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Mississippi Republican Senate primary too close to call
Mississippi Republican Senate primary too close to call

Republican Thad Cochran, the genteel Southerner who has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for nearly half of his life, battled for his political future against tea party upstart Chris McDaniel in a race that was too close to call late Tuesday. The conservative state emerged as the most competitive - and brutal - of the primary season, which has largely played out on the Republican side of the aisle as hard-right candidates try to topple establishment favorites. If neither Mississippi candidate clears 50% - possible because a third candidate is in the race - Cochran and McDaniel would be in a runoff in three weeks.  “Go out and vote,” implored the McDaniel team...

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