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  • 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...
  • Tea party tested in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Months of combat between establishment favorite Thad Cochran and upstart challenger Chris McDaniel was to end Tuesday as Mississippi voters were picking a Republican Senate nominee in a runoff election that has tested the tea party's appeal....
  • GOP clash in Mississippi comes down to undecided voters � who may not vote

    D'LO, Miss. The closing days of the Mississippi Republican Senate campaign are a town-by-town search for elusive votes, and places such as little Simpson County matter. This cluster of small cities and wide open green spaces just south of Jackson was...
  • Despite some 2014 successes, tea party is fading as a brand

    COLUMBUS, Miss. He's just the kind of candidate the tea party likes: deeply conservative, an outsider, and a challenge to the Washington establishment. Yet Chris McDaniel rarely utters the words "tea party" as he campaigns against Sen. Thad Cochran, R-...
  • The myth of Reagan: Senate candidate glosses over reality

    PEARL, Miss. "I am a Reaganite," Chris McDaniel proclaimed with pride. He hushed the crowd at the community center Wednesday evening in Pearl, Miss., with his tale of how, when he was a 13-year-old, "my dad called me into a room" to watch a Ronald Reagan...
  • Tea party hangs on to seat at the kids' table

    The tea party, joined by right-wing populists who just don't want to take it anymore, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week, and they didn't even get a lousy T-shirt for their trouble. Before you could say "Beltway," the third-ranking...
  • Analysis: In Senate runoff, Mississippi's GOP establishment under siege

    Haley Barbour is the most popular modern Mississippi politician. His portly stature and marble-mouthed drawl were already something out of central casting for a Mississippi governor when elected in 2003; his performance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina...
  • Young-gun Cantor couldn't overcome Brat's ground game

    About that stunning defeat. Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP establishment. The tea-party...
  • No longer a faction, tea party calls shots for Republicans

    The Republican Party's reliance on tea party support is like an addict's dependence on a dangerous drug: It may feel good at first, but eventually it eats you alive. No House majority leader had ever been ousted in a primary before Eric Cantor's...
  • In Mississippi race, Cochran must defend his conservatism

    ACKERMAN, Mo. In Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran is regarded as a reliable conservative. In Mississippi, angry Republicans brand him a liberal. As Cochran fights to win renomination in a June 24 Republican runoff against a tea-party challenger, the race...
  • Has Mississippi Senate battle put Cochran's genteel politics on ropes?

    RICHLAND, Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran's style combines two elements that are fading fast from the American scene: the dapper Southern gentleman and the political veteran gently asking voters to judge him on his work, not his rhetoric. The Mississippi...
  • Virginia victory gives tea party 'caffeine jolt' for coming elections

    As soon as a little-known conservative toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday night, tea party enthusiasts turned their sights to the next big election-year targets: Mississippi and Kansas. The two states are next up on the GOP's primary...