Miss. voters to pick GOP nominee in Tuesday runoff

McClatchy Washington BureauJune 23, 2014 

Senate Mississippi

Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin introduces U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel at a rally Friday, May 29, 2014 at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran.

GEORGE CLARK — AP

The duel between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel ends Tuesday, as Mississippi voters pick—finally—a Republican U.S. Senate nominee. McDaniel inched ahead of Cochran in the June 3 primary, but fell just short of the majority needs to win outright, forcing a runoff. Since then, the two candidates have barnstormed the state in search of a few thousand more votes. The gentlemanly Cochran touts his experience, while the hard-charging McDaniel offers himself as an energetic, committed conservative. The winner of tonight’s runoff is widely expected to win the seat in November.

Mississippi's runoff

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