New FEC Report Confirms for Voters What Chris McDaniel Knew Months Ago: The Full Extent of His Super PAC’s Fundraising

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In February, Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel declared that he felt “incredibly blessed” to “already have a PAC out there backing me with $1.4 [million] raised” from donors like Robert Mercer and Richard Uihlein.

But at the time, the super PAC in question, Remember Mississippi, had only publicly reported raising $1.1 million.

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) alleged in a March 26 complaint to the FEC that Remember Mississippi, which McDaniel’s own assistant formed last year, violated federal law when it organized, promoted, and funded three campaign events for McDaniel.

This week, we learned that McDaniel knew something about the super PAC’s fundraising that voters did not.

Remember Mississippi’s quarterly report, filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), disclosed a single 2018 donation: $250,000 from the megadonor Richard Uihlein on January 24th.

That Uihlein contribution brings the super PAC’s total contributions (its 2017 contributions, plus its first quarter 2018 contributions) up to a little under $1.4 million — $1,353,444.90, to be precise.

Only now have voters learned what McDaniel, whose campaign said it “categorically denies any coordination with the Super PAC, Remember Mississippi,” knew months ago.

Maggie is a researcher and investigator, following leads on campaign finance issues.