DC Decoder Republicans and race: why Mississippi drama matters

At an emotional meeting in Chicago, the Republican National Committee steered clear of 'race-baiting' allegations in Mississippi's GOP Senate runoff. But the issue of how Republicans reach out to blacks is very much alive. 

By , Staff writer

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The long drama known as the Mississippi Republican primary of 2014 is winding down. Tea partyer Chris McDanielโ€™s effort to undo the victory of veteran US Sen. Thad Cochran in a June runoff is headed to state court โ€“ at best, a long shot for the young state senator.