Campaign Manager Suggests It’s Better To Vote For Dem Than Write-In McDaniel

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R-Ms), speaks to a gathering at FreePAC Kentucky, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s (R) campaign manager suggested that voters back former Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS), the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in the state, as a protest vote against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).

McDaniel’s campaign manager, state Sen. Melanie Sojourner (R), made the suggestion in a Facebook comment on Wednesday.

Here is Sojourner’s post:

If you write Chris in then you ARE voting for Thad! MS law does not allow for a write in candidate. Those who do will only have their vote tossed out. Their is only one vote you can cast in an effort to defeat Thad…. only one. Everything else is in fact a vote supporting him.

Though she doesn’t explicitly back voting for Childers, only three names will appear on the ballot in Mississippi for U.S. Senator: Childers, Cochran, and a Reform party candidate named Shawn O’Hara, according to a sample ballot on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website.

The call by Sojourner came the same day that McDaniel said he would announce his decision on whether a judge’s recent dismissal of his lawsuit against the results of the runoff election of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate (which Cochran won).

RealClearPolitics lists the Mississippi Senate race as likely to stay in GOP hands.

(H/t: Y’all Politics)

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  1. Avatar for meri meri says:

    “Their is only one vote”

    Apparently teabagger editing is right up there with TPM’s.

  2. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    OK so the message from:
    McDaniel’s campaign manager, state Sen. Melanie Sojourner ®

    can pretty much be viewed as:
    Vote for - Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS),
    the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate

  3. Even I saw this ridiculousness coming!

  4. This is what happens when scorched earth politics become popular.

  5. Maybe McDaniel can endorse Childers with his remaining campaign cash for the GOTV effort.

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