Officials respond to McDaniel's announcement

Officials respond to McDaniel's announcement

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - After Chris McDaniel announced he will no longer be challenging Roger Wicker for the U.S. Senate seat, some officials responded to his decision.

Thursday, state Rep. David Baria released the following statement regarding the recent changes:

"I did not enter this race because of who I thought my opponent would be but because of what I know Mississippi can be.

Wednesday, McDaniel announced he will now run for Senator Thad Cochran's soon-to-be-open Senate seat in the November special election. The seat will become open on April 1, the date of Cochran's retirement.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Senator Wicker released the following statement on McDaniel's announcement:

"Until Senator McDaniel removes his name from the ballot for this race, we have no choice but to continue our campaign as planned.  Gayle and I are grateful for the outpouring of support we're receiving from all over the state.  We will not take anything for granted and will continue the hard work of once again earning the support of Mississippi voters." - Roger Wicker

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