Democrats Seize on Koch Brothers, Republican Opposition to Flood Insurance

Among Republicans, six-term Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi is spotlighting the flood insurance issue as he faces off against state Senator Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party- aligned candidate challenging him in a June 3 primary.

“Thad Cochran worked tirelessly to ensure Mississippi homeowners and small business owners were not hit with unfair, massive flood insurance premium increases,” Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell said in a statement. “Chris McDaniel refuses to take a position on the issue because the Washington groups bankrolling his campaign are opposed to it.”

McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch said his candidate “doesn’t support pulling the rug out from people who have been promised help, but believes we need to introduce responsible reforms to protect American taxpayers in the long run.”

Insurance Journal
4/24/14