Sen. Michael Watson of Pascagoula on McDaniel: “It’s Chris’ time now”

State Sen. Michael Watson, elected alongside McDaniel in 2007, said his friend and ally in the Mississippi Statehouse offers the state something new, just as Cochran did in 1978 when he became the first Republican elected to statewide office since Reconstruction.

“Chris has a vision for this country, and he inspires people when he offers it,” Watson said. “Mississippi loves its incumbents, but we also love to elect young, energetic senators.

“It’s Chris’ time now.”