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McDaniel pledges not to increase spending

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the office of Chris McDaniel

Laurel, MS— Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, has signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending's pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that McDaniel will not vote for any spending increase without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets that put our government on the path toward a balanced budget.

McDaniel, the lone primary challenger to six term incumbent Thad Cochran, is the first candidate in the race to sign the pledge. Previous signers include Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1).

"With a $17 trillion national debt, our country is on the verge of a fiscal crisis," McDaniel said. "Washington is suffering from a spending addiction, and politicians in both parties are too often incapable of keeping their promises to cut spending. I'm proud to sign  this pledge to the people of Mississippi that I will fight to cut spending in Washington."

Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, expressed his excitement that Senator McDaniel has joined other conservatives in signing the pledge.

"Powerful special interests help enforce the bipartisan status quo of increased spending with no thought to the future. Faced with this environment, elected officials tend to forget their election-time promises as soon as they get to Washington. That's why we need accountability, and it's extremely encouraging for a candidate to put promises on paper."

"We're thrilled Mr. McDaniel has done so," Bydlak added, "and citizens in Mississippi should be thrilled as well."

Sadly, Sen. Cochran has been part of the spending problem in Washington, having voted to increase the debt limit 10 times for a total of $7.23 trillion since just 1990.

  1. Voted to increase the debt limit $300 billion (RC # 11, 01/31/13)
  2. Voted to increase the debt limit $900 billion (RC #123, 08/02/11)
  3. Voted to increase the debt limit $800 billion (RC #186, 07/26/08)
  4. Voted to increase the debt limit $850 billion (RC #354, 09/27/07)
  5. Voted to increase the debt limit $781 billion (RC #56, 03/16/06)
  6. Voted to increase the debt limit $800 billion (RC #213, 11/17/04)
  7. Voted to increase the debt limit $984 billion (RC #202, 05/23/03)
  8. Voted to increase the debt limit $450 billion (RC #148, 06/11/02)
  9. Voted to increase the debt limit $450 billion (RC #209, 07/31/97)
  10. Voted to increase the debt limit $915 billion (RC #326, 10/27/90)


Chris McDaniel is a constitutional conservative running for United States Senate. He is in his second term representing District 42 in the Mississippi State Senate, where he fights for individual liberty, free markets and fiscal responsibility in government.

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