State of Mississippi Archives: on Principles & Values


Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups

A trio of outside groups endorsed a Mississippi Republican state legislator's primary challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran. Club for Growth PAC, the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project PAC all offered support for State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who has tied himself closely with tea party groups and announced his bid earlier in the day.

The endorsing groups stressed that McDaniel has proven his right-wing bona fides. "Chris McDaniel is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties," the Senate Conservatives Fund executive director said.

Cochran , mingled with about 70 donors at a reception this week at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters. He suggested this summer that it might take months before he shares his plans. Asked about the attacks, Cochran's spokesman emailed: "Senator Cochran has indicated that he will determine his plans regarding the 2014 election cycle later this year."

Source: Politico.com on 2014 Mississippi Senate debate Oct 17, 2013

Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement

A trio of outside groups endorsed a Mississippi Republican state legislator's primary challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran. Club for Growth PAC, the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project PAC all offered support for State Sen. Chris McDaniel, 41, who has tied himself closely with tea party groups and announced his bid earlier in the day.

Cochran, 75, has not said whether he will run for a seventh term next year. He has picked up his fundraising some. Cochran, who won his seat in 1978, mingled with about 70 donors at a reception this week at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters, and a source in the room said he "seemed like he was running." He suggested this summer that it might take months before he shares his plans. Asked about the attacks, Cochran's spokesman emailed: "Senator Cochran has indicated that he will determine his plans regarding the 2014 election cycle later this year."

Source: Politico.com on 2014 Mississippi Senate debate Oct 17, 2013

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