Chris McDaniel
American politician
Chris McDaniel
Christopher McDaniel, is an attorney, conservative commentator and a Republican politician in the Mississippi Senate who has represented the 42nd District, which encompasses part of South Mississippi, since 2008. McDaniel resides with his family in Ellisville, Mississippi.
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House, Senate Dems Outraise GOP
Huffington Post - over 2 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings: ___ MISSISSIPPI GOOD FOR FUNDRAISING The anti-tax Club for Growth Action last month had its second best fundraising haul this election cycle as it raised money to pour into Chris McDaniel's bid to deny incumbent Republican Thad Cochran a seventh term in the Senate. McDaniel had a narrow edge over Cochran in their primary, but neither candidate captured more than 50 percent of the vote. That sent both into a runoff that had outside groups, establishment Republicans and national figures scrambling to ship millions to the state. Cochran captured more votes on the second round and appears likely to return for another term, but McDaniel's allies are threatening to challenge the results. Club for Growth A ...
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Race and the Mississippi election
Chicago Times - over 2 years
Tea party champion Chris McDaniel and his supporters are not amused by the irony of seeing their opponent in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, incumbent Thad Cochran, win by mobilizing black Democrats to turn out for him.
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Mississippi's close primary divides party while testing tea party money machine
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Neither Chris McDaniel, the conservative firebrand vying for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate nomination today, nor the six-term establishment Republican incumbent he is challenging, Thad Cochran, is likely to be the future of the GOP. They’re not even great campaigners. Why, then, are so many Washington, D.C.-based Republican aides and operatives fixated on this race, a bitter fight between two gaffe-prone men with on-the-ground operations so strained they can barely keep up with a deluge of national requests pouring in their way?
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Cruz's demands ensnares GOP leaders on debt vote
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Legislation to raise the nation's borrowing authority with no strings attached was short of the 60 votes it needed to advance — a threshold Cruz demanded — and without a few conversions, Republicans would be blamed for its failure. After what seemed like an eternity, a grim-faced Sen. Mitch McConnell, the party leader who faces a tea party challenge back home, finally voted yes. Cruz showed no mercy in exposing Republican leaders to widespread criticism from their primary challengers over a procedural vote on the debt limit after their pronouncements about the imperative of spending cuts. The quest had the backing of the Senate Conservatives Fund and other outside groups that raised millions during the process — and spent a good chunk of it to boost GOP challengers such as Bevin and Chris McDaniel, who is running against Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Republicans are intent on avoiding the drama of market-rattling fiscal fights, especially in an election year in which the party see ...
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Surprise, Surprise: Mississippi Tea Party Spreads Lies About Common Core
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The tea party's war against the Common Core State Standards escalated this week in the form of survey results supposedly attesting to the standards' extreme unpopularity in Mississippi, the lowest-performing state in the country in terms of student achievement. But the survey's questions were misleading, and some of them relied on information that's downright false. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of education benchmarks that have been adopted in 45 states, including Mississippi. The measure was designed in an effort to make sure students around the country are held to the same educational standards. In a process that was incentivized by the possibility of getting extra federal cash through the Obama administration's Race to the Top competition, the Mississippi Board of Education adopted the Common Core in summer 2010. On Wednesday, the Mississippi arm of the tea party published the results of its Common Core robocall survey. Naturally, the results bolstered tea part ...
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Today’s FOX NEWS FIRST — He’s got a pen, but it ain’t so mighty | GOP trio builds consensus for ObamaCare alternative | Pardon me, Hillary, but do you have any Grey Pupon? | Christie’s bridge battle: Heading to a state near you | In DC, we’d pay them
Fox News - about 3 years
Want the must-read political news sent straight to your inbox each morning? CLICK HERE to sign up for FOX NEWS FIRST! FOX News First: Jan. 28 By Chris Stirewalt Buzz Cut: ·        He’s got a pen, but it ain’t so mighty ·        Senate trio builds consensus for ObamaCare alternative ·        Pardon me, Hillary, but do you have any Grey Pupon? ·        Christie’s bridge battle: Heading to a state near you ·        In Washington, we’d pay them not to talk HE’S GOT A PEN, BUT IT AIN’T SO MIGHTY Have you heard? President Obama is raising the minimum wage this morning by executive order. He’s got a pen! It’s a year of action! He won’t wait for Congress! Well, kinda… In an effort to show executive relevancy and tout his remaining clout ahead of what promises to be a highly partisan State of the Union address, Obama will sign an order this morning directing federal agencies to give contracts only to those firms that pay workers a minimum of $10.10 per hour instead of the $7.25 min ...
