Worthy Christian News » Cochran Barely Holds Off Tea Party Challenger McDaniel in tight GOP Senate Race

christian news

Worthy Christian News » Cochran Barely Holds Off Tea Party Challenger McDaniel in tight GOP Senate Race

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– Six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran came from behind to narrowly beat Tea Party Challenger Chris McDaniel in a nail-biter that was too close to call for most of the night.

With nearly 100 percent of the precincts reporting, the unofficial returns show Cochran leading McDaniel 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent, just over 6,600 votes.

But it appears as though Cochran's strategy of expanding the electorate and luring Republicans and even Democrats, including African Americans, to the polls who did not vote on June 3, paid dividends. In the immediate days following the June 3 primary, the Cochran campaign and the senator's outside supporters laid out their strategy in interview with the Washington Examiner.

 

The race attracted about $12 million in spending from outside groups.

During his concession speech in Hattiesburg, McDaniel spoke defiantly to a crowd of supporters telling them there was ‚Äúnothing dangerous or extreme about wanting to balance a budget, about defending the constitution and the civil liberties therein or for standing as people of faith for a country we built, that we believe in," he said. — Fox News

 

But McDaniel didn't concede Tuesday night and in a speech to supporters referenced "dozens of irregularities" in voting Tuesday and indicated he would challenge the results over Democrats voting in the Republican primary.

McDaniel in his speech to supporters in Hattiesburg blamed the loss on "liberal Democrats" voting in the GOP primary runoff and said, "now our job is to make sure the sanctity of this vote is upheld, make sure the Republican primary was won by Republican voters." — Clarion Ledger

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy News. All rights reserved.

Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

No Comment

Leave a Reply

Make us your homepage

What is Worthy News?

Worthy News is an independent Christian news agency which reports news not covered by other outlets, on key developments in a rapidly changing world. Worthy News reaches both Christians and non-Christians around the globe and strives to be balanced and make a difference in these strategic times.

Worthy News. Reliable-Trustworthy-Cutting Edge

Recommended Links

  • Editor’s Picks

  • Latest News

  • Most Read This Month

  • Most Read Today


  • 1999-2014 Worthy Christian News » Cochran Barely Holds Off Tea Party Challenger McDaniel in tight GOP Senate Race