Mississippi U.S. senator faces GOP runoff

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 5:59 a.m.

Chris McDaniel addresses supporters as his son Cambridge, 7, joins him on the stage late Tuesday in Hattiesburg, Miss. McDaniel holds a slight edge over U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the vote tally.

Forced into a Mississippi runoff, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel plunged into a three-week campaign Wednesday to pick a Republican candidate for the fall and settle the Tea Party's best chance of the year to topple a pillar of the establishment.

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