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Man pleads guilty in case involving photo of Cochran's wife

MADISON — One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife has pleaded guilty. John Mary of Hattiesburg pleaded guilty today to one felony count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. The charges were filed by prosecutors under a plea agreement. Mary was sentenced to five years’ probation and was not jailed. ...

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McDaniel files formal challenge over primary loss to Cochran

ELLISVILLE — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, has formally asked the state Republican Party to overturn the June 24 election results and declare him the winner. But McDaniel faces high legal hurdles — with vague evidence — as he extends this midterm election year’s most bitter ...

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Gunn: State's GOP needs to heal after Senate primary battle

PHILADELPHIA — The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said yesterday. “The enemy is not other conservatives. The enemy is not even the Democratic Party,” Gunn, R-Clinton, said at the Neshoba County Fair. “The enemy is out-of-control spending, government ...

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Attorney: Could be weeks before grand jury considers Rose Cochran photo case

MADISON — An attorney said yesterday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi’s Republican primary. Kevin Camp is the defense attorney for Clayton Kelly, ...

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State GOP chairman calls on McDaniel to hurry with challenge

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef says Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so. “Since some have said they believe this election was stolen, every day that goes by without either a challenge or concession is bad for everyone involved, no matter which side of this primary ...

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Supreme Court deals blow to McDaniel's election challenge

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court said yesterday that it won’t reconsider its ruling that voters’ birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection. State Sen. Chris McDaniel had asked the nine justices to hold a hearing and reconsider the ruling they issued last week. Yesterday, the court said no. Two justices did not participate in ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington

The McDaniel campaign may yet have their day in court to plead foul play in Mississippi’s Republican Primary, but that seems an unlikely route for McDaniel to have the chance to represent the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate. No court will rule in his favor before November. The Federal Elections Commission may still investigate alleged reporting discrepancies ...

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McDaniel alleges GOP race-baiting; says party should be 'purged'

ELLISVILLE — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said today that other Republicans used “race-baiting” to hurt him in a U.S. Senate primary, and the GOP needs to be “purged” of people who use racially inflammatory campaign techniques against members of their own party. McDaniel lost the Republican primary runoff last month to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, but he has ...

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Justices rule against McDaniel as he seeks birthdates on poll books

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit clerks must redact voters’ birthdates before poll books are open for public inspection. The ruling is a blow to state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s effort to examine election materials as he seeks evidence of improper voting to challenge his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican ...

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