Sore Loser Chris McDaniel’s Campaign Allegedly Paid Pastor to Lie About Opponent Buying Voters

chris-mcdaniel-1Chris McDaniel is the tea party Republican who just won’t go away.  After losing his primary election to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran a few weeks ago, McDaniel has been engulfed in what’s best described as the political equivalent of a hissy fit.

McDaniel has accused the Cochran campaign of several campaign violations.  But the main point McDaniel is pushing is the allegation that the Cochran campaign illegally paid voters (specifically black Democratic ones) to vote against him.

Well, in an interesting turn of events it seems one of the pastors, Stevie Fielder, who had accused the Cochran campaign of telling him to buy votes for their campaign is now saying that the McDaniel campaign actually paid him to make up the story.

The attorney general for Mississippi, Jim Hood, confirmed that Fielder, “admitted he got paid $2,000 to lie.  We hadn’t seen the source of the funds yet.”

Fielder is alleging that one of the spokesman for McDaniel’s campaign, Noel Fritsch, was the source of the funds.

This allegation by Fielder is especially troubling for the McDaniel campaign considering his now retracted statement concerning Cochran buying voters is featured prominently in his motion to have the election results thrown out.

An effort that took an even bigger blow when the Mississippi GOP denied McDaniel’s challenge to the results of the primary election.  Though this doesn’t mean that this story is over.  McDaniel’s can still take this case to court, which is what the Mississippi GOP told him to do.

This entire story is one giant mess.  It’s clear McDaniel isn’t going to be successful, but he doesn’t seem ready to just admit defeat.  I’m not really sure what his “goals” are here.  Well, outside of trying to build name recognition for his next run at political office.

There’s practically no chance that the results of this primary election will be thrown out.  Furthermore, any “evidence” McDaniel seems to have looks to be circumstantial at best.  For a court to take on this case, and throw out the election results, the evidence would have to be so absolutely conclusive that there’s not a shadow of a doubt that Cochran’s campaign paid voters to vote for him.

And if that evidence existed, I highly doubt the Mississippi GOP would have refused to hear the case.

Either way it seems McDaniel is simply delaying the inevitable because his ego simply can’t accept the reality that he lost.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Michael Siever

    Did the thought ever cross this guy’s mind that maybe, just maybe Mississippi Democratic voters saw the writing on the wall that Mississippi is still an ass-backward state that has no chance of turning blue any time soon, and that if they had to be stuck with a Republican for six years, they would rather be stuck with Thad Cochran than him? The fact that he looks just like Greg Gutfield really isn’t doing him any favors, either.

  • giankeys luvs shemale porn

    praise jeeeeeeeesus!!! vote (21st century) white trash regressive tea bag party reeeeeeeee-publican!!!!
    ,,,,,,in a related story: anyone notice how FOX “news” got its ass kicked on the Benghazi story??? where are my crybaby rightwing trolls on this?

    • dedegold

      Fox “forgot” to report this ^

  • Marc D

    “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor…unless a couple of ‘G’s are involved.”… is that how it goes?

    • Charlotte Rowe

      I’m afraid you’d have to pay me a lot more than that to tempt me into potentially being indicted for fraud. Let’s start in the millions and negotiate upwards from there. $2K? That preacher really needs to adjust his standards.

  • Dave


  • marecek21

    McDaniels should jump to becoming the standardbearer for the TeaBagistaners. Since they find traditional republicans so objectionable, they should form a new, ideologically pure party.

  • Scaramongus

    McDaniels is big cry baby, wahhhh, wahhhh. And obviously completely full of shit. I’d like to meet this guy someday just to see what a true piece of shit scumbag looks and smells like.

  • Dee Dunbar

    such lying crap