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Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, narrowly defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a runoff for his party's nomination to U.S. Senate. (Associated Press)
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Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, narrowly defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a runoff for his party's nomination to U.S. Senate. (Associated Press)

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