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February 12, 2016

Club for Growth Boosts Senate GOP Primary Challenger on TV

The Club for Growth will hit the Mississippi television airwaves Tuesday to boost a GOP primary challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran.

The conservative group’s ad — which comes from its political action arm — declines to mention Cochran, who has not yet announced whether he is seeking re-election. Instead, it introduces his challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, to the state and sells him as “the new strong, conservative leader Mississippi needs in the U.S. Senate.”

McDaniel announced his candidacy on Oct. 17, making him the latest Republican to take on an incumbent senator in a primary. The club and other conservative outside groups immediately endorsed McDaniel, and they are wasting no time in offering financial assistance ahead of the June 3 primary.

Airing on broadcast and cable, a club spokesman characterized the buy — made through the group’s political action entity — as “substantial, statewide and in multiple markets.” He added that it was six-figures.

The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Cecil

    Will he fight for Mississippians to have lower costs of Flood Insurance? I doubt it, he will probably support Pat Toomey.

  • Pragmatic Conservative

    Club For Growth – Doing everything possible to keep Democrats in control in Washington, DC. Thanks for nothing.

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