Last night, Sen. Thad Cochran won the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.
That did not make Chris McDaniel very happy, as his non-concession concession speech shows. Here are the highlights — in under two minutes.
McDaniel mentioned former President Ronald Reagan at least five times, and focused much of his speech on the Cochran campaign's efforts to get Democrats — especially black voters — to come out and vote for him in the run-off. He lambasted Cochran — without ever saying his name — for "once again compromising, once again reaching against the aisle." Earlier, he said of the race's results, "so much for principle."
“Today the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal Democrats in Mississippi," he told his audience.
If anything, McDaniel is even more furious with the Republican Party than he was when he first challenged Cochran from the right at the beginning of the primary campaign.
He also complained of "dozens of irregularities" in the run-off results and vowed that he would make sure the "sanctity of the vote is upheld."
"Before this race ends, we have to be certain that the Republican primary was won by Republican voters."