Tight runoff reflects GOP divide

Dismay, anger flash over Cochran’s victory in Mississippi

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 5:22 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran addresses supporters at his victory party Tuesday night in Jackson, Miss. His Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel, has refused to concede, saying he will probe “irregularities” in the runoff.

Republicans reacted Wednesday to Sen. Thad Cochran's victory-by-inches in a primary runoff in Mississippi with a mix of views that reflected the sharp divide between the party's establishment and Tea Party.

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