Thad Cochran Attacks Tea Party Rival Chris McDaniel for Attending Tea Party Event

Thad Cochran Attacks Tea Party Rival Chris McDaniel for Attending Tea Party Event

Friday morning, Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) campaign sent out a press release criticizing his GOP primary challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, for planning to attend a major Tea Party rally this weekend. 

“This Saturday, Kentucky will focus on the Final Four in Texas, Thad Cochran’s campaign will focus on Mississippi…and Chris McDaniel will focus on…Kentucky?” the release began.

“I love how Orwellian they get,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe told Breitbart News as part of an exclusive interview. Kibbe’s group is hosting the event, titled “Free PAC Kentucky,” which will feature remarks by Glenn Beck and is taking place Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s political back yard. 

“If anybody’s a Washington insider it’s Thad Cochran,” Kibbe said of the six-term, 76-year-old senior Senator from Mississippi.

For Kibbe, author of the new book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff, the notion that the Cochran campaign has any “grassroots” component is hysterical. 

His book describes six simple rules for true grassroots organizing, number six of which is “fight the power. It’s all about them versus us. . . If we’re going to fix Washington, we’re going to have to do it from the ground up. . . That’s really what Free PAC Kentucky is all about. Showing up, getting organized, and defending the principles of liberty.”

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