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Cochran: Mississippi is worth fighting for

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Following a close election, there is not yet a clear winner of the coveted Mississippi Senate race.


Senator Thad Cochran ended the night in a dead heat with challenger Chris McDaniel.

Many are wondering what the candidates will have to say today. 

Senator Thad Cochran released this statement to us:

"To the record number of Mississippians who turned out yesterday to vote, I sincerely thank you. I've always believed Mississippi is worth fighting for, and that's what I will continue to do over these next three weeks in this runoff campaign. We had a great day yesterday and it is one more step toward making November Mississippi's moment when we take back the U.S. Senate."

Jordan Russell, spokesman for the Cochran campaign talked about yesterday's election saying, "We took the best $5 million punch the Washington-based groups had to throw. These out-of-state groups are trying to buy a Mississippi Senate seat, but Mississippi is not for sale. Mississippians now have three more weeks to consider their choice: Do they want Senator Thad Cochran, a good man that always puts what is best for Mississippi first, or Chris McDaniel, a trial lawyer politician that is manipulated, bought and paid for by Washington-based groups. Thad Cochran can win in November and will put Mississippi in a national leadership role with a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate."

McDaniel's campaign has not released a statement to us yet.

If no winner is declared, Cochran and McDaniel will head to a June 24 runoff election.

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