Skip to comments.Who’s Chris McDaniel? Who Cares? (The unknown challenger in Mississippi is preferable...)
Posted on 06/03/2014 5:17:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
uch has been made of the battle between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party in the 2014 primary election cycle, particularly the GOP primary campaigns for the Senate races in North Carolina and Nebraska.
That battle may be coming to a climax this week in Mississippi, where attorney and two-term state senator Chris McDaniel is riding endorsements from Tea Party groups like the Club For Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund, Citizens United, and Tea Party Express into a primary showdown with Thad Cochran, that states senior hes been in office forty-one years U.S. senator.
McDaniel offers some credentials to Mississippi voters. Law enforcement groups like the Mississippi Law Enforcement Association and the Mississippi Highway Patrol named him Legislator of the Year during his time in the state senate. Hes spearheaded a class action suit challenging the constitutionality of the Obamacare individual mandate. And his conservative radio talk show was broadcast nationwide on the ABC Radio Network. McDaniel is young (hes 41), well-spoken, attractive, married to a former Miss Mississippi, and unabashedly conservative he co-founded and chairs the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition.
But as a Senate candidate, McDaniels campaign has a fledgling quality to it. As of the May 14 reporting deadline, McDaniel had raised $1.27 million and spent all but $238,000 of it, compared to Cochrans $3.67 million raised and $3.48 million spent. And three of his supporters now face jail time for an uncommonly stupid conspiracy to illegally film Cochrans wife in her bed at a Mississippi nursing home.
But why would McDaniel allies want to take pictures of Rose Cochran in the nursing home where shes lived for the past thirteen years? Perhaps because Cochran lives with another woman in Washington, D.C.
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Good article, but bad title. This article is full of information about 'Who Is tHad "Enough?" Cochran'. And it is embarrassing.
It could just as well read: "McDaniel had raised $1.27 million and spent $1.02 million, compared to Cochran's $3.67 raised and spent all but $190,000."
This to feed the narrative that McDaniel's campaign is fledgling. Really?
This article is the best summation that I have seen. Thad Cochran has been a pay to play guy for years and anyone who isn’t a major shareholder of Ingalls or chief of an Indian tribe is being used.
I have a lifelong friend who is a lifelong Democrat in Jackson. He is promoting Thad on his Facebook page and is incredulous that anyone would vote against such a distinguished and respected senator who has brought so many federal dollars to the state. When I say this friend is a lifelong Dem, I mean it. When we were in fifth or sixth grade, we had a presidential debate in front of our classmates. This friend and a few others who remain liberals to this day supported Carter. And then there were the baptists who supported Reagan. (One exception of the Baptists who was and still is a democrat)
I have another friend who is a Republican, and she is supporting Thad. I am thinking she knows Thad’s daughter. Anywho, most of my MS friends do not talk politics.
Anywho, most of my MS friends do not talk politics.
That might be a good thing.
“Anywho, most of my MS friends do not talk politics.”
Most of mine do, they are voting for Senator McDaniel.
Last week Senator Wicker spoke to our local Republican Club. I had hoped it would be about today’s issues and how he would stand with Conservatives and help stop or undo what Obama and his minions are doing and have done to our country but as I suspected it was a rally for Senator Cochran. When he delivered the applause lines only a quarter of the group applauded, they were those working in Cochran’s behalf, including the high school campaign workers and those with Senator Wicker. Most in attendance didn’t respond to the “applause lines”. The last poll I saw showed a 46% tie. With the McDaniel supporters cranked up and pissed off I believe McDaniel will carry Desoto County and win. Of course I’ve been wrong before, possibly it’s because of who I associate with. I hope Senator Wicker is in the same position as Thad at this point in his next primary, tied in the polls to a REAL Conservative with a fired up base of support.