June 25, 2014 6:12 PM

Thad Cochran won by appealing to black voters

The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi’s runoff on Tuesday by Sen. Thad Cochran and the state's GOP establishment, were not the most gracious: “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats.”

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