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Mississippi GOP Senate race too close to call

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Monday, June 2, 2014, at 10:50 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 8:49 p.m.

One day to go, and Mississippi’s Republican U.S. Senate race appears too close to call.

Polling last week found virtually the same result: A virtual tie.

Red Racing Horses, a Republican-leaning blog, found Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., ahead of State Sen. Chris McDaniel, 42 to 41 percent.

Twelve percent remained undecided. The poll of 374 adults was taken May 28 and 29.

Chism Strategies also polled May 29, and found McDaniel up 46 to 44 percent. “This race is too close to project a winner,’’ a poll analysis said. It questioned 813 people.

Cochran, first elected to the Senate in 1978, is fighting for his political life against a candidate with extensive backing from hardcore conservative groups, including the grassroots tea party movement.

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