by Tom Borelli
The upcoming Republican primary runoff on June 24 between six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel highlights a central policy difference between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party.
The major difference is that establishment politicians such as Cochran are big spenders while Tea Party backed candidates don’t see the government as a bank for the big business special interest lobby.
Tim Carney of The Washington Examiner recently wrote about Cochran’s big spending ways and why he is backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and K Street lobbyists including super lobbyist Haley Barbour.
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