The Neshoba County Fair was supposed to be a pivotal moment in Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign. He had just wrapped up a contentious campaign and some wondered if he was up to a fair appearance. And, there was the possibility that supporters of Chris McDaniel, who he beat in the GOP primary, would show up to heckle.
He must have done pretty well in his campaign's estimation because they use highlights of the speech in its new television ad, apparently the first of the general election cycle.
A release from the campaign says the ad "emphasizes Thad’s work for Mississippi’s military communities, his strong stance against illegal immigration despite President Obama’s refusal to address the crisis, and the importance of electing a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate in order to change Washington."
"Senator Cochran is Mississippi’s strongest voice in Washington, and with so many challenges in America as a result of the failed policies of Barack Obama and the liberal majority in the Senate, we need Thad there fighting for us now more than ever,” said Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell. “With less than four weeks to go until Election Day, the new television ad focuses on key issues facing our country. Senator Cochran will continue delivering his message of conservative leadership for Mississippi to all regions of our state.”