May 17, 2014 6:08 pm -

The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that North Carolina State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign, who issued a statement denying knowledge of the  break-in at the nursing home where Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife lives and photographing her, knew of the plan beforehand.

28-year-old Clayton Thomas Kelly, a Tea Party blogger, has been supportive of State Sen. Chris McDaniel, and created a “hit piece” for a video which has since been taken down. McDaniel’s campaign previously said the blogger has ‘no relationship’ with the campaign.

Image: MSNBC

Image: MSNBC

As it happens, the Clarion-Ledger reports that McDaniel called Cochran’s campaign manager on Saturday morning at 7:45 a.m. to offer condolences about the break-in. The problem is that took place about 90 minutes before the connection to the Cochrans became public knowledge.

 Kelly was arrested Friday night by the Madison Police Department. Police released a statement about Kelly’s arrest late that night, but neither it and nor initial news reports mentioned Rose Cochran. The release only included a brief statement about his charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

The Clarion-Ledger reported the incident previously but Cochran’s wife Rose, who has Alzheimer’s, was not mentioned in that initial report.

Chris McDaniel’s campaign manager, state Sen. Melanie Sojourner, apparently knew about Clayton Kelly’s arrest before news of him allegedly sneaking into Rose Cochran’s nursing home room and taking photos broke.

A spokesman for Cochran told the Ledger, “I think it would be interesting to know how (Sojourner) would hear about it before 7:45 a.m.”

What sort of winning strategy is this to take photos of a vulnerable, elderly person?

Edward Murrow is spinning in his grave.


No responses to Tea Party Candidate’s Campaign Denied Knowledge Of Break-In At Nursing Home; Report Proves Otherwise

  1. Linda1961 May 17th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    “What sort of winning strategy is this to take photos of a vulnerable, elderly person?”

    It’s a losing strategy for losers.

    • Anomaly 100 May 17th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Hey gf!

      • Linda1961 May 17th, 2014 at 7:13 pm


  2. Nancy Green May 17th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    so how do you make a hit piece about a candidate’s wife having the misfortune to have Alzheimers? I would think that would only gain sympathy. Since HIPPA was passed health care facilities are more careful about privacy. This guy broke a lot of laws.

  3. mea_mark May 17th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    {Edward Murrow is spinning in his grave.} — and there is probably a conservative blogger there trying to get a video of it, for some big story they want to write. Nothing is sacred anymore to the party that worships the GOP Jesus.

    • Anomaly 100 May 17th, 2014 at 7:40 pm


      • mea_mark May 17th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        My humor sometimes is very dry and biting.

        • Anomaly 100 May 17th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

          That’s why I love you.

        • fahvel May 18th, 2014 at 4:14 am

          surreal maybe but not funny – the folks over there, hanging off the right wing of the cliff have no humor attributable to them – evil aint funny. and GOP jesus is puking in his grave or on his cloud or wherever it might be.

  4. Daniel Jacobsen May 18th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Benghazi !!!!!!!!