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Mayfield was one of the three men charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home and create a political video against the six-term Republican senator.
Last month's incident escalated tensions in what was already ugly Republican primary fight between Cochran and conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
Mayfield was charged a week a conservative blogger and supporter of McDaniel's primary challenge was arrested for obtaining a image of Cochran's wife, who suffers from dementia and has lived in a nursing home for 14 years.
In Mississippi’s 24 counties with a majority black population, turnout increased an average of 40 percent over the primary, according to a Washington Post analysis. In the state’s 58 other counties, the increase was only 16 percent.
Just 12 percent of the nearly 375,000 votes cast Tuesday came from counties where African Americans make up at least 60 percent of the population. But Cochran’s overwhelming performance in those areas — winning 71 percent of the vote — provided an 18,000-vote margin that helped him grow his vote total by almost 40,000 ballots over the June 3 primary.
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Tea party leader Mayfield dead of apparent suicide
Read your link, but it never mentioned a cause of death (not to mention it was poorly worded). So far they think it was suicide, he was found dead of a 'self inflicted' gun shot wound.
I don't know if it's a surprise or not... anyone that would stoop to sneaking into a nursing home to make video's of a rival's wife suffering from dementia wasn't all there to begin with.
So credit to Cochran for reaching out to voters in these areas, which are typically avoided and ignored by Republicans
It’s generally agreed that Thad Cochran squeaked out a win in Mississippi last night in part by getting Democrats, especially African Americans, to turn out. Here’s a flier that was distributed in heavily black precincts, obtained by investigative reporter Charles C. Johnson, suggesting how he accomplished this:
The Flier That Got Thad Cochran Elected?
originally posted by: coastlinekid
...That's why the Tea Party is making headway...