Following news that 41-year incumbent Thad Cochran defeated small-government challenger Chris McDaniel in an incredibly narrow primary runoff, FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe released the following statement:
"It’s disgraceful that self-described GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, the Chamber of Commerce and the NRSC would champion a campaign platform of pork barrel spending and insider deal-making, while recruiting Democrats to show up at the polls. If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP establishment can win is by courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries, then we’ve already won. Tonight is proof that the K Street establishment is intellectually bankrupt, and we are going to have to clean it up."
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