Mississippi Tea Partier Still Can’t Accept That He Lost
Chris McDaniel continues his attempt to overturn the results of the primary where he lost the Republican nomination for Senate to incumbent Thad Cochran.
In a brief press conference punctuated by several loud rumbles of thunder, losing Mississippi senate candidate Chris McDaniel announced that the campaign is submitting an official challenge of the June runoff election to the state Republican executive committee.
At the outset, McDaniel’s lawyer, Mitch Tyner, held up a heavy binder with a triumphant, “This is it” — the campaign’s long-promised evidence of how victory over Sen. Thad Cochran was snatched from its grasp through nefarious means…
Last week, the campaign gave a preview of its new line of reasoning. In a press release, it argued that the party’s rule 11(b) mandates that candidates be elected only with Republican votes. In other words, McDaniel’s team likely aims to prove that Cochran’s margin of victory came from Democratic votes, and therefore wasn’t a victory at all…
“We know that the conservative movement is passionate about this issue,” McDaniel said during his brief remarks. “We know the conservative movement is very angry.”
What’s Thad Cochran, a liberal? Well, many far-right Republicans think so. And that’s the problem.