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Senator Cochran squeezes past Tea Party rival in Mississippi runoff

 U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday in a high-profile runoff election that pitted the Republican Party establishment against the insurgent Tea Party movement. The bitterly-fought election had become a multimillion-dollar referendum on the direction of the Republican Party as it tries to win control of the U.S. Senate

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

Mississippi: NRSC, left-wing blogs team up to smear McDaniel

Neil W. McCabe  The already tawdry Mississippi GOP Senate primary fight, between Sen. W. Thad Cochran and his challenger state Sen. Christopher G. McDaniel, just got tawdrier with the bizarre chain of events that began with May 16 ‘round midnight antics of a lone wolf political operator. Clayton Thomas Kelly, an independent blogger from Pearl,