A Mississippi State Senator running for U.S. Congress is making a strong push against the Establishment in that state’s Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Chris McDaniel (R-MS), who represents Mississippi’s 42nd District as a State Senator, is the Republican candidate who most closely resembles President Trump, according to the Mississippi Conservative Daily.
“Chris McDaniel has stood for the very same policies advocated by Donald Trump before Trump ever jumped into the race for the White House,” MCD wrote. “He’s been for tax reform, secure borders, better trade deals, draining the swamp before draining the swamp was cool, and a more prudent foreign policy, to name a few.”
McDaniel is also a well-known Tea Party supporter. He spoke at Laurel’s Tex Day Tea Party in 2009, and the Central Mississippi Tax Day Tea Party.
In true Donald Trump fashion, McDaniel has a penchant for lashing out at the political establishment.
McDaniel also brings an element of common sense to politics that drove Trump’s success during his presidential run in 2016.
McDaniel is squaring off with incumbent Roger Wicker (R-MS), a well-known subservient of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who wears the “R” next to his name loosely.
The Mississippi Conservative Daily noted in another piece that Wicker is one of the five most liberal Republicans in the Senate.
According to MCD, Wicker has voted to raise the debt ceiling 14 times, voted to extend “No Child Left Behind,” President George W. Bush’s disastrous federal government intervention into public education, voted for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Trump killed, and voted for taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
These votes are among the many atrocities committed by the so-called “conservative” Wicker.
According to Conservative Review, Wicker sports a grade of “F” and a 30% Liberty Score.
McDaniel consistently has hammered Wicker for his close ties to the Republican establishment in Washington.
McDaniel’s Twitter account further highlights his support for Trump and disdain for the Republican establishment.
Great News! @realDonaldTrump economy added 313,000 jobs in Feb. Wages are also up while the unemployment was unchanged at 4.1%. Wicker will try to claim credit but remember he has an “F” rating from Conservative Review and Heritage Action. I’ll help Trump do even better! #MSSen
— Sen. Chris McDaniel (@senatormcdaniel) March 9, 2018
— Sen. Chris McDaniel (@senatormcdaniel) March 8, 2018
Current polls show McDaniel well within striking distance with most Mississippians undecided on how they will vote in the June 5 primary.