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Tea Party Express To Endorse Candidate Who Attended Neo-Confederate Event (Daniel Strauss/Talking Points Memo)
Memeorandum - over 3 years
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo: Tea Party Express To Endorse Candidate Who Attended Neo-Confederate Event  —  Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) will receive the endorsement to Tea Party Express, the nation's largest super PAC on Tuesday.  —  McDaniel's campaign announced on Monday that the Tea Party Express bus tour …
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Fundamentalist Belief Grows Brains Incapable of Dealing With the World as it Actually Is
Huffington Post - over 3 years
  Fundamentalist belief grows brains incapable of dealing with the world as it actually is. Being raised in a home where you're taught from birth - as I was as the son of evangelical missionaries -- that the evidence of your eyes and ears is wrong, that, for instance, unseen forces are fighting over the destiny of your soul, that whatever science the local newspaper or your teacher says to the contrary, the earth is young and science can't be trusted, changes your brain. Delusion leads to more delusion, unless something helps you snap out of it. I describe my "snapping out" process in my new book And God Said, "Billy!" There I explore the roots of American religious delusion, and offer another way to approach spirituality and God that makes peace with a fact-based life. Religious delusion takes smart young brains and makes them unable to relate to the actual world. It makes them ready to believe anyone standing "against the establishment," since the fact-based community has alwa ...
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Shutdown showdown widened GOP-tea party rift
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Implored by House Speaker John Boehner to unite and "fight another day" against President Barack Obama and Democrats, Republicans instead intensified attacks on one another, an ominous sign in advance of more difficult policy fights and the 2014 midterm elections. The tea party movement spawned by the passage of Obama's health care overhaul three years ago put the GOP back in charge of the House and in hot pursuit of the law's repeal. The Twitterverse crackled with threats, insults and the names of the 27 GOP senators and 87 GOP House members who voted for the leadership's agreement that reopened the government and raised the nation's borrowing limit. Cochran voted for the McConnell-Reid deal, so the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed a primary opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a private attorney the group says will fight to stop Obamacare, ''is not part of the Washington establishment and has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties. Many clamored for Boehner ...
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HUFFPOST HILL - Obama's Socialist Jackboots Return To Work
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Returning government employees face a tremendous work backlog, leading experts to question whether they'll have time to mourn their unwatered plants and catch up on their word-a-day tear-off calendars. An egregious self-promoter with close ties to Wall Street was elected to the Senate yesterday and somehow this is historical. And one congressman thought the debt deal funds a notorious African warlord so be sure not to tell him about the upcoming Bashar al Assad Edible Arrangement Appropriations Act. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, October 17th, 2013: REID LAYS DOWN THE BUDGET GAUNTLET - In three months this will be the first slide in your news organization's infographic explaining how the January 2014 government shutdown happened. With Sam Stein: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has no interest in a budget deal that trades sequestration relief for entitlement cuts, believing that future spending reductions scheduled to hit the Pentagon give Democrats the upper hand. In ...
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McDaniel - States’ illegal immigration enforcement should stand
Y'all Politics - almost 5 years
The people have long demanded action to combat illegal immigration, but the federal government has continued its refusal to protect our national integrity. States have therefore become active in proposing enforcement measures. In 2010, the State of Arizona passed SB 1070, known as “The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act." The law makes it a misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying required documents, mandates that law enforcement officers attempt to determine an individual's immigration status during a "lawful stop, detention or arrest" when there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is an illegal immigrant, prohibits state officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws and penalizes those hiring or transporting illegal aliens. Similar measures have been adopted in Utah, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. In response, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on July 6, ...
