“As to the 2016 primary challenge against Steven Palazzo, thank you for believing in me,” McDaniel wrote in a post that appeared on the Mississippi Conservative Daily website. “I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support.
“However, I already have previous commitments to Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign as his state chairman, the Mississippi Senate and various other projects I cannot yet report. With a young family, successful law practice and an incredibly stressful and busy political career, my primary focus must remain on what is best for the overall conservative movement and the people of Mississippi. At this time, the conservative movement is better served if I do not mount a challenge for U.S. Congress.”