Thursday afternoon, News 25 had the chance to speak with Senator Thad Cochran's challenger, Chris McDaniel, about his reaction to Cochran's statements on why he chose not to debate.
McDaniel says, “Look, I didn’t get in this race to sling mud at a Washington insider. That statement is arrogant and irresponsible. It just shows how disconnected he is from the people. Of course the people of Mississippi want and deserve a debate. All across this state, people are begging for dialogue on the issues, but Thad Cochran refuses to debate because he cannot defend his 42 year liberal voting record. He won’t take questions because he doesn’t have answers. On every major fight against the most liberal President in our history, he stood on the sideline and Mississippi has had no voice. Above all, he’s based his entire campaign on outrageous accusations because he has absolutely no agenda for this state’s future.”
Thursday, former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, and former Senator, Rick Santorum, both endorsed State Senator, Chris McDaniel, ahead of Tuesday's senate primary.