Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed candidate who fell just short of upending long-time U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi’s Republican primary last year, will co-chair Ted Cruz’s GOP presidential bid in the state, according to e-mailed statement from Cruz campaign.
- Joining McDaniel as co-chair is Keith Plunkett; both are state senators
- Cruz to campaign in Miss. tmrw
- NOTE: State holds its Republican presidential primary on March 8