There may now be a paper trail that directly links the GOP establishment to the race-baiting attack ads used against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in his Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff against incumbent Thad Cochran.
Independent investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson has been leading the way in digging into the details of exactly who was responsible for race-baiting black Democrat voters to infiltrate a Republican Party primary runoff and save Cochran from losing his seat, and how they did it. But now he’s been joined by Jeffrey Lord of the American Spectator, who was the former political director for the Reagan White House in the 1980s.
Let’s start with Johnson, who accuses the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which backed Cochran in the primary, of “illicitly funding black church SuperPAC.” Johnson says the NRSC disclosed it paid over $80,000 for ad placements in the runoff on June 20th, but there are no records of any ads acknowledged as “paid for by the NRSC” actually running anywhere in Mississippi as a result of that buy. However, on the same day the NRSC claimed to make such a buy, its media buyer Jon Ferrell placed numerous ads on black radio stations on behalf of “All Citizens for Mississippi PAC” instead.