Tea Party Group Flips To Attacking ‘Liberal’ MS Dem Before Runoff

Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers discusses his winning campaign strategy of the Democratic primary for the Senate seat in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Childers is running for a seat that Republican U.S. Sen... Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers discusses his winning campaign strategy of the Democratic primary for the Senate seat in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Childers is running for a seat that Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has held for six terms. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) MORE LESS
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The U.S. Senate runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) is still weeks away but the pro-McDaniel tea party-aligned Club for Growth is already directing some fire at Democratic nominee Travis Childers.

The group released a new statement on Friday bashing former Rep. Childers (D-MS) (pictured), who is angling himself as a conservative Democrat in the race, as far too liberal.

“Cochran supporters from Washington to Jackson to Biloxi know that Travis Childers can’t win a general election in Mississippi because his record is far too liberal and he was last seen losing his seat in Congress by double-digits,” Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in the statement. “This runoff is not about who will keep the Senate seat in Republican hands. With a record like Travis Childers’, that question is not in doubt. This runoff is about what kind of Republican is in the Senate: one who will vote for bailouts, tax hikes and trillions in debt, or one who stands up for taxpayers.”

The group goes on to say that Childers “opposes repeal of Obamacare” and voted to make current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaker of the House.

“Travis Childers gave $2,000 to Massachusetts liberal John Kerry when he was running for president,” Club for Growth also warned.

Childers, as Politico noted, voted against the Affordable Care Act, defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and is against new restrictions on buying guns.

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