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McDaniel Now Says He Only Attended One Neo-Confederate Event

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But earlier in the week McDaniel told Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger that he actually was not at the event because he was at a conference for the American Legislative Exchange Council in Chicago at the time. A spokesman also told the Clarion-Ledger that McDaniel was not at the Sons of Confederate Veterans event because he missed a flight out of Chicago.

Even if McDaniel did miss the Sons of Confederate Veterans Conference he did deliver a speech at a June 22 event the group also hosted and Mother Jones originally reported. A spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans confirmed McDaniel was at that event.