Politics & Government

June 23, 2014

Miss. voters to pick GOP nominee in Tuesday runoff

The duel between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel ends Tuesday, as Mississippi voters pick—finally—a Republican U.S. Senate nominee. McDaniel inched ahead of Cochran in the June 3 primary, but fell just short of the majority needs to win outright, forcing a runoff.

The duel between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel ends Tuesday, as Mississippi voters pick—finally—a Republican U.S. Senate nominee. McDaniel inched ahead of Cochran in the June 3 primary, but fell just short of the majority needs to win outright, forcing a runoff. Since then, the two candidates have barnstormed the state in search of a few thousand more votes. The gentlemanly Cochran touts his experience, while the hard-charging McDaniel offers himself as an energetic, committed conservative. The winner of tonight’s runoff is widely expected to win the seat in November.

Mississippi's runoff

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