Matthew Boyle

Matthew Boyle is an investigative journalist for Breitbart News Network based in Washington, D.C. From early 2010 through late 2012, he worked at The Daily Caller. Originally from Massachusetts, Boyle has lived in Idaho, Minnesota and Florida before moving to D.C. He’s a graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.

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Chris McDaniel Rushes to Review Ballots from Tuesday's Election

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel is projecting confidence about his campaign's review of ballots cast in a runoff election he narrowly lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran Tuesday ahead of a planned legal challenge to the election results. Jun 27, 2014 10:14 AM PT

Chris McDaniel to Challenge Election Results

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — State Sen. Chris McDaniel will challenge the results of the Tuesday runoff election where 41-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won by about 6,400 votes, he announced to a room of supporters here at his victory party at the Hattiesburg Convention Center late Tuesday evening. Jun 24, 2014 11:44 PM PT

Cochran Wins, But McDaniel Camp Eying Legal Challenges

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) survived the most intense challenge he’s ever faced in his 41-year political career, winning a runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel as the final ballots are counted. Jun 24, 2014 8:11 PM PT

Cochran Campaign Staffer Arrested For Stealing Campaign Signs

BILOXI, Mississippi — A key staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) re-election campaign was fired after he was arrested and accused by police of stealing campaign signs for Cochran's primary opponent, state senator Chris McDaniel. Jun 23, 2014 6:54 AM PT

McCain Unable To Attend Cochran Rally

BILOXI, Mississippi — Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was scheduled to appear at a campaign event at the airport here in south Mississippi for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) on Sunday evening, but wasn't able to attend. Jun 22, 2014 7:49 PM PT

Thad Cochran Enjoys Long and Profitable Relationship with Trustmark Bank

JACKSON, Mississippi — When a super PAC supporting Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) came under scrutiny for receiving what appeared to be an unsecured loan for $250,000, the bank that issued the loan came to Cochran's rescue, publishing a high-profile letter clearing the super PAC, Mississippi Conservatives. Jun 22, 2014 5:52 PM PT

Poll: McDaniel Takes 8-Point Lead over Cochran Days from Election

PEARL, Mississippi — A new poll shows that state Sen. Chris McDaniel has surged even further ahead in the final days of his GOP primary runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), in what’s become one of the most epic bouts to date between grassroots conservatives and the GOP establishment. Jun 21, 2014 12:31 PM PT

Questions Mount About Effort to Drive Democrat Votes for Cochran

CLEVELAND, Mississippi — “I still think the slaves should get their 40 acres and a mule,” LeeRoy Carter, a black preacher who’s working to get out the vote among black Democrats for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) for the GOP primary runoff, told Breitbart News on Thursday. “I still think it, honest to God I do. Because we haven’t gotten it.” Jun 21, 2014 9:06 AM PT

Threats, Bribes, and the KKK: The Most Insane Story of the MS Senate Race

When a top Mississippi Democrat accused Lane “L.C.” Murray in a Facebook post of using shady tactics to help Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Murray purportedly left a threatening voicemail to a Republican state senator who posted about the matter on Twitter. But in a phone interview, Murray, who was formerly a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan, says he actually supports Cochran's challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, and isn't backing Cochran at all. Jun 20, 2014 4:39 PM PT

In Abrupt Shift, Mississippi Gov. Bryant Comes Out Against Common Core

MADISON, Mississippi — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant came out in ardent opposition to Common Core education standards on Thursday, a signal of the immense grassroots pressure in the state, as State Sen. Chris McDaniel and incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) battle to win the GOP primary runoff on Tuesday. Jun 20, 2014 11:20 AM PT

Cochran and McDaniel Battle over Mississippi's Economic Future

JACKSON, Mississippi — As the Mississippi GOP primary comes down to the wire, with the runoff next Tuesday, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and challenger Chris McDaniel are both making the pitch that they can fight for Mississippi's workers in Washington, and the campaign may come down to who can make that pitch best. Jun 19, 2014 6:56 AM PT

Thad Cochran: 'I Used To Be A Democrat'

JACKSON, Mississippi — When Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) was pressed by a local reporter on why he thinks Democrats should cross over to vote for him in the GOP primary runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Cochran said it’s because he originally was one of them. Jun 18, 2014 2:39 PM PT

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