Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli, the former Republican nominee for governor in Virginia, ticked off a list of Republican senators who he said are guilty of funding race-baiting tactics in the runoff of the Mississippi Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
It happened on Tuesday during an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, who asked Cuccinelli about a statement he gave to The Washington Examiner naming Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Bob Corker (R-TN), Rob Portman (R-OH), as guilty of supporting a super PAC that used “race-baiting tactics” to help Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) win the runoff against SCF-backed challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R).
“It seems like you were ticking off a target list for 2016 and 2018 perhaps, there’s even one on there,” Todd said before reading the quote. “What makes Roy Blunt anti-conservative?”
“That statement comes from identifying the 7 incumbent senators who funded the race-baiting tactics in Mississippi,” Cuccinelli said. “That’s what that statement was about. And about the fact that that same super PAC they funded actually supported Thad Cochran for praising his growth of welfare and attacking the conservative for essentially representing the Republican platform so— and these folks haven’t backed off of that.”
The Examiner quote only listed three but Cuccinelli said that it was based on seven senators who helped fund the super PAC.
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