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Tea Party urges Chris McDaniel to run as write-in after black Democrats ‘steal’ primary

Chris McDaniel failed to unseat U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary, and Tea Party activists are taking the loss as hard as the candidate. McDaniel, a state senator and former conservative talk show host, may challenge the results of Tuesday’s runoff election, according to some supporters, and…

MS Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly wins GOP runoff against Tea Party’s Chris McDaniel

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran (R) fended off the challenge of former state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a hotly-contested GOP primary late Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported. Cochran, who never trailed throughout the night but saw his lead ebb and flow, ultimately gathered 50.6 percent of the vote to McDaniel’s…

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…

Deputies want to know why Tea Partiers got locked in MS courthouse where ballots counted

Authorities in Mississippi are trying to determine how three Tea Party officials wound up locked inside a courthouse hours after ballots were counted in an extremely tight Republican primary election. Incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel will face off in a runoff election later this month after…

Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel forces runoff vs. MS GOP Sen. Thad Cochran

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel battled to a virtual draw on Tuesday in their bitter Republican Senate primary and appeared headed to a rematch in a June 24 runoff. Neither candidate appeared likely to capture the 50 percent of the vote needed for a…

Tea Party leader arrested as creepy plot to photo Mississippi senator’s wife unravels

The vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party was among three men arrested in connection with a political blogger’s latest attempt to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) wife as she slept inside her nursing home, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported on Thursday. [Editor's note: This story has been updated. Please see…

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