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  • Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters as his son Cambridge, 7, joins him on the stage at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss., on election night. With a third candidate on the ballot, neither Mr. Cochran nor Mr. McDaniel managed to get at least 50 percent plus one vote, the threshold to win outright and avoid a June 24 runoff.
(Associated Press)

    Grass-roots zeal favors tea party's McDaniel over Cochran in Mississippi runoff

    The tea party and its allies took a major step toward getting their first win over a high-profile incumbent in the 2014 primary season after state Sen. Chris McDaniel forced six-term Sen. Thad Cochran into a three-week runoff that political analysts say will boil down to turnout — likely favoring the challenger and his ardent supporters.


  • Supporters for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., cheer and wave signs as they wait for comments from his campaign staff, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel and six-term Cochran dueled inconclusively Tuesday night in Mississippi's Republican primary election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Club for Growth: Sen. Cochran should drop out of Mississippi race

    The president of The Club for Growth called on Sen. Thad Cochran to end his re-election bid after no clear winner emerged in his showdown with state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP primary.


  • ** FILE ** Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (Associated Press)

    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour: Sen. Thad Cochran's rivals are 'phonies'

    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Sen. Thad Cochran Wednesday, warning in an op-ed for a local newspaper that the veteran GOP lawmaker is under attack from hypocrites and "out-of-state phonies" who are distorting his record ahead of the Republican primary this summer.


  • House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Club for Growth: Budget deal could hurt GOP incumbents on Election Day

    The Club for Growth on Wednesday came out against the budget deal that congressional negotiators unveiled Tuesday, warning that the proposal could come back to haunt Republican incumbents at the ballot box.


  • **FILE** Rep. Michael K. Simpson, Idaho Republican (Associated Press)

    New battlefront emerges in war between Republicans, tea party

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new push to get involved in Republican primaries by defending incumbents against tea party challengers could actually make it easier to unseat them, according to the head of the influential Club for Growth.


  • Chris Chocola

    LAMBRO: Bucking big-government conservatives

    Chris Chocola likes taking on his party's establishment and beating it at its own game. That's what he does for a living, and he has helped pull off some big upsets.


  • Lugar

    Club for Growth targeting 'establishment' GOP candidates

    If longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana loses his Republican primary Tuesday, several factors invariably will be blamed for his downfall: His advanced age (80); the aggressive campaign of his challenger, and the lawmaker's moderate views, which increasingly rub against a party pulling to the political right.


  •  Jimmy Carter  (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics

    Club for Growth's political arms on Tuesday launched a media attack against three moderate Republican congressional candidates in battleground states, accusing them of failing to live up to conservative fiscal principles.


  • Donald Trump says Karl Rove, who called Mr. Trump's possible presidential bid a "joke," indirectly "gave us Barack Obama" with policies he promoted in the George W. Bush administration. (Associated Press)

    KUHNER: GOP establishment targets Trump

    Donald Trump is giving the Republican establishment cardiac arrest. It is trying to destroy his credibility as a viable presidential candidate in 2012. It is easy to see why: Mr. Trump is soaring in the polls. Over the past month, the billionaire real estate mogul has catapulted to the top of the prospective GOP field, closely trailing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.


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