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  • Mississippi Senate race, reflecting split within GOP, nears its finale

    Mississippi Senate race, reflecting split within GOP, nears its finale
    Sen. Thad Cochran's big campaign bus pulled up for its first stop of the day at the most impressive building in town — the local bank. Once beyond the building's grand white columns, the 76-year-old, six-term Republican politely shook hands with...
  • Echoes of Cantor's loss propel tea party's McDaniel in Mississippi

    At a catfish buffet dinner recently, Jackie Shirley said that the night Eric Cantor lost his GOP primary was the first time she'd paid attention to the news in a long while -- so exciting it was to see a top Republican toppled by a tea party unknown....
  • GOP Sen. Thad Cochran edges tea party's Chris McDaniel in Mississippi

    Republican Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly turned back tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi primary runoff Tuesday night, with the bitter campaign going down to the wire. McDaniel had narrowly led Cochran in the primary three weeks ago...
  • In Mississippi Senate contest, tea party comes up short

    Republican Sen. Thad Cochran rallied bedrock Republicans and black Democrats to narrowly squeak past tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's primary runoff Tuesday night as the bitter campaign shook up GOP politics, widening the rift...
  • Thad Cochran — A Republican surprise that shouldn't have been

    Thad Cochran — A Republican surprise that shouldn't have been
    Just a few years ago, this probably wouldn't have been worth mentioning: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term incumbent with a strong conservative record who had ceaselessly brought home the bacon for his state, defeated a Republican primary...
  • Chris McDaniel may fight Mississippi GOP Senate primary loss in court

    Chris McDaniel may fight Mississippi GOP Senate primary loss in court
    Sen. Thad Cochran's comeback victory in Mississippi's Republican Senate primary hardened the differences between the GOP's tea party and establishment wings Wednesday, raising the threat that the bitterness of the last several months of campaigning...
  • Race and the Mississippi election

    Race and the Mississippi election
    Tea party champion Chris McDaniel and his supporters are not amused by the irony of seeing their opponent in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, incumbent Thad Cochran, win by mobilizing black Democrats to turn out for him. I don't blame them for...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit

    WASHINGTON--The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a...
  • Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies

    Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies
    RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The...
  • Jim Lee: Demise of a great society

    A runoff election for a Senate seat in Mississippi got a lot of attention last week as a tea party favorite came close to knocking off a long-term establishment Republican, but as pundits focused on the strategies employed by Sen. Thad Cochran to maintain...
  • Democrats' Senate majority hinges on rallying key voting blocs

    Democrats headed into the Fourth of July recess facing stiff head winds in their quest to maintain a Senate majority this fall, contending with voters' unease over the economy and a slew of Washington controversies. But analysts say that a narrow path...
  • Cochran edges Tea Party challenger in Mississippi GOP primary

    Cochran edges Tea Party challenger in Mississippi GOP primary
    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday in a high-profile runoff election that pitted the Republican party's old guard against its anti-establishment Tea Party movement. The bitterly-fought...