Jim Geraghty wrote about the primary challenge to Mississippi senator Thad Cochran the other day. If conservative challenger Chris McDaniel is basically tied with the long-time incumbent at this point, it doesn’t bode well for the champion appropriator.
Comments like this won’t help his cause. From USA Today:
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., made a surprising admission to a local Mississippi news outlet during a Monday campaign swing: “The Tea Party is something I don’t really know a lot about,” he told WLOX.