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  1. Cochran Squeaks Past Tea Party Challenger

    Six-term Senator Thad Cochran edged past Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel by 1.4 percent of the vote in Mississippi’s GOP primary. Democrats crossed over to participate in the hotly contested runoff, coming to the 76-year-old Cochran’s rescue while protesting the controversial McDaniel, 41, a former talk-radio host. “There is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that is decided by liberal Democrats,” McDaniel tweeted , pondering the sanctity of the vote and refusing to concede.

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