Daily Journal to broadcast live coverage tonight of GOP U.S. Senate runoff

Watch the Daily Journal online beginning at 7 p.m. today for up-to-the-minute GOP U.S. Senate coverage as Mississippians choose between Thad Cochran seeking a seventh term and Chris McDaniel, the tea party giving the longtime incumbent the fight of his political life.

Djournal.com election night coverage will include the county-by-county reporting of election returns of all 82 Mississippi counties and Daily Journal government and politics reporter Robbie Ward hosting a live Google Hangout broadcast with political analysts, campaign supporters and veteran Magnolia state journalists.

The election night broadcast will include:

  • Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association.
  • Syndicated columnist and former state Rep. Bill Crawford.
  • Y’all Politics blogger Frank Corder.
  • Brad Morris, Mississippi Democratic consultant and former senior adviser to former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers.
  • Bobby Harrison, Daily Journal Jackson bureau reporter.
  • Lloyd Gray, Daily Journal executive editor.
  • Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabado’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
  • John Hudak, Brookings Institution expert on political campaigns and author of “Presidential Pork,” a book on White House influence in earmarks, grants, contracts and other discretionary federal spending.
  • Live broadcasts Cochran supporters from the Jackson campaign party.
  • McDaniel supporters from the Hattiesburg campaign party.
  • Live broadcast of victory and concession speeches

McDaniel, 41, a tea party favorite, received 1,418 more votes in the June 3 primary than Cochran, 76, a ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Neither candidate received more than 50 percent of votes cast in the primary election that included a third candidate who received 1.5 percent.

The winner will face Democrat Travis Childers, a former First Congressional District representative.

The program will broadcast as a Google Hangout. It begins at 7 p.m. and continues throughout the evening. While anyone can view the program, people with a Google+ account can ask the host, analysts and other guests questions. Twitter users also can ask questions using the hashtag #DJSen.

  • Kellitaj

    Why are there no women commentators/voices?

  • Kellitaj

    Addicted to Washington? gibberish. We need money to pay for our roads, schools etc, because we do not have sufficient businesses generating taxable income. Without the 46% of Mississippi’s annual budget coming from the Feds we’d be a pitiful place to live.

  • Kellitaj

    Raising the minimum wage would help Mississippians, they’d have more $ to spend, and companies that rely on our tax $$ to subsidies their employees would be forced to pay up instead of taking their record profits back to Arkansas (WalMart) and making MS taxpayers pay the difference their poverty wages deliver. Neither McDaniels nor Cochran discussed the minimum wage, that I read, but we are the poorest state in America so why wouldn’t we benefit the most with champions (Senators) who ask that it be raised?

  • Kellitaj

    Hinds County has forked over a huge number for Cochran. Is that the Black Vote he went for?? almost 8000 vs 2000 for McDaniel so far.

  • Kellitaj

    Ross Perot had very successful 3rd party until he withdrew.

  • Waltzing Matilda

    Brad Morris needs to be closed-captioned. He’s evidently chewing on marbles.

  • Waltzing Matilda

    Guys, this is painful. I think you should stick to print.

  • guest

    Daily Journal did good job tonight. Best coverage in state I’ve seen.

  • guest

    It was funny watching Wildmon struggling to behave.