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Mississippi GOP primary heads for runoff

With 100% of precincts reporting results, CNN can report that the Mississippi Republican Senate primary is headed for a June 24 runoff.<p>Sen. Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel will battle again after both candidates fell short of the 50% threshold needed to avoid another contest.<p>The race is a …

Mississippi Runoff Bad News for Thad Cochran

<b>A runoff is likely in Mississippi, and that isn’t good news for Cochran</b><p>With 99.5% precincts reporting, Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel leads incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) by just more than 2,000 votes in Mississippi’s GOP Senate race. And with no one reaching 50% -- McDaniel is at 49.6% …

Primary problems: GOP women struggle to come out on top

Erika Harold, a biracial, former Miss America-turned-Harvard Law School-educated attorney in her 30s, would seem to be the type of congressional candidate the Republican Party would break its neck to back in a race.<p>But, as she barnstormed across Illinois' 13th Congressional District in a maverick …