Thursday, June 26, 2014

NAACP, Black US Rep. Want Payback For Black Votes For MIssissippi Republican

Nothing works as well as buying votes.

[From article]
In an interview with HuffPost Live, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Courtstruck down last year.
"Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID," Johnson said. "I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him."

NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'
The Huffington Post

By Sam Levine
Posted: 06/25/2014 5:30 pm EDT Updated: 06/26/2014 11:59 am EDT

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Bennie Thompson Explains How Thad Cochran Can Reward Black Voters
By Joel Gehrke
June 25, 2014 4:40 PM

Senator Thad Cochran (R., Miss.) needs to reward the black voters who crossed party lines to support him in his runoff against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel by backing some concrete policy initiatives, according the the state’s only member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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