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Cochran campaign ready for McDaniel challenge

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Cochran campaign is ready to take on the fight Chris McDaniel is waging to claim the Republican candidacy. Monday's formal filing is being looked at by the Cochran campaign as yet another effort to overturn the June 24th election results.

Attorneys for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran basically said they are not backing down from the challenge and are ready to put an end to the rhetoric.

Mark Garriga represents the Cochran campaign and said they are prepared to put an end to the allegations of fraud leveled against the campaign.

Garriga said they are ready to appear before the Republican Executive Committee and even a court of law .

He gave little credence to the more than 15,000 votes the Tea Party candidate questioned.

The attorney said McDaniel's continued efforts are attempts to remain newsworthy.

"They have waited to do this. I think that says a lot about the seriousness of their challenge, said Garriga. "This is really about more publicity and not a serious lawsuit. Now it's time to prove those allegations, and we don't think he can."

Garriga said the campaign is preparing filings of their own and will be making an announcement later in the week.  

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