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Republican Sen. Thad Cochran: As a kid, I did ‘all kinds of indecent things with animals’

In a campaign appearance on Tuesday, embattled Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran (R) raised eyebrows with what appeared to be an off-color joke about his rural boyhood. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported that Cochran was addressing a group of donors and supporters at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. The senator explained his…

Bitter GOP senate primary in Mississippi officially heads to runoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel on Wednesday formally headed to a Republican Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, launching what is expected to be an expensive and bitter three-week campaign sprint. With all precincts counted in Tuesday’s primary, both candidates fell just short of…