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McDaniel, Cochran Hold Campaign Events Before Tuesday's Run-Off Election

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In a county that prides itself on its public school education, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel was emphatic on where he stands on it.

"I want to be very clear on this. I have a wife who is a public school teacher. I have a mother in law who is a public school teacher. My Daddy before his death was a public school teacher for 32 years. I have spent thousands of dollars of my own money in support of public schools. However it is none of the federal government’s business how we teach our students in school. That money belongs to the students and teachers not to bureaucrats in Washington D.C.,” McDaniel said before a crowd of supporters in Hernando on the courthouse lawn.

Cochran supporters in DeSoto County have openly expressed Concern that if elected McDaniel would cut funding to projects like the I-69/269 trade corridor.

"No not at all. Senator Cochran knows better than that. They are down in the polls. It is an act of desperation. He is trying to scare people into voting for him. I don't want you to be scared. I want you to be inspired. Commerce is a legitimate function of government. We are going to fund commerce,” McDaniel said

McDaniel also spoke to the importance of DeSoto County in the election, a county where during the primary he took almost 63 percent of the vote.

"It's important because people are conservatives. They aren’t holding on to the good old boy network. They aren't holding onto the same old backroom deals...they are conservative like me and I am conservative like they are."

Meanwhile, his opponent, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran was also campaigning in North Mississippi today. The incumbent senator shared some coffee, enjoyed lunch and even recruited folks in Oxford to cast their votes for him in the upcoming run-off.

The six-term U.S. Senator says he wants to continue to serve his fellow Mississippians, especially when it comes to finding employment.

“I’ve had the good fortune of working for the state of Mississippi in the U.S. Senate and I think my experience is going to be useful in helping us make sure we get the benefit of federal programs when we need them and that we keep our economy strong so people who are looking for jobs can find good jobs, good paying jobs in Mississippi,” says U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

The Republican Primary run-off in Mississippi is set for Tuesday. If you’re an eligible voter and still undecided, click the link to find the FOX13 Voter Guide.

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/category/279140/election-resource-guide

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