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  1. Mississippi Candidates Get Another Swing at Primary Win

    Everyone deserves a second chance. And Republican incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran gets his on Tuesday, in a runoff with Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel in Mississippi for the GOP Senate nomination. Neither man won enough votes in the first round to claim victory in a battle reflecting conservative ideological splits nationwide. In this case, it’s between a GOP fixture known for funneling millions of federal dollars into state programs and a hotheaded young Tea Partier. Even celebrities have been jumping into the ring — NFL legend Brett Favre describes Cochran as a “proven and respected leader” in a new ad. 

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