June 25, 2014 •
Cochran Defeats McDaniel in Mississippi GOP Senate Primary Runoff
In a tight race Tuesday, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran secured the GOP Senate nomination with 50.8 percent of the vote. Cochran battled tea party candidate Chris McDaniel in a federal runoff after neither candidate carried enough votes in the June 3 primary to capture the nomination.
Although McDaniel’s campaign has not made a decision whether to challenge the results, Cochran’s win ends a somewhat bizarre and expensive political battle between the two candidates.
In November, Cochran will face Democrat Travis Childers; if elected, Cochran will serve a seventh consecutive Senate term.
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