[Ed. – Basically, the GOP establishment took the Marquis of Queensberry out and shot him at dawn before this one.]
A series of three racially charged radio ads that ran in rural Mississippi on Election Day played a role in driving black Democrats to vote in a Republican primary run-off election. MailOnline has exclusively obtained audio of the ads.
They were broadcast 48 times in a 12-hour period Tuesday on WMGO-AM radio in the town of Canton, and urged black Mississippians to cross party lines and support GOP Sen. Thad Cochran in his smash-mouth contest against tea party insurgent Chris McDaniel.
Each carried a required acknowledgement stating that it was ‘paid for by Citizens for Progress.’ Clerks at the office of Mississippi’s secretary of state told MailOnline that no such group is registered there as a political committee. …
They claimed that supporters of conservative McDaniel had connections to the Ku Klux Klan and that McDaniel had a ‘racist agenda.’ They also warned that black Democrats ‘could lose food stamps, housing assistance, student loans, early breakfast and lunch programs and disaster assistance’ if he were to become the Republican U.S. Senate nominee.
‘Vote against the tea party. Vote Thad Cochran,’ one ad said. ‘If the tea party, with their racist ideas, win, we will be sent back to the ’50s and ’60s.’
MailOnline has learned that ‘Citizens for Progress’ is tied to a longtime Democratic political operative who was paid $44,000 to run racially explosive ‘robocalls’ in the same race.
A political action committee founded by former Republican National Committee chair and former Republican Gov. Haley Barbour made those payments. …
Mitzi Bickers, an Atlanta pastor and former president of the Atlanta school board, used the same nonexistent group name – ‘Citizens for Progress‘ – in a 2013 campaign for a local sales tax proposal.
After it was reported that Bickers filed a fraudulent financial disclosure report related to the campaign, she resigned her post as a senior adviser to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed.
The political ‘super PAC’ that paid her to run the robocalls is called Mississippi Conservatives, according to National Review.