Tag: Thad Cochran

McDaniel Sues Over Cochran GOP Win

Tea Party-backed State Sen. Chris McDaniel is just not giving up. McDaniel, who lost the Republican primary against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in a runoff election in June, sued in state court on Thursday, hoping to force a judge to either declare him the winner of the election or order a new runoff. Cochran…

Sen. Thad Cochran defeats tea party challenger, survives runoff

Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran survived a GOP runoff against tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday, the Associate Press reported. The six-term, 76-year-old lawmaker barely won the race which went into overtime earlier this month after neither Cochran nor McDaniel reached 50 percent of the votes. Photo: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., survived a runoff…

Mississippi Primary Too Close to Call

It looks like the battle by six-term incumbent Thad Cochran to hold on to his Senate seat in Mississippi won’t be getting easier any time soon. The Republican faced a formidable challenge from Tea Party state senator Chris McDaniel in Tuesday’s primary, which experts say will likely necessitate a runoff. Neither candidate appears to have…