Meridian, Miss. A Mississippi state senator was on the campaign trail in Meridian Friday, as he seeks higher office.
Republican Chris McDaniel visited the popular lunch spot, Jean's Restaurant. He says there needs to be a change in Washington.
McDaniel who is from Laurel has been a Mississippi State Senator for the past 6 years. This past year he decided to take his visions to Washington, by running against long time US Senator Thad Cochran. McDaniel says it's time for new leaders to take their place in Washington.
"We're here to visit Meridian to spread our vision as to what needs to happen in Washington D.C.," said McDaniel. "People of this country have to reclaim their government and we can't do that if we keep sending the same people up there year in and year out. After 42 years, Mississippi is ready for a change, so we are here to talk about strong conservative leadership with courage and the change we need in Washington."
McDaniel stands on a political platform that includes several interrelated points that have been hot topics for several years.
"We've got to bring our spending under control, we have to balance our budgets, we have to get rid of Obamacare once and for all," said McDaniel. "We have to bring back the central government within the scope of the constitution and make sure it's not exceeding those boundaries."
While many of McDaniel's viewpoints have been on the mind of many Americans, some just aren't ready to give up on Senator Cochran because of his seniority.
"I admire both of them a lot," said citizen Mike Covert. "Both of them are dedicated family men, believe in their family and believe in their country, but I'm going to have to vote for the man that's in office to show him the respect for what he's done"
McDaniel will be running against U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican Primary June 3.