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AP: Mississippi Republican Senate primary going to runoff

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel are headed to a June 24 runoff in the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.

With most precincts reporting and an unknown number of mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, unofficial results showed McDaniel with a slight lead Wednesday over Cochran in the three-way race.

Neither McDaniel nor Cochran received a majority of the vote, which would be needed to avoid a runoff in three weeks. If you didn't vote in the last primary you still may vote in the runoff.
 
Both candidates were out rallying support Wednesday from voters. McDaniel was on the coast.
  
"We're going to get out there and shake as many hands as we can and get to know as many Mississippians as we can," said McDaniels. "We're going to keep traveling the state, the people of Mississippi need to hear from their senator they need to talk to me and answer questions and have me answer questions."
 
Senator Cochran spoke to the media for the first time since the polls closed Tuesday.
  
"We're going to work as hard as we can to win the election. Getting around and meeting the voters and asking for their support in this election, very important election, it's important to our state and to our national united state lawmakers too," said Senator Cochran.Tom Carey, a real estate agent who ran a low-budget campaign, drew a small share of the primary vote and was eliminated from the race.

The Republican nominee will face Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara in the Nov. 4 general election.


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