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Republicans look to regroup after turbulent primary runoff

JACKSON — The Mississippi Republican Party will need to mend rifts within its own ranks after a bitter primary between six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and a tea party-backed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Cochran won a primary runoff last week, but McDaniel’s ability to collect 49 percent against a longtime incumbent could embolden other […] [...]

McDaniel camp still examining poll books for irregularities

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The campaign of tea party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel says volunteers are trying to examine poll books in all 82 Mississippi counties as he decides whether to appeal Republican primary runoff results. Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran topped McDaniel by nearly 6,800 votes last Tuesday. Cochran received 51 percent. McDaniel campaign spokesman Noel […] [...]

McDaniel not conceding to Cochran, but supporters are

JACKSON — Tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel still isn’t conceding to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff, but some groups that spent millions supporting McDaniel are walking away. McDaniel supporters are examining poll books to try to find people who voted in a Democratic primary June 3 and the Republican runoff […] [...]

GOP consultant: Tea party complaints ‘racist and stupid’

JACKSON — National Republican leaders trying to appeal to non-white voters are cringing over Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s complaints that Democrats — most of whom are black in Mississippi — voted in the state’s GOP Senate runoff and helped six-term incumbent Thad Cochran capture the party nomination. “The more the tea party complains about how […] [...]

Judge tosses lawsuit over crossover voting in GOP runoff

LAUREL — A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a supporter of Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel aimed at preventing crossover voting in yesterday’s GOP runoff. Ronald W. Swindall filed the lawsuit Monday in chancery court in Jones County. Yesterday, he asked Chancery Judge Deborah Gambrell to dismiss the lawsuit and she did. […] [...]

Magee wins Democratic runoff in 3rd Congressional District race

MENDENHALL — Doug Magee of Mendenhall turned back a challenge from Dennis Quinn of Magnolia yesterday in the Democrat runoff in the 3rd Congressional District. Magee now faces incumbent Republican Gregg Harper of Pearl, independent Roger Gerrard and Reform Party candidate Barbara Dale Washer on Nov. 4. With all precincts reporting, Magee led with 52 […] [...]

Congressman Nunnelee regaining speech after brain surgery

HOUSTON, Texas — Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s staff says the lawmaker’s speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery. His office said that the 55-year-old Republican will continue speech and mobility rehabilitation for about another two weeks in Texas. […] [...]

Absentee ballots pouring in for Cochran-McDaniel race

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Election officials report heavy absentee voting leading into Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate, an indication of high interest in the intensely fought race between six-term Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The candidates’ campaigns and independent groups have spent millions of dollars on a steady […] [...]

Cochran looking to pull more Coast voters in runoff

PASCAGOULA — Hundreds of workers arrive at sunrise at the Ingalls shipyard on the Gulf Coast, and there to greet them are a dozen campaign volunteers with fliers and signs that say, “Save our Jobs.” In the middle is a small, white-haired man shaking the hand of anyone willing to take his own. “I’m Thad […] [...]

DA: No evidence of crime involving tea party officials in locked courthouse

JACKSON — In a letter to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, District Attorney Robert Smith repeated what he has said before: he found no evidence that a crime was committed when three tea party members became locked inside the courthouse on June 3 election night. The report delivered to supervisors yesterday included a cover […] [...]

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