Tea Party’s McDaniel, Ernst, & Daines Triumphant in Senate Primaries

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, congratulates State Senator Chris McDaniel for successfully forcing 42-year incumbent Senator Thad Cochran into a runoff election. The organization is also celebrating the victories of Joni Ernst and Congressman Steve Daines.

Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “Senator Chris McDaniel delivered a bold conservative vision to the voters of Mississippi and the result was an unstoppable grassroots insurgency that forced a runoff and will prevail on June 24th. We’ve seen this time and time again- voters want leadership and they want solutions, and that’s why Senator McDaniel edged Cochran in tonight’s primary. The work is not over for Tea Party activists in Mississippi and across the country, but we will win when all is said and done.

“Chris McDaniel is not the only candidate that had a successful night due to a strong, unapologetically conservative message. Tea Party-backed Joni Ernst (IA) and Steve Daines (MT) were also victorious in their primary. Both the Des Moines Register poll and the Tea Party Express poll showed that Ernst was head-and-shoulders above the pack with self-identified Tea Party activists, propelling her to a big victory tonight. Steve Daines, who was elected during the 2010 Tea Party wave, has been a champion of liberty in Congress and is bringing that same leadership to his campaign for the Senate,” Budowich concluded.

Tea Party Express held 2 press conferences with Chris McDaniel and the organization’s “Fighting for Liberty” national bus tour held two rallies in Mississippi with McDaniel prior to the primary.