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Arrest of blogger further roils bitter Mississippi Senate primary
Arrest of blogger further roils bitter Mississippi Senate primary

The arrest of a conservative blogger who authorities say posted a video showing the ill wife of Sen. Thad Cochran threatens to upend Mississippi's already bitterly contested Republican Senate primary as it draws to a close. Clayton Kelly, who authors the "Constitutional Clayton" blog and has written in support of Cochran's tea party-backed challenger, Chris McDaniel, was charged over the weekend with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. He is accused of entering Rose Cochran's room at a Madison, Miss., nursing home, and taking photos that were eventually put together and posted briefly to YouTube last month. Rose Cochran, the senator's wife of nearly 50...

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