With the success we have experienced, Thad Cochran and his team – along with those who want to keep the status quo in Washington – are getting increasingly desperate. They see the poll numbers, they feel the momentum of our campaign, and they witness the support we are receiving from thousands of citizens across the state. And when they realize how strongly the people of Mississippi want a Senator who is committed to real reform and a positive agenda – they know they are in big trouble.
As a loyal supporter, I want you to understand the current conflict and be prepared for the attacks that are coming. Personal, false, and distorted attacks will continue to be thrown in desperation, trying to distract and scare voters in order slow our momentum and hurt our cause. We have had 5 years of Chicago-style politics from the Obama administration, and Mississippians know better – and frankly deserve better – from those who seek office.
We have entered the final phase of our race and there are a host of distractions and distortions being laid out by our opponent.
What you need to know
• My campaign had nothing to do with that video – period.
• Blogger’s attorney: “Clayton Kelly’s actions were NOT part of any conspiracy.”
• John Mary’s attorney: “My client has no connection with the McDaniel campaign.”
• District Attorney Michael Guest “doesn’t believe anyone with the McDaniel campaign is involved.”
I am appalled by that act, as are the people of Mississippi. That’s the bottom line, and that’s where it should end. But since Thad Cochran can’t run on ideas, solutions and an agenda for Mississippians, he’s going to try and keep this going. That’s fine. After 42 long years in the Senate, it’s unfortunate that Thad Cochran’s campaign is focusing on an awful blogger who did an awful thing. That should tell you something.
My campaign is going to be about Mississippi and the problems facing Mississippians at the gas pump, the grocery store, when they get their pay checks, when they pay their health insurance, and how to put their kids through school. I am focused on real proposals and a positive agenda to ensure the people of Mississippi can continue to thrive and succeed.
What you Need to Remember
• Thad Cochran is pushing this “scandal” because he doesn’t have solutions to Mississippians’ problems.
• Thad’s is making accusations because he doesn’t have solutions.
• Thad has a wild conspiracy theory because he’s never had an agenda for the American people.
I didn’t get in this race to get down in the mud with a Washington insider who can’t defend his record. I got into this race to change the way Washington works. And that’s what I’m going to talk about for the next 10 days.
So as you listen to Thad Cochran and his Washington D.C. allies in the coming days, remember – desperate is what desperate does.
What This Campaign Is About
I’m running this race to change D.C. Here’s what that looks like:
While Thad Cochran voted to fund Obamacare and then gave up fighting against it, I will do everything I can to repeal Obamacare like I did in Mississippi.
While Thad Cochran is rated as the “King of Pork” for all his earmark spending, I will fight to reduce spending.
And while Thad Cochran has voted for amnesty, against funding the border fence, and remains silent on allowing Obama’s Dreamers to join the military, I’ll fight to fund the completion of the border fence and I’ll stand up to Obama’s plan to use our military to grant illegals citizenship.
What You Need to Do
Our campaign has always been about our positive message and the principles that make Mississippi and America great. When these attacks come – and they will continue to come – I encourage you to stay positive. We must take the high road. We don’t need heated arguments and negativity. We need to stick to our principles and the positive agenda that has given us momentum and put us in a position to win.
Remind your neighbors and friends that when they hear the status-quo establishment folks throw every negative attack ad they can conjure up against me – they need to check the real facts. If what they are hearing on TV doesn’t ring true – it is because it isn’t true. And while Thad Cochran is following the Barack Obama playbook – I will continue to lead, adding Mississippi’s voice to the true reformers in the United States Senate.
Thank you again for your incredible support. There is much to do in the days ahead. Let’s keep working and make our vision for a better America a reality.
All the best,