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African American voters ask for Cochran's help after runoff victory

JACKSON — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the ...

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McDaniel delivers challenge notice to Cochran's son

ELLISVILLE — The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is taking the first step to challenge the outcome. Chris McDaniel’s campaign said it believes it has found about 4,900 examples of improper voting in the June 24 runoff. Most were by people who apparently voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and the Republican ...

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McDaniel still not conceding; fight over poll books continues

JACKSON — State Sen. Chris McDaniel has presented no evidence to support his claim that voter fraud pushed Senate incumbent Thad Cochran to victory in Mississippi’s GOP runoff. And without evidence, the tea party-backed hopeful is going to have a tough time overturning Cochran’s nearly 6,800-vote win. But a week after the balloting, McDaniel isn’t giving up. McDaniel spokesman Noel ...

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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 tea party Republicans hoping to ...

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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 Tuesday. “This is being done ...

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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 black voters vote for Republicans, ...

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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. Mississippi voters do not register ...

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With Cochran victory, Dems and GOP must regroup

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Fresh off Sen. Thad Cochran’s comeback to defeat tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s bitter Republican Senate runoff, the general election matchup between the six-term incumbent and Democratic former Congressman Travis Childers features two pragmatists each trying to wrest a winning coalition out of a jumbled primary. Cochran will have to chase Republicans who backed his ...

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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 percent of the vote. Quinn ...

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More than 19,000 absentee ballot requests made for runoff elections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Statewide Election Management System, 19,144 absentee ballots had been requested as of 9 a.m. yesterday for runoff primary elections being conducted today. This compares to 18,036 total absentee ballots requested in the June 3 Democratic Party and Republican Party primary elections. “Mississippians across the state realize the importance of every single vote in this ...

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