Club For Growth: McDaniel Needs To Decide ‘How Far He Pursues This’


Chris Chocola, the president of the Club for Growth, isn’t completely sold on Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) waging some kind of lawsuit to fight the results of the runoff for the Republican primary for U.S. Senate (which Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) won).

“McDaniel is going to have to make a decision at some point in how far he pursues this,” Chocola said Tuesday in a meeting with staff of The Wall Street Journal. “If there’s clearly evidence of wrongdoing, that there were ballot integrity issues I suppose it would be appropriate for him to pursue those, but it would have to be clear. I don’t know that they’re clear at this point.”

The Club for Growth was one of the major outside groups backing McDaniel’s candidacy against Cochran. But after the runoff Club for Growth in no uncertain terms called it a day and conceded that the race was over.

Since the runoff McDaniel has been trying to gather evidence to overturn the runoff results and initiate a new election. McDaniel argues that he is the real Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Mississippi and Cochran only won the runoff by getting Democrats to vote for him.

Chocola said he hasn’t talked to McDaniel since the runoff.

“The aftermath is not our business or expertise,” Chocola said.

(H/t: Y’all Politics)