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Mississippi Senate race, reflecting split within GOP, nears its finale
Mississippi Senate race, reflecting split within GOP, nears its finale

Sen. Thad Cochran's big campaign bus pulled up for its first stop of the day at the most impressive building in town — the local bank. Once beyond the building's grand white columns, the 76-year-old, six-term Republican politely shook hands with customers lined up for the tellers — as he did on the next stop, at another bank the town over, and at a lunchtime visit to the Rotary Club. Some 160 miles farther south, near Biloxi, his challenger, Chris McDaniel, whipped up the crowd at a catfish dinner and a tea-party-sponsored event at a Gulf Coast community center. With an almost religious-revival call-and-response, McDaniel promised to end "crony capitalism" and derided the federal money...

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