Log Out | Member Center

96°F

98°/71°

Tea party pins 2014 hope to tight Mississippi Senate race

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Monday, June 2, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.

— Amid what could be the tea party’s last hope for victory this spring, Mississippi’s neck-and-neck Republican Senate race Tuesday between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel, has the potential to irrevocably impact the anti-establishment group, which has caused a rift in the Republican Party.

Yet, as the GOP tries to reclaim a majority in the Senate this November, the retirement of Democratic senators in Iowa and in South Dakota, also holding primaries Tuesday, could be good news for Republicans, who are expected to nominate strong candidates. In the general election, these seats could switch from Democratic to Republican.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs