Today Tea Party Express announced their support of the McDaniel Challenge to the June 24 runoff election in Mississippi.
Read the press release below.
Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is supporting Senator Chris McDaniel’s legal challenge and is calling on the Mississippi Republican Party Executive Committee to declare McDaniel the winner of the June 24th U.S. Senate Primary Run-Off Election.
Tea Party Express’ Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “After carefully reviewing Senator Chris McDaniel’s legal challenge documents, it is clear that what we’ve been feeling all along is true: Mississippi Republicans were robbed of the legitimate winner of their party’s nomination. Our Constitutional Republic is built upon free and fair elections, and what happened on the June 24th Primary was neither fair nor legal.
“Unlike some of the expedient political operatives who believe that winning is the only thing that matters, even if it is an illegitimate and illegal victory, Republicans should know better. It is time for the Mississippi Republican Party to stand up for a fair election despite their predisposition to support the incumbent.
“Senator Chris McDaniel understands that truth and integrity matter, and we applaud his efforts to get a proper accounting of the voting intention of Mississippi primary run-off voters. That accounting clearly indicates that McDaniel was the victor on Election Night. We will continue to support him unequivocally in his pursuit to honor the voters of Mississippi.
“It is time for party bosses to release their self-serving grip on power and declare Senator Chris McDaniel the rightful U.S. Senate nominee for the Mississippi Republican Party,” Russo concluded.