Tea Party-aligned Chris McDaniel battled longtime incumbent Thad Cochran for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Mississippi in a race that remained too close to call with most ballots counted as of early today.
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran awaits his political fate tonight as voters cast ballots in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Republican runoff, a race that drew millions of dollars of spending from Tea Party and business groups.
There was a time when it was a good thing for a politician to bring home the bacon, or in the case of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the shrimp. In today’s divided Republican Party, it can get you in hot water.