Meet the Candidate: Chris McDaniel

With the general elections quickly approaching, the Harrison County Republican Women are making sure the community is informed before casting their votes. Tonight, the group held a political forum introducing one of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the November election.

Harrison County Republican Women President Penny Payne said, “We have two strong conservative candidates that are running. We would like for everyone to come out and meet them, see what they’re all about, and then make their decisions.”

Republican Chris McDaniel, running for Thad Cochran’s U.S. Senate seat in the November general election was the featured guest on the first event of the two part political forum ‘meet the candidates.’ “First things first, Washington is broken. It’s dysfunctional and it has to be challenged in every level.”

Closing the border, tax relief across the board, balancing the budget for future generations, and regulatory reform were some of the main points McDaniel highlighted during the forum. “It’s about empowering Mississippians. It’s about making sure we have the jobs necessary to be a state that can be proud again of its economic development.”

McDaniel will be facing Cindy Hyde-Smith. Republican Senator Hyde-Smith will be the guest speaker on the second part of the ‘meet the candidates’ forum set to take place on Thursday. “We have a Republican president and for him to get his job done, we need conservatives in office,” said Payne.

But McDaniel believes it will take a special kind of conservative to bring about change in the U.S. Senate. “We’ve been doing it the same old way for 100 years and its cut us dead last, the same politicians, the same families, the same appointments. What we are suggesting is trying something different for a change. Mississippi can be better. We can improve, but not if we keep sending the same people to Washington, D.C.”

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