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Published: Tuesday, 6/24/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

Cochran defeats McDaniel in Mississippi Republican primary


WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a high-profile runoff election that pitted the Republican Party establishment against the insurgent Tea Party movement, media outlets predicted on Tuesday.

The election had become a multimillion-dollar referendum on the direction of the Republican Party as it tries to win control of the U.S. Senate in the November congressional elections.

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