Senate race kicks off at Neshoba County Fair

“I’m running on my own and trying to do what’s best for Mississippi,” said Cochran. “I can’t get sidetracked with a lot of partisan political bickering, and I’m not up to that. I don’t want to be a part of it.”

But McDaniel supporters will still have the opportunity to vote in November, so whose side will they choose? Childers didn’t expand on any strategy to get voters, but his speech did appeal to the Tea Party crowd.

“When the Tea Party says we cannot sustain a 17 trillion dollar debt, they’re right,” said Childers to a welcomed applause.