McDaniel takes Democrat’s wisecrack about six votes seriously

A flippant comment on a Facebook page landed an Ocean Springs man in the middle of Chris McDaniel’s election challenge.

Nick Mason says he was baiting a Tea Party follower (although he has a more inflammatory name for the party adherents) when he said he was a Democrat who voted six times in the June 24 runoff.

There is some truth in that statement, he says. He is a Democrat. And he voted. Once in the primary and once in the runoff, both times for Sen. Thad Cochran.

Mason said he figures if the tea partiers don’t get their way “their hair will catch fire and there will be scorched Earth” and they’ll do something self-destructive.

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