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Pro-Cochran Super PAC Paid for Black Voter Drive

Mississippi Conservatives was the group's only source of money

(Newser) - In the run-up to Mississippi's Republican Senate primary, a group called All Citizens for Mississippi worked to get out the black vote. But the only donor to All Citizens for Mississippi was Mississippi Conservatives, a super PAC devoted to reelecting Republican incumbent Thad Cochran, the AP reports based on... More »

Thad Cochran Opponent: We'll Challenge Results

Chris McDaniel says he's found 5K voting irregularities

(Newser) - The man who lost a Mississippi primary challenge to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran—but hasn't conceded—has confirmed reports he'll challenge the results. "We believe on that night of June 24 there were thousands of irregularities," State Sen. Chris McDaniel tells CNN , noting that his legal... More »

Mississippi Tea Party Figure in Controversy Found Dead

Attorney Mark Mayfield apparently shot himself

(Newser) - One sad coda to Mississippi's brutal Senate seat fight : A state Tea Party leader facing conspiracy charges over campaign tactics has been found dead in an apparent suicide, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Mark Mayfield was vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and a respected attorney in the state, but... More »

Cochran Edges Tea Party Challenger, Rangel Leads in NY

McDaniel eyes legal challenge in Mississippi

(Newser) - Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has edged out Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in an extremely tight run-off election, according to the AP , which gives the six-term GOP veteran 51% to McDaniel's 49% with 99% of precincts reporting. The heated three-week race saw Cochran take the unusual step of... More »

Tough GOP-Tea Party Primary Heads for Runoff

Mississippi's Cochran-McDaniel duel not over yet

(Newser) - 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% of the state's precincts showed McDaniel with slightly more than 49% of the vote in... More »

Mississippi's Crazy Election Scandal Just Got Crazier

Tea party official arrested in connection with video of Sen. Cochran's bedridden wife

(Newser) - GOP Sen. Thad Cochran is in a dogfight to keep his seat in Mississippi ahead of next month's primary, but as crunch time nears, what's the big topic in his race against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel? A secretly made video of Cochran's bedridden wife in a... More »

Blogger Accused of Photographing Senator's Wife in Nursing Home

Opponent's knowledge of incident raises questions: Thad Cochran campaign

(Newser) - A political blogger has been arrested for allegedly sneaking into a nursing home and photographing a "vulnerable resident," the Washington Post reports. The victim: the bedridden wife of Sen. Thad Cochran, says a family lawyer. Blogger Clayton Kelly, 28, is said to have posted his photo in a... More »

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