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Chris McDaniel confusion: Kentucky and Mississippi politicians share same name

Kentucky state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill

Kentucky state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill

By Sam Youngman
syoungman@herald-leader.com

Come Tuesday night, cable news might be a confusing place for voters in Northern Kentucky.

No, you didn’t miss an election. And no, your state senator didn’t move to Mississippi.

With Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel running as the Tea Party favorite to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in Tuesday’s primary election, Kentucky’s state Sen. Chris McDaniel said there has been plenty of confusion.

McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, said more than a few people have confused him for the candidate farther south on Facebook, Twitter, and letters to the state Capitol and his personal mailbox.

When Mississippi’s McDaniel first got in the race, his tech staffer reached out to the Kentucky name twin in hopes of buying his Internet domain — www.chris-mcdaniel.com — but nothing ever came of it.

Kentucky’s McDaniel said the letters are coming from “both sides — love and hate.”

“His friends have found me. His enemies have found me,” the Bluegrass McDaniel said Monday. “I’m just waiting for his donors to find me, and then we’ll be even I guess.”

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  1. CoolerKing says:

    I was wondering where Slanted Sam has been. Seems funny how a controversy brews up around Mitch McConnell (spreading blatant falsehoods about the Affordable Care Act) and suddenly Slanted Sam can’t think of anything to write about.

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