Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-24

Contact: Meghan Snyder, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. –   The American Conservative Union (ACU) Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its endorsement of Chris McDaniel for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Thad Cochran.
“Chris is the clear conservative choice for Mississippi.  Chris’s record in the Mississippi State Senate shows that he will be a strong advocate for conservative principles on both economic and social issues.  Unfortunately, the same has not been true for the incumbent, Thad Cochran.  Senator Cochran has repeatedly used his seniority and influence on behalf of wasteful government programs and against efforts to reduce our $17 trillion debt.  In 2012 alone, Cochran supported bills and amendments sponsored by liberal Democrats to stop reform of the post office, divert needed defense dollars to President Obama’s global warming program and increase funding for federal land acquisition.  At the same time, Cochran opposed conservative Senator Tom Coburn’s amendment to stop disaster relief funds from going to tax cheats and the deceased or programs that have nothing to do with disaster relief,” said ACU Director of Government Affairs Larry Hart.
Chris McDaniel will provide the conservative leadership Mississippians deserve and we urge all conservatives to support Chris McDaniel in the Republican Primary June 3.
The ACU Political Action Committee is the political arm of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. The committee supports candidates for office who reflect the conservative principles on which ACU was founded. The goals of the ACU PAC are to increase the number of quality candidates who share our commitment to conservative principles and to protecting and advancing the fiscal, social and security priorities of the Reagan era. These funds are utilized in conjunction with endorsements and public announcements to communicate our support for chosen candidates to their constituents and conservatives across the nation.

The ACU recently announced its 2013 Ratings of Congress, the 43rd edition of the conservative ratings guide. For more information on the ACU PAC or to download the full 2013 Ratings of Congress, please visit To support, or learn more about, Chris McDaniel, visit