FEC Filing Shows Pro-Cochran PAC Funded Black Outreach

By: Emily Wagster Pettus and Philip Elliott, The Associated Press
By: Emily Wagster Pettus and Philip Elliott, The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.

A super PAC backing Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's re-election bid was the sole source of money for a separate effort to urge black voters to support the incumbent.

Mississippi Conservatives is a pro-Cochran super PAC and was the only donor to All Citizens for Mississippi, a group that ran ads in black newspapers and helped turn out black voters in a two-man runoff. That's according to finance reports.

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour backed the Cochran super PAC.


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