Will it be 'lights out' for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran?




 
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June 5th, 2014  
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Topic: Will it be 'lights out' for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran?


National Republicans find themselves in a political jam over the looming Senate runoff in Mississippi, with some establishment operatives now wishing that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel had just won outright or that six-term incumbent Thad Cochran hadnít run at all. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is in the most uncomfortable spot, as the top institutional defender of incumbents. It is pledging its full support to Cochran while also having to grapple with the reality that McDaniel, who may well win the nomination, is a political figure it canít control, and giving Democrats reason to dream about a seat in Mississippi for the first time since Dixiecrats fell out of vogue.




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