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ol-manOn Tuesday night, long time incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the GOP Senate primary by a mere 6,800 votes. This razor thin margin was due to an influx of Democrats who entered the Republican primary to vote for Cochran.

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The Tea Party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a GOP runoff to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran said Wednesday he is weighing whether to challenge the result of the race.

Cochran was declared the winner of the tight race by a 6,373-vote advantage late Tuesday night over state Sen. Chris McDaniel. However, McDaniel has not explicitly conceded, instead complaining of "dozens of irregularities" that he has implied were due to Cochran courting Democrats and independents.

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WASHINGTON – Battling for his political survival, six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly edged out challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race that was too close to call for much of the night.

Neither candidate won the GOP nomination outright in the state's June 3 primary. The runoff was to be a test of whether the Senate veteran Cochran could win over voters with his Washington seniority and clout.

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WASHINGTON – Battling for his political survival, six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly edged out challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race that was too close to call for much of the night.

Neither candidate won the GOP nomination outright in the state's June 3 primary. The runoff was to be a test of whether the Senate veteran Cochran could win over voters with his Washington seniority and clout.

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WASHINGTON – Battling for his political survival, six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly edged out challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race that was too close to call for much of the night.

Neither candidate won the GOP nomination outright in the state's June 3 primary. The runoff was to be a test of whether the congressional veteran, Cochran, could win over voters with his Washington seniority and clout.

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crouere-wgso-webcast How important is seniority and clout in the U.S. Congress? 

That issue is being tested during this 2014 election season in various states and particularly within the Republican Party as the Tea Party candidates are taking on the mainstream incumbents. 

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What do breasts, "mamacitas" and indecent acts with animals have in common? They’re all mudballs the campaigns of Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel are throwing at each other in hopes of gaining the edge ahead of next Tuesday’s runoff election in Mississippi.

It’s impossible to know who has the advantage at this point in the Republican primary contest. A new poll from Democratic pollster Chism Strategies shows Cochran leading 48-47 percent.

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