WALTERS: Wicker’s Campaign Manager Should Have Checked His Facts Before Casting Stones At McDaniel.

By Ryan Walters | September 29th, 2017 at 6:48 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at

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#WickerWatch: Roger’s Campaign Triggered Over McDaniel, Already Making Mistakes

Even though Senator Chris McDaniel has yet to declare himself a candidate for the US Senate for 2018, fear seems to be pervading the Wicker campaign. That’s blatantly obvious.

Roger Wicker’s campaign manager, Justin Brasell, has already stepped in it, in his zeal to attack McDaniel the non-candidate.

McDaniel’s name has hit the news in a big way in recent days, especially since Roy Moore’s big victory Tuesday night. Reports indicate that New York billionaire Robert Mercer has pledged money to help McDaniel.

That was enough to trigger Brasell, who in an article in the Daily Journal, pulled out the old attack lines used by Haley Barbour and the Cochran campaign in 2014.

“Sen. Wicker’s campaign is going to be funded by Mississippi,” he said. “I don’t think Mississippians want a New York billionaire picking their senator. I think Mississippians want to have a say in that.”

But he should have checked with his own campaign because the truth is far different than what he’s spinning. According to the website, which keeps track of contributions, Wicker has received more out-of-state funds than he has in-state money:

And most interestingly of all, of all his out-of-state cash, the most came from … New York:

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds!