Fox News: “Democrats really want McDaniel to win”

Ashton Pittman

Thad Cochran is seizing on comments made by Fox News host Paul Gigot, suggesting that Democrats want his challenger, Chris McDaniel, to win. “Democrats really want McDaniel to win,” Gigot said on Fox News’ Journal Editorial Report. “Why?” “The real danger here is that he becomes a Todd Akin or Sharon Angle,” said Joseph Rago […]

Ron Paul endorses Chris McDaniel

Ron Paul / Photo by Gage Skidmore Former congressman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul endorsed Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate Monday. “Chris McDaniel has been a fighter in the Mississippi Senate for smaller government and more personal liberties,” the libertarian icon wrote. “We need more Chris McDaniel in the U.S. Senate and I […]

Runoff poll gives McDaniel a 6-point lead

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel / Photo by Ashton Pittman A new poll by Strategic National shows Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel leading incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the race for the June 24 Republican primary runoff, Politico reports. McDaniel earned the support of 52 percent of likely GOP runoff voters in the poll, compared to […]

Federally subsidized air service strains meaning of ‘essential’

GOVERNMENT PAPER FOR SILVER: Silver Airways receives millions in government subsidies annually. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog The Essential Air Service program — the federal government program that provides subsidies for commercial air service to smaller communities — strains the definition of essential for much of the country. In Alaska and some parts of the West, the service […]

Airlines vie for federally subsidized routes in Mississippi

READY FOR TAKEOFF: SeaPort Airlines is one of the small carriers vying to take over federally-funded routes at several Mississippi airports By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog With the help of federal taxpayer funds, several airports in Mississippi are hoping to maintain their commercial air service. For several small regional carriers, the competition is on […]