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McDaniel calls Cochran's accusations over blogger's photograph 'absurd witch hunt'

Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel

Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran

The mudslinging over a blogger taking a photograph of the ill wife of a U.S. Senator is far from over.

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign says his Republican primary challenger failed to report a potential crime to authorities after learning someone briefly posted an online video with an unauthorized photo of Cochran’s bedridden wife in a nursing home.

Challenger Chris McDaniel says he had nothing to do with the video and won’t engage the Cochran campaign in an “absurd witch hunt.”

Today’s exchange of statements came a day before a scheduled court appearance for Clayton Thomas Kelly, a conservative blogger who’s charged with a felony, exploiting a vulnerable adult.

Authorities charge Kelly photographed Rose Cochran, without permission, in the nursing home where she has lived the past 13 years.

Cochran faces McDaniel in the June 3 primary. McDaniel is a state lawmaker.

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