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June 25, 2014


Cochran Rebounds in Mississippi to Win Runoff

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) "has won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate for the seventh time, squeaking past challenger Chris McDaniel (R) in a runoff Tuesday," the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports.

"But McDaniel didn't concede Tuesday night and in a speech to supporters referenced 'dozens of irregularities' in voting Tuesday and indicated he would challenge the results over Democrats voting in the Republican primary."

Nate Cohn: "The Cochran campaign's efforts to appeal to Democratic-leaning black voters appeared to succeed. The increase in turnout was largest in heavily black counties, particularly in the Mississippi Delta. Over all, turnout rose by 43% in the counties where black voters make up more than 65% of eligible voters."

National Journal: "Over 347,000 voters cast ballots in the runoff, a higher total than in the primary -- marking the first time in 30 years that has happened in any Senate race."

Rick Hasen: What's next for McDaniel?












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