Conservative pundit Ann Coulter thinks it’s time for tea party darling Chris McDaniel to finally concede in the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate in Mississippi.
McDaniel is demanding a third primary vote in Mississippi, where he says voter fraud stole the GOP primary runoff away from him after incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won by more than 7,500 votes last month. Some conservatives have lauded McDaniel’s fight, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who called for an official investigation earlier this week.
But Coulter penned an op-ed Wednesday pleading for “McDaniel’s Sore Loser Brigade” to give up the fight.
Coulter blamed McDaniel’s supporters – she shied away from slamming the candidate personally – for dragging the contest out.
“McDaniel’s passionate supporters think that a moment of crisis for the country is a good time to treat control of the Senate as if it’s a prom queen election,” Coulter wrote. “Hoping for yet a third primary vote, McDaniel’s crew is going to prevent him from having any political career, ever again.”
Coulter outlined a few examples of candidates – including Richard Nixon – whose races were supposedly marred by voter fraud, and who went on to win future elections.
“McDaniel’s Sore Loser Brigade doesn’t have half as strong a case as these guys did,” Coulter wrote. “In Mississippi, they’re attempting to destroy a good Republican. Cochran won the runoff by 7,667 votes, according to the certified vote count announced this week. McDaniel’s partisans don’t just have to prove that more than 7,000 ineligible voters went to the polls, but also that they all voted for Cochran, not McDaniel. Good luck with that.”