The Mississippi Republican primary between Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed Chris McDaniel has been ugly and could get worse. Ted Cruz is jumping in, and McDaniel is moving toward a legal challenge.
Tea party challenger Chris McDaniel and his supporters are refusing to acknowledge that they lost a Mississippi Republican primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran, meaning an already-weird race is getting weirder by the day.
Mark Mayfield, an official with the conservative tea party movement charged with conspiring to take photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said.
Tea party insurgent Chris McDaniel has momentum as he seeks to unseat Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in Tuesday's GOP runoff in Mississippi. Team Cochran hopes outreach to black voters will save the day.
Sen. Thad Cochran is facing a tight runoff Tuesday in the Republican primary with the tea party-backed Chris McDaniel. Looking for an edge, he's appealing to African-American voters. It's a tactic that has raised eyebrows.
Tea party Republican Chris McDaniel barely leads Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi primary, with the race perhaps heading to a June 24 runoff. If Mr. McDaniel wins, Democrats hope he could implode like other tea party candidates have.