Republicans Worry McDaniel Could Cost Them a Seat

He is being criticized for his 2016 comments about Trump.

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Nia Prater
March 8, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

With a slim majority, Senate Republicans are focused on “keeping out insurgent candidates they fear will jeopardize winnable races, as Roy Moore did in Alabama,” specifically state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), who is challenging Sen. Roger Wicker (R) but could switch to run in the forthcoming special election for Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R) seat.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn: “Obviously, we’re all concerned. We want to make sure people who are going to be productive and want to actually get things done are elected, but that’s the choice of the voters of Mississippi and not people like me.”

“In their push to deny him a nomination win, Republicans are going back to the same playbook they used to defeat” Rep. Mo Brooks (R) “in the Alabama Senate primary by bashing McDaniel for comments in 2016 that were critical of President Trump.” (Washington Examiner)


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