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October 23, 2013


GOP Senate Candidate Addressed Neo-Confederate Group

Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R), who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in a GOP primary, addressed a neo-Confederate conference and costume ball last summer, Mother Jones reports.

"The tea party-backed Mississippi Senate candidate addressed a neo-Confederate conference and costume ball hosted by a group that promotes the work of present-day secessionists and contends the wrong side won the 'war of southern independence.'"

"After announcing his run last week, McDaniel quickly picked up endorsements from the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a prominent backer of the tea party. Both groups are key players in the internal GOP battle between establishment-minded Republicans and tea party insurgents and are backing right-wing challenges to incumbent Republicans whom they deem insufficiently conservative."












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