- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said state Sen. Chris McDaniel should concede in the Mississippi Senate race, warning that the Republican and his “Sore Loser Brigade” could be torpedoing his chances of having any sort of political future.

“Even in cases of actual vote fraud, history shows that the contesting politicians get branded as sore losers and destroy their political careers,” Ms. Coulter wrote in The Clarion Ledger. “Better to be magnanimous and live to fight another day.”

Ms. Coulter suggested that Mr. McDaniel could learn a lesson from Richard Nixon and John Thune, who came out on the losing end of races that were clearly stolen from them. They graciously conceded and later returned to win future races.

“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,” she said.


The McDaniel camp has emailed supporters asking for the for donations to help pay for a legal challenge and has said it will give 15 rewards of $1,000 to people who can dig up evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud the primary race.

The Cochran campaign, meanwhile, has challenged the McDaniel camp to “put up or shut up” when it comes to their claims of finding thousands of irregularities in the voting process.

In the op-ed, Ms. Coulter said that some McDaniel supporters are so focused on winning the primary that they can’t see the big picture.

“They don’t care that they’re gambling with a Republican majority in the Senate — or destroying McDaniel’s future prospects. (Which could come soon — Cochran isn’t getting any younger.) As the nation goes up in smoke, they act as if the future of the country is nothing compared to their color war at summer camp,” she said.