Mississippi's Cochran just ahead of Tea Party rival

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 5:34 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., waves to supporters Tuesday night at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson after taking a narrow lead over Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff for the Republican nomination for the Senate. Cochran had appealed to traditionally Democratic voters to help him keep his seat.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran held a narrow lead over Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel in the Republican primary runoff Tuesday in Mississippi, one of several states where voters went to the polls.

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