant role in reelecting Mississippi Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. While some political observers, such as Roland Martin, view this development as a sign that black people are voting their own interest, new reports suggest that those aligned with the Cochran campaign set about a misinformation campaign to scare blacks into believing that Cochran’s Tea Party opponent had a connection to…

Black Miss. Preachers Persuade Congregation to Vote for Anti-Affirmative Action Republican

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If Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran makes it past tomorrow’s primary, he may owe his win to black pastors who have been working behind the scenes to get him elected. The New York Times reports that a dozen black pastors met in a store front church to devise a plan for convincing their members to support Sen. Cochran in the primary. In explaining their position, Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup Sr.,…