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Cochran-McDaniel, Taylor-Palazzo races too close to call

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Locked in a race that won’t end, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 run-off after battling to a near-draw yesterday in a primary that underscored Republican differences. Unofficial returns from 98 percent of the state’s precincts showed McDaniel with slightly over 49 percent of the vote in ...

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Santorum, Palin backing McDaniel over Cochran

WASHINGTON — The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week’s primary. Former presidential contender Rick Santorum and ex-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin are the latest Republican stars to lend a hand to Chris McDaniel. The two are appearing in separate ads ...

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Mississippi's moment in the political sun

It was sort of like the occasional total eclipse of the sun, an event that occurs only rarely and when it does everyone makes it a point to watch because it will be a while before it happens again. Of course I am referring to the Republican Presidential primary that played out in Mississippi during the week culminating in the ...

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GOP comes to Mississippi

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all vying for Mississippi votes ahead of tomorrow’s critical primary. The three candidates made sure the Magnolia State was thoroughly courted last week with campaign stops across the state from Tupelo to Gulfport. National polling has Romney out front at 35% following a Thursday endorsement by Gov. Phil Bryant and numerous state ...

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