The Chris McDaniel campaign sent a fundraising email with the subject line “we just beat Eric Cantor” in the wake of the David Brat win in Virginia last night.

Here’s the email:

“Subject: we just beat Eric Cantor

Now is the time to return to our founding principles.

Dear Supporter,

Tonight, conservative Dave Brat won a stunning upset up in Virginia, unseating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Help us pull off another stunner in Mississippi.

What does that have to do with the senate race in Mississippi? I’ll tell you:

It’s one more example of what can happen when true conservatives band together and demand better from Washington.

Career politicians in Washington think they own their seats and that they are untouchable.

The fact is, rumors of the tea party’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. We proved that last week when we got more votes than Sen. Cochran, and with your help we can prove it again on June 24.

Here’s the thing: we have to raise about $50,000 from grassroots conservatives like you in order to keep up with the huge spending going on from the lobbyists and insiders supporting Sen. Cochran.

It’s this simple: if we don’t raise this money from conservatives around Mississippi and America, we won’t be able to outmatch Sen. Cochran during GOTV. Will you help right now with a contribution of $50 or more?

Sen. Cochran can’t win with Republican votes alone, so he’s recruiting Democrats to help him out. Help us shut him down once and for all and send a message to Washington that we aren’t messing around.

Thanks for your continued support.


Chris McDaniel