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June 04, 2014


Questions for the Mississippi Runoff

First Read says that if Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) "was in trouble before the last night, he's in bigger trouble today."

Two questions: "One, do pro-Cochran outside groups try to prop up the incumbent? McDaniel has benefitted from outside groups so far, but does Haley Barbour now bring in the cavalry to save Cochran? Two, what does the National Republican Senatorial Committee do in the runoff? In the original primary, not only was it backing the incumbent Cochran, it also went for the kill against McDaniel -- helping to turn those arrests into a national story. We bet the folks at the NRSC are doing some polling right now to see how electable, or unelectable, McDaniel could be in a general election. As we wrote yesterday, Democrats have a semi-credible candidate waiting in the wings to face the runoff winner: former Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS)."












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