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JUN 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cochran win in Miss. a blow to tea party movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington establishment delivered a punch to the gut of the tea party movement Tuesday as Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, a mainstream conservative with more than 40 years congressional experience, narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Unsuccessful in earlier Republican primaries in Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina, outside conservative organizations and tea party groups had invested millions in Mississippi in hopes of knocking out six-term Sen. Cochran. Part of the House GOP leadership, Lankford defeated T.W. Shannon, a ... Read More

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