The GOP Senate campaign committee illegally funneled funds on behalf of Sen. Thad Cochran, two operatives say. In an ugly, barren press conference, they demanded a new election.
There’s “no proof that this theory is true but no proof that it is not true” either.
After months of a bizarre racially charged campaign featuring a nursing home break-in, an anarchic conference call, Tea Partiers locked in a county courthouse on Election Night, and accusations of senility, the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is now supposed to turn on circumstantial evidence of Federal Election Commission violations.
In a press conference held at an Alexandria, Virginia, office building by the controversial independent journalist Charles C. Johnson and New Jersey-based political consultant Rick Shaftan, the conservative supporters of McDaniel made one last attempt to try to overturn the results of the June 24 runoff primary before a half-dozen onlookers.