Chris McDaniel Changes Plans, Switches Senate Race

Mc Daniel announces run for retiring Cochran’s senate seat	 	 	 			Chris Mc Daniel and Sen. Thad Cochran

Mc Daniel announces run for retiring Cochran’s senate seat Chris Mc Daniel and Sen. Thad Cochran

Cochran's early retirement opens a new opportunity.

The Central Mississippi Tea Party hosted a press conference at the Capital Wednesday to announce they're support of Sen.

Wednesday, state Senator Chris McDaniel has announced he is backing out of challenging Roger Wicker and will now run for Senator Thad Cochran's soon-to-be-open Senate seat in the November special election. Chris McDaniel in the U.S. Senate race.

The governor is mandated by law to appoint a replacement for Cochran within 10 days of receiving notice from the U.S. Senate of his resignation. He also indicated he did not intend to appoint himself.

Mr. McDaniel, a former state senator, last month unrolled his primary bid against Mr. Wicker-a week before Mr. Cochran announced he would be resigning April 1 due to poor health after more than four decades in Congress.

The open seat is the same seat McDaniel competed for in the 2014 Republican primary where he received the most votes with 49.5 percent of the total.

McDaniel says that he's listening to the people and feels an open seat is the best path to win an election to the United States Senate.

McDaniel accused U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to hand-pick the next senator from the state. "I understand why. It's because they know that I won't be answering to them; I'll be answering to the voters of MS and putting MS first". On the Democratic side, state Reps. David Baria of Bay St. Louis and Omeria Scott of Laurel, and Howard Sherman of Meridian, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and husband of actress Sela Ward, have qualified to run for the Wicker seat.

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