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McDaniel Announces Candidacy for US Senate

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"Run Chris Run, Run Chris Run."

That was the chant of the crowd at the Ellisville Courthouse today just before Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel announced, "We're running alright."

He officially announced his candidacy for United States Senate.

McDaniel, who is representing Mississippi's 42nd district for the second term, says his main priority as a leader is to restore the Constitution.

"Liberty is too important to let go, and that Constitution is the pathway," McDaniel said.

He said his children, 6-year-old Cambridge and 2-year-old Chamberlain, deserve better.

"I will not tell my boys one day about a once-proud republic that we were unable to save. I will not tell them that a time of crisis their daddy didn't stand," McDaniel said.

He mentioned the compromise Congress came to Wednesday night.

"It's interesting that every compromise Conservatives reach, the Liberals always win," McDaniel said.  "That's not compromise. That's called surrender."

Mcdaniel supporters say current representatives let them down.

"This is the last betrayal," Brandon resident Roy Nicholson said.  "We're absolutely disgusted with it. We want new leadership that'll stand up and fight for us and represent our voices up there, so we're very excited that a man like Chris McDaniel is willing to make the sacrifice and absorb the cost and al the burden that it's going to take to beat Thad Cochran and remove him from that seat."

McDaniel said he has grown up admiring and respecting Cochran but notes it's time for change.

"He's been up there as long as I've been alive, and that's a considerable length of time," McDaniel said.

He listed his goals if elected to the seat.

"We're going to fight for the Constitution," McDaniel said.  "We're going to fight to eliminate that debt once and for all, and we're going to put a stake through Obamacare's heart."

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