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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Study: Ideological battles create fireworks, but the political center will rule

    WASHINGTON Most voters are unpredictable, frustrated and don't cling to strong ideologies and they have the potential to strongly impact the 2014 political races, according to a new Pew Research Center study released Thursday. Ideological wings may...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GOP still faces war with tea party

    WASHINGTON The Republican Party establishment once again won a big battle, this time in Mississippi. But it's still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. Tea party activists and rebellious conservative groups were fuming Wednesday...
  • Cochran takes early lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran opened up an early lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. McDaniel barely finished ahead of...
  • Cochran clings to small lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran stubbornly clung to a small lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. Cochran, 76, was seeking...
  • 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...
  • Cochran wins, tea party loses in Mississippi

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran won the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination Tuesday, edging upstart challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party movement. The runoff election victory by the savvy Washington insider was a rebuff to the tea party and...
  • 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...