Tea Party Claims Big Win
Here we were told the TEA party was dead!
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The tea party is calling it a big victory, now that its candidate appears to have forced a runoff with a six-term GOP senator in Mississippi.
The morning after the election, there was still just a half-point gap between them – in the most critical battle between conservatives and establishment Republicans Tuesday.
With more than 99 percent of the vote counted, conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel was ahead of establishment GOP incumbent, 76-year-old Sen. Thad Cochran, by less than one percentage point.
McDaniel had 49.6 percent of the vote to Cochran’s 48.9 percent.
If no candidate reaches 50 percent of the vote there will be a runoff on June 24.
The busy primary night included elections in Alabama, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Mississippi, California and Iowa.