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Thad Cochran wins 7th term in U.S. Senate

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
 Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has won a seventh term after a campaign marred by allegations of voting irregularities in the June 24 GOP primary runoff.

Cochran defeated tea-party backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the runoff, but McDaniel filed suit in state court seeking to have the results overturned or a new election ordered. After a judge dismissed his case, McDaniel appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court, which ruled in Cochran's favor. McDaniel has not conceded.

Cochran defeated Democrat Travis Childers, a former U.S. House member, and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara.

In a speech to supporters Cochran said it had been an long and interesting campaign, and he's glad it's over. He also says he's optimistic we can get our country back on the right track.

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