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Posted: December 7, 2013 at 3:42 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who turns 76 today, will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an incumbent who has delivered billions of dollars to his home state against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, 42, a Tea Party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.

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