Monuments, lawsuits and McDaniel’s future

McDaniel eyes state office

In my last column, I questioned whether state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s star had faded, or political momentum died, and whether (and why) he had waited too long since his near toppling of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in 2014 to make a move for higher office….

….I also talked briefly to McDaniel, who dropped this on me: He’s considering a run for lieutenant governor.

“All options are on the table, but as of today, lieutenant governor and U.S. Senate are the races we’re looking at closely,” McDaniel said.

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