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Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies

 A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The body of attorney Mark Mayfield was found Friday morning in the garage of his two-story, brick home in a gated

Republican Primary Watch for Tuesday, June 24th

Tea Party and Establishment Races Dominate the Center Stage While there are not a lot of primaries on June 24th, the quality makes up for the lack of quantity. Conservatives hope to inflate their ranks in the US Senate by two while the power of opposing illegal immigration heats up in Colorado. In New York,

McDaniel, Tea Party gearing up for June 24 runoff v. Cochran

 The showdown between Sen. W. Thad Cochran (R.-Miss.) and his Mississippi GOP Tea Party challenger was not resolved in the June 3 primary with neither candidate winning at least 50 percent of the vote. “What a wonderful night!” said state Sen. Christopher B. McDaniel to a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters at the Hattiesburg

Palin Rallies for Chris McDaniel, Polls Still Close in Mississippi Senate Primary

Scandals – or often the appearance of scandal – can often derail a political campaign. This is especially true when a newcomer is battling an established and entrenched politician. A new poll heading into the final days of the bitter Mississippi Senate primary shows a close race, with incumbent Thad Cochran receiving 45% of the

Clash of GOP titans in Mississippi Senate race

 Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel’s barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family’s political machine. While Cochran has the backing of the