Another ‘David vs Goliath’ Political Race Shows a Widening Lead for This Tea Party-Backed ‘David’

By Norvell Rose
9 9:38 am June 16, 2014

First it was GOP Establishment Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia — the Majority Leader of the House — who went down to defeat at the hands of a Tea Party-supported challenger in a high-profile primary.
Now, it appears that another so-called “insurgent” — a potential giant killer in Mississippi — is on the verge of victory against an entrenched Republican Senator.
From, comes word of a new poll showing Chris McDaniel opening up an impressive lead against incumbent Thad Cochran, despite Cochran’s backing by establishment GOP heavyweights:
Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel is continuing to show accelerating momentum in his race to unseat 76-year-old, 42-year incumbent (36 years in U.S. Senate, six in House), establishment-backed Thad Cochran in the heated Mississippi run-off.
According to a new poll conducted by WPA Opinion Research, Chris McDaniel has opened up a sizable 8% lead over Sen. Thad Cochran, 49% – 41%.
“It is clear Chris McDaniel is well-positioned to win on June 24,” says a polling memo from the firm about the poll conducted June 9-10 with a margin of error of 4.4%.
McDaniel narrowly defeated Cochran, 49.5% – 49.0% (155,040 – 153,654), in the recent Mississippi Senate primary, however, neither received the necessary threshold of over 50% to avoid the runoff election.