With the announcement of Senator Thad Cochran’s retirement coming April, 1st, this has has left supporters of Senator Chris McDaniel wondering what the next move will be for him. There is no denying that more options have presented them self now. After the announcement of Senator Cochran’s retirement, Sen. McDaniel had the following to say:
I wish Senator Cochran nothing but the best in his retirement and thank him for his service to Mississippi in the United States Senate.
Given Senator Cochran’s retirement, I will continue to monitor developments regarding his replacement and the Special Election that will follow.
What is important is that Mississippi now has the unique opportunity to send two conservatives to the US Senate to help President Trump get his ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda passed. If Mississippi won’t send conservatives to the United States Senate, who will?
While it is certain that Mississippi will have two US Senate races this year, I am currently focused on my campaign against Roger Wicker, but all options remain on the table as we determine the best way to ensure that Mississippi elects conservatives to the United States Senate.
Within 10 days of Senator Cochran’s retirement, Governor Bryant will have to make an appointment to the fill the vacated seat in the US Senate. A special election for this seat, will then take place on November 6th to elect the person that will then serve the remainder of the term, throughout 2020.
I don’t want to speculate about who the governor will fill this vacated senate seat with. However, here’s my thoughts on who The Governor should fill the vacated seat with. I personally feel like Governor Bryant should appoint Senator Chris McDaniel. There is no denying there is a major split within the MSGOP. The conservative/liberty faction against the establishment/more moderate faction. If Governor Bryant were to appoint Sen. McDaniel to this seat, it would cut out an ugly primary, and cut down on dividing the MSGOP even further. This would then give the MSGOP more energy and resources to fight with in the general election. Also, many McDaniel supporters, including myself, feel that Sen. McDaniel was robbed of the 2014 election by the dirty tactics used against him in the 2014 Republican Primary, and this could be a way to help right that wrong. I think it would also be a great opportunity to help unite our extremely divided state party.
No matter who Governor Bryant chooses to appoint, there is no doubt that the 2018 campaign season just became much more interesting in Mississippi. Every seat in the US House of Representatives and US Senate from Mississippi will be up for election come November 6th. It is very important for conservatives and individuals that believe in the principles of liberty to make sure we take advantage of this situation and elect individuals that believe in limited government, the constitution and liberty. It’s up to those of us within the grassroots movement in Mississippi to help make sure this happens.