It’s not too often that a new conservative candidate surges to a near-tie with a 35-year incumbent in a Senate race. But Chris McDaniel, who we were proud to endorse last month, is nipping at the heels of Thad Cochran, and is leading other potential candidates in the event that Cochran retires. Here are the topline numbers from Politico:
There’s still no official word on whether Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran will retire, but a poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling suggests he’d have a real fight on his hands if he decides to stay in the race. In a two-way race against Chris McDaniel, Cochran would have just a 6-point lead, 44 percent to 38 percent. When asked if they want to vote for Cochran or “someone more conservative,” 55 percent of GOP primary voters chose the generic more conservative option. If Cochran retires, McDaniel would lead primary voters’ list of ideal candidates to replace him: he takes 25 percent, compared with 23 percent for Delbert Hosemann, 15 percent for Gregg Harper, 13 percent for Steve Palazzo, 8 percent for Alan Nunnelee, 5 percent for Stacey Pickering and 3 percent for Tate Reeves.
As we’ve noted before, the GOP Conference in the senate is completely broken. Anyone who doesn’t enter the senate with that mindset is bound to become part of the cesspool. Chris McDaniel is the only candidate committed to changing the status quo of the failed GOP establishment. You can listen to our radio ad here:
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