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Echoes of Cantor's loss propel tea party's McDaniel in Mississippi
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. Now, the hospital fitness center director is hoping for the same outcome Tuesday in Mississippi, as Republican Sen. Thad Cochran struggles for the party nomination against upstart Chris McDaniel. "People are waking up," Shirley said at a highway restaurant serving catfish and hush puppies, where McDaniel held a meet-and-greet with voters in the week before Tuesday's runoff election. "The momentum is just getting...

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