Chris McDaniel Rejects the Debt in MS

The Coalition to Reduce Spending is very pleased to announce that Chris McDaniel,  challenging Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi, has gone on record and pledged to Reject the Debt. McDaniel is the first on record in this race and joins 40 additional candidates nationwide.

See our media release below for more information.


CONTACT: Rebekah Johansen
Tel.: (850) 426-8898


McDaniel joins nonpartisan Coalition that includes Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9).

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (January 22, 2014) – Chris McDaniel, candidate for US Senate in Mississippi, has signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that McDaniel will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.

McDaniel, one of two challengers to Sen. Thad Cochran, is the first in the race to sign the pledge put out by the national, nonpartisan Coalition to Reduce Spending and joins 40 additional candidates from across the country this election cycle. Previous signers include Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1).

Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, released the following statement in response to the news:

“Powerful special interests help enforce the bipartisan status quo of increased spending with no thought to the future. Faced with this environment, elected officials tend to forget their election-time promises as soon as they get to Washington. That’s why we need accountability, and it’s extremely encouraging for a candidate to put their promises on paper.”

“We’re thrilled Mr. McDaniel has done so,” he added, “and citizens in Mississippi should be thrilled as well.”

On signing, McDaniel said, “With a $17 trillion national debt, our country is on the verge of a fiscal crisis. Washington is suffering from a spending addiction, and politicians from both parties are too often incapable of keeping their promises to cut spending. I’m proud to put my word on record and sign this pledge.”

The Coalition says it will reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending in 2014.

The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. Its Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.

More information, including the full text of the pledge, can be found online at


Rebekah Johansen
Media Relations
(850) 426-8898