The statement came a few hours after attorney Mark Mayfield and Richard Sager were arrested and charged in connection to Kelly going to the nursing home of Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife, Rose, to take her picture for an anti-Cochran campaign video. Both Mayfield and Sager appear to have volunteered for the McDaniel campaign, according to the Clarion-Ledger of Mississippi.
McDaniel has denied that anyone on his campaign was connected to Kelly's photographing of Rose Cochran.
McDaniel, on his website, also lists the Central Mississippi Tea Party on his bio page. Mayfield is listed as one of the Board of Directors for that organization.