Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel

Ted Cruz Gets a Boost in Mississippi From a Tea Party Stalwart Chris McDaniel

Nick Corasanti, The New York Times

State Senator Chris McDaniel, who dragged Senator Thad Cochran into a primary runoff election last year and worried some Republican leaders that his brand of conservatism may hurt the party’s chances of winning the Senate, joined Mr. Cruz for the Mississippi leg of Mr. Cruz’s weeklong “Cruz Country” bus tour.

McDaniel wins one on Common Core

Geoff Pender, The Clarion-Ledger

“This is a major victory for conservatives,” Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel said. He said the mobilization of “various factions of the conservative movement,” including “Common Core mothers” (that would be a cool name for a band) is an example of what his new United Conservatives Fund PAC can do when it rallies the troops. “We have the organization now to do that, as a result of the 2014 Senate campaign,” McDaniel said.

Viguerie: Conservatives Should Boycott the National Republican Senatorial Committee

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

In the wake of the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s announcement that, after incumbent Senator Thad Cochran finished second in the Mississippi Republican primary, the NRSC is “all in for Thad” in the June 24 runoff ConservativeHQ.com Chairman and author Richard A. Viguerie is calling for a boycott of the Republican Party’s senate campaign committee. SIGN AND SHARE OUR 'BOYCOTT THE NRSC' PETITION NOW!

Thad Cochran’s Groundhog Day Problem

Mississippi's establishment Republican Senator Thad Cochran is stuck in a time warp where the Tea Party movement never came into being and the federal government's cycle of pork barrel spending, deficit and debt will continue as long as he's re-elected.

Is Chris McDaniel the TeaParty's Next Favorite Primary Challenger?

Jim Geraghty, National Review

Chris McDaniel says he’s willing to draw a hard line on pork, consider entitlement reform, and doesn't think Mitch McConnell should be the Senate's GOP leader.

TeaParty's McDaniel Blasts GOP-E's Thad Cochran

John Gizzi, NewsMax

"I am running primarily because of [Sen. Thad Cochran’s] inability to follow constitutional constraints, on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said, citing Cochran's vote last year to re-open the gov't and funding Obamacare.

Cochran to Face Toughest Election Yet

Emily Schultheis, Politico

Estab. Repub. Veteran Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.) announced that he would seek a 7th term. It could be his toughest race yet. Cochran, 76, has the support of many of his state’s Repub.

Conservatives Lining Up Behind Chris McDaniel In Mississippi

Chris McDaniel, whom The Club for Growth described as “a constitutional conservative with backbone,” has now garnered two important endorsements and is doing a great job defining himself as the conservative alternative to 40-year incumbent establishment Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

Conservs. Back McConnell Rival

Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, announced that it will support Matt Bevin’s primary battle against Mitch McConnell and Miss. state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s primary challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran.

More Tea Party Challengers Step Up

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Tea partyers and conservative groups signaled they believe they didn’t lose, but rather were sabotaged from within by weak Repubs — and took the first steps to oust one of them. Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced he would challenge U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary next year.