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Cochran seeks 7th term, sets up another tea party primary battle

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Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, ended the speculation about his political future Friday by announcing that he will seek a seventh term in the Senate, according to Gannett.

Mr. Cochran, 76, will square off against state Sen. Chris McDaniel — setting up another battle within the GOP between an establishment candidate and a tea-party backed challenger.

Mr. Cochran is the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, was the former top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, and has served in Congress since 1973.

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