Many Mississippi Republican emphasized their support for Cochran to seek a seventh term, underscoring his valuable seniority. They are not happy with McDaniel’s interest in ousting him.
“I think he will get his head handed to him, and that will be what he deserves,” Republican lobbyist Henry Barbour said of McDaniel’s potential Senate run in this week’s edition of Farm Team. “[But] it’s a free country.”
McDaniel said that Barbour may be right, but that sentiment would not factor into his decision-making.
“I respect his opinion, but it’s the people’s seat,” McDaniel said. “And if the people speak loud enough, there’s nothing he or anyone else can do.”