Conservative Groups Align Against MS’s Cochran, Endorse Tea Party Challenger   1 comment

Normally I wouldn’t care much about seeing a Republican senator getting primaried by the Tealiban wing of the GOP but given the clown car antics of the far-right, this did catch my eye

A trio of conservative groups announced Thursday they will back Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), who is running for the seat held by Sen. Thad Cochran (R).

The Club For Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project each announced endorsements.

“Chris McDaniel is a constitutional conservative who will fight to stop Obamacare, balance the budget, and get America working again,” said Senate Conservatives Fund executive director Matt Hoskins.

Added Club For Growth President Chris Chocola: “Senator Chris McDaniel represents the next generation of conservative leadership that Mississippi Republicans are waiting for.”

Cochran has not yet definitively said whether he will run for reelection.(Washington Post)

Given the Magnolia State’s deep-red tinge at present, odds are the GOP primary will likely be the election that determines who represents the state in the Senate come 2015; even so, there are a few Mississippi Dems’ who could make a go at the seat…

  • current Atty.Gen. Jim Hood
  • former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove
  • Clarksville Mayor Bill Luckett
  • MS Public Svc. Cmsn. member Brandon Presley
  • former Rep. Gene Taylor
  • former Rep. Travis Childers

While most of the ones listed above are Blue Dog ConservaDems, in a state like Mississippi that’s about the only ones’ you’ll find that could make a decent go at the seat; my favorites among them are AG Hood and former Rep. Childers. In Hood’s case, he’s at present the lone Democrat in a statewide Mississippi office, which means voters from Tupelo to Biloxi have seen him and actually supported him for elected office. In Childers’ case, he was the former member for Mississippi’s 1st District, elected in a 2008 special election and then carried to a full term in 2008, so he’s got electability on his seat.

Now, don’t get me wrong here; Mississippi would be an incredibly tough stretch for the Dems’ given the 2014 Senate map at present but if any of those Dems’ listed above can make it a halfway competitive race, that could help bolster Democratic efforts in other states.


Posted October 18, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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