back to top

Mississippi GOP Senate Candidate Wrote Race-Baiting Blog Posts

Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel is challenging incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP primary.

Posted on

A leading Republican candidate for Senate in Mississippi wrote blog posts criticizing poor people affected by Hurricane Katrina and mocking a Muslim man's name.

Mississippi Senator Chris McDaniel hosted two radio shows in the mid-2000s, The Right Side and Right Talk, and wrote blog posts for the sites associated with the shows as well. The majority of commentary and blog posts were either signed by McDaniel at the bottom of the post or were unsigned.

McDaniel is challenging and generally viewed as a serious threat to Republican incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.

The blog posts argue that the Supreme Court's 1955 rulings helped "de-Christianize" America and that if "Mexicans" continued entering the country "our culture" would be lost and could "never be regained."

In recent weeks, audio of McDaniel's old radio broadcasts has emerged, including inflammatory comments about women, reparations, hip-hop, and libertarians.

On Monday, BuzzFeed uncovered even more audio, including McDaniel's commentary on Al-Jazeera, Hurricane Katrina, and a lesbian Brokeback Mountain featuring Janet Reno and Rosie O'Donnell.


This blog post blamed "the welfare dependent citizens of New Orleans" for staying in New Orleans during Katrina.


The blog post states, as a "note to the left," that "unless you live in Detroit, the basic necessities of life do not include big screen plasma TV's, Randy Moss jerseys, Air Jordan sneakers or any type 'bling-bling.'"


Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.