McDaniel Cancels Editorial Meeting With Paper That Broke Nursing Home Break-In Story


Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) canceled a meeting with the Clarion-Ledger editorial board of Jackson, Mississippi on Monday within an hour of the paper’s announcement that they would be posting live updates about the meeting.

The Clarion-Ledger tweeted that McDaniel canceled the meeting on Monday. Sam Hall, an editor for the Clarion-Ledger, tweeted that McDaniel’s campaign canceled the meeting because of a “scheduling snafu.”

Over the weekend the Clarion-Ledger broke the news that a pro-McDaniel blogger had been arrested for allegedly breaking into the nursing home of Rose Cochran, the wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who McDaniel is challenging in the Republican primary. Since then McDaniel’s campaign has given conflicting statements about how much knowledge they had about the blogger, Clayton Kelly, and his arrest.