Jackson, Miss. A Republican U.S. Senate challenger in Mississippi says the incumbent's camp is "showing signs of desperation" by criticizing things he said while hosting a conservative radio show years ago.
Tea party-backed Chris McDaniel is challenging six-term incumbent Thad Cochran in a June 3 primary.
McDaniel says he hosted "The Right Side" from 2003 or 2004 until late 2006 or early 2007.
The Wall Street Journal on Thursday posted a link to a nearly 10-minute, undated audio clip from the Mississippi radio show. In it, McDaniel said he'd stop paying taxes if the government ordered reparations for slavery. He discussed a slang word for "hot mama" in Spanish and joked about gays in San Francisco.
Cochran's campaign spokesman, Jordan Russell, tells The Associated Press on Friday that McDaniel's remarks were "embarrassing."
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