Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised to “crush them everywhere” but Tea Party candidates are still winning elections. Despite the establishment GOP’s recent claims of victory over the Tea Party, both West Virginia and Nebraska elected Tea Party candidates on Tuesday.
Breitbart reports that the focus will now turn to Mississippi’s June 3rd primary where Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel is in a dead heat with 36-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.
McDaniel has used Cochran’s long tenure in the U.S. Senate to draw contrasts with his opponent. In the Sun Herald, McDaniel says he does not want to represent Mississippi simply to get along but to fix Washington, DC. And that can only happen with new leadership that knows they work for the people and then fights to create a more responsive government.
And McDaniel vows to fight. He says he will fight Obamacare, the federal debt, party politics and the political aristocracy, and the national dependence on federal spending.
For more information:
- Breitbart: Tea Party Roars Back, All Eyes Now Turn to Mississippi.
- Sun Herald: McDaniel promises to fight in Senate for the people of Mississippi, not political aristocracy
- NPR: In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution
- NPR: In GOP Primaries, Establishment has Kept the Tea Part Quiet