John McCain, Thad Cochran

These two represent everything that is wrong with the GOP.

Via AZ Central:

U.S. Sen. John McCain was in Mississippi last week to help his veteran colleague U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran make his closing argument in his hard-fought Republican primary runoff against “tea party” challenger Chris McDaniel.

McCain, R-Ariz., may have given Cochran that little extra push he needed. McDaniel as of Friday had refused to concede, but Cochran appears to have narrowly prevailed in what is the latest victory by the GOP establishment in its ongoing civil war with the far right of the party. The vulnerable Cochran was buoyed by the support of crossover Black Democrats who participated in the Republican primary to support him over the more conservative McDaniel.

“Obviously, I claim credit for it, but, actually, the reason why he won was that he had a really excellent get-out-the-vote campaign,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. “There are some people who are complaining that African-American voters voted. I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.” […]

McCain has not yet announced whether he will seek a sixth Senate term in 2016. But McCain has acknowledged that he would likely attract a tea-party-style primary opponent, and says he will be ready to rumble if it happens.

“The key to it is you’d better pay attention, you’d better work hard, you’d better organize,” McCain said. “And you’d better understand that there is a strong anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out there, which is justified, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. If I run again, I know what I’m going to be up against and I know that it’s going to be a long, hard slog. But I enjoy campaigning. I love it. And I love traveling around the state.”

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