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Balloons And Tunes Festival Is Sept. 23, 24 - The Chattanoogan
Google News - over 5 years
Officials said, "The festival will feature 20-plus acres of entertainment and fun for the entire family featuring six hot air balloons and music from Christian Vocalist Chris McDaniel on Friday, Sept. 23, as well as the 2011 Battle of the Bands Winner
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Basketball legend urges economic teamwork in Yuma speech - Yuma Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The only way to improve the sluggish economy and Great Depression era unemployment levels in the Yuma area is to “be part of something special. You have to have a team,” said basketball legend Bill Walton
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YCF seeking nominees for Heart of Yuma - Yuma Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The Yuma Community Foundation of Yuma is accepting nominations for outstanding area individuals for the 2011 Heart of Yuma awards ceremony in October. Nominations are due Sept. 9 at 5 pm There are five categories in
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Beeson, McClendon headed for second terms on city council - Yuma Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Incumbent city Councilmembers Cody Beeson and Leslie McClendon are headed for second terms as a result of the primary election held Tuesday and will not be required to run in the general election Nov. 8
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Municipal Court judge race hinges on uncounted ballots - Yuma Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Jenny Farmer Umphress received the most votes in the run for Yuma Municipal Court judge with 1861 ballots cast, or 32.8 percent of the vote, as of 9 pm Tuesday, according to unofficial results
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Senator Chris McDaniel presser on Starrett's ruling against Obamacare - Yall Politics
Google News - over 5 years
The lawsuit, a class-action filed by attorney and state senator Chris McDaniel on behalf of Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippians, contends that the federal government does not have the authority to mandate American citizens to purchase
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Yuma airport makes economic impact - Yuma Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Friday, reporter Chris McDaniel will share his experiences during his first flight lesson. The Yuma County Board of Supervisors created the Yuma County Airport Authority in 1965 to take over the airport and all associated activity
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris McDaniel
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    In 2010, he was also named one of the top 50 lawyers in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal.
    More Details Hide Details Senator McDaniel is a Republican politician who has served as a member of the Mississippi Senate since 2008. In the Senate, he is Vice-Chairman of Oil, Gas and Other Minerals Committee and a member of numerous other committees, including Education; Elections; Appropriations; Judiciary, Division A; Public Health and Welfare; Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Senator McDaniel is married to Jill Tullos McDaniel, a former Miss Mississippi USA. They have two children, Cambridge Christopher McDaniel and Chamberlain Christopher McDaniel. Senator McDaniel is a Southern Baptist. Senator McDaniel has also hosted The Right Side Radio Show since its start on WMXI 98.1 FM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Senator McDaniel has also been a guest host and/or appeared on numerous conservative talk shows. Chris has guest hosted shows with Mychal Massie and Ray Spero, nationally renowned conservative commentators. He has also hosted shows on the Supertalk Mississippi network.
    He was named 2010 Citizen of the Year by the Laurel Leader Call newspaper.
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    On April 9, 2010, Senator McDaniel filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and 11 other Mississippians for declaratory and injunctive relief seeking a determination that provisions of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” H.R. 3590 violate the United States Constitution by mandating American citizens to purchase health insurance.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    On April 15, 2009, he was the keynote speaker at Laurel, Mississippi's tax day tea party, one of hundreds of events held nationwide to protest out of control government spending, especially in the wake of the Obama administration's trillion dollar spending package and expensive bailouts for floundering corporations.
    More Details Hide Details He was also one of the keynote speakers at the Jackson, Mississippi tax day tea party, addressing 3,500 concerned citizens.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 25
    In 1997, McDaniel entered a two year federal clerkship with United States District Court Judge Charles W. Pickering, Sr. After leaving his position as a law clerk with Judge Pickering, McDaniel joined the law firm of Hortman Harlow Bassi Robinson & McDaniel, becoming a partner in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details His areas of concentration include Litigation, Insurance Defense, Corporate Law, Products Liability, Commercial Litigation, Consumer Products Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Complex Multi-Party Litigation, Legislation, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights. He is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Texas. Senator McDaniel is affilitated with the Gideons International, Republican National Lawyer Association, Mississippi Economic Council, Association for Excellence in Education, National Rifle Association, American Family Association, Jones County Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, Mississippi Claims Association, Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Hundred Club of Jones County, Federalist Society, Mississippi Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Rotary Club and Exchange Club.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    After graduating from William Carey in 1994, McDaniel entered the University of Mississippi School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1997 with a Juris Doctor degree.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Age 0
    Senator McDaniel was born on June 28, 1972 in Laurel, Mississippi.
    More Details Hide Details He graduated with honors from Jones County Junior College and received his B.S. with honors from William Carey University.
  • 1971
    Born
    Born in 1971.
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