Sen. Cochran Only GOP Incumbent Endangered by Primary Opponent

Laurel, MS

Senator Thad Cochran will not receive the endorsement of The American Conservative Union, and is the only GOP incumbent at risk of losing his primary, according to a report in The Washington Times.

The news of Cochran’s failure to receive the ACU endorsement comes on the heels of a report detailing the six-term incumbent’s ACU Scorecard rating of 63 percent over the last five years, one of the group’s worst ratings for a Republican during the Obama presidency.

“I’m not surprised that the American Conservative Union will not endorse Senator Cochran,” said Chris McDaniel. “His votes simply are not conservative- from his votes to fund Obamacare, his numerous votes to raise the nation’s debt limit, or his votes for taxpayer-funded abortion, Senator Cochran’s 41 years in D.C. have left him out of touch withMississippi Republicans, who deserve a senator that represents their conservative values.”

“We are not going to support Thad Cochran. He has shown that in spite of being in a very red state, he has not voted as a conservative,” remarked ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.

Chris McDaniel has been endorsed by a wide array of elected officials and organizations, including Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Madison Project, Senate Conservatives Fund, and Tea Party Express.

Chris McDaniel is a Republican constitutional conservative running for United States Senate in Mississippi. He represents District 42 in the Mississippi State Senate in his second term where he fights for individual liberty, free markets and fiscal responsibility in government.