Failed U.S. Senate Aspirant in Miss. to Co-Chair Cruz State Team

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
Related story: Chamber-Backed Cochran Delivers Blow to Tea Party in Mississippi

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