Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge
August 29th, 2014
03:51 PM ET
4 months ago

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

(CNN) – A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.

Special Judge Hollis McGehee ruled that McDaniel waited too long to file his challenge with state Republican Party. McDaniel filed the challenge 41 days after the election; McGehee said that under state law the challenge had to be filed within 20 days.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Congress • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
McDaniel formally challenges Mississippi runoff results in GOP Senate primary
August 14th, 2014
05:14 PM ET
4 months ago

McDaniel formally challenges Mississippi runoff results in GOP Senate primary

(CNN) - Chris McDaniel's campaign formally challenged the runoff results from Mississippi's U.S. Senate primary that showed he lost to incumbent Thad Cochran.

"Republicans did not elect the nominee on June 24," McDaniel said in a statement on Thursday.

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Filed under: Mississippi
August 13th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie touts conservative chops in Alabama

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican governor from the blue state of New Jersey, argued Wednesday that he's more conservative than people from the South may think.

Asked by reporters in Birmingham what Alabama voters may find surprising about him, Christie suggested there's a common misconception about his ideology.

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Filed under: 2016 • Alabama • Chris Christie • Mississippi • RGA
Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result
August 4th, 2014
06:59 PM ET
5 months ago

Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result

Washington (CNN) – Chris McDaniel on Monday officially contested results showing he lost a Republican primary to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, revealing what his camp alleges is evidence of voter fraud and other irregularities.

"They asked us to put up or shut up. Here we are. Here we are with the evidence," McDaniel said at a news conference in Jackson.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi
McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'
July 16th, 2014
04:33 PM ET
5 months ago

McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'

(CNN) - Chris McDaniel's campaign said it expects to file a challenge "within the next ten days" to the results from last month's GOP Senate primary runoff in Mississippi.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Mitchell Tyner, McDaniel's lead attorney, also had a pointed evaluation of the tactics used by Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign and allied groups, accusing them of "race bating" in their strategy to garner support from African American Democrats to edge out McDaniel in the runoff.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results
July 8th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
6 months ago

Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest.

"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives – said Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Ted Cruz • Thad Cochran
Cochran challenger building evidence towards legal action against Mississippi GOP runoff results
July 7th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
6 months ago

Cochran challenger building evidence towards legal action against Mississippi GOP runoff results

(CNN) - The campaign of the tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran said it's building the evidence needed to legally contest those results.

"The evidence we have found so far, which will in part serve as the basis for a challenge, is promising," Noel Fritsch, spokesman for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, told CNN Monday. Fritsch spoke to CNN as attorneys for the campaign told reporters at a news conference at the Hinds County courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi that they will go through ballot boxes, including absentees, before taking legal action.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
July 4th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
6 months ago

On CNN, McDaniel vows to 'stand and fight'

(CNN) - The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results "any day now."

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday on CNN's "New Day" that "the integrity of the process matters. We believe on that night of June 24 there were thousands of irregularities and we've already found thousands of irregularities in the process."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Thad Cochran
July 1st, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 months ago

Winning strategy likely to stay in Mississippi

Washington (CNN) – An unlikely group helped Sen. Thad Cochran capture the Republican nomination in a hotly contested primary runoff, but the strategy that propelled him to victory is unlikely to make it into the GOP playbook.

In the final weeks of the election, Cochran's campaign and allies turned to African-Americans and Democrats to carry the incumbent senator past his tea party challenger.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
Hillary Clinton: Mississippi runoff 'of major historical importance'
June 30th, 2014
06:34 PM ET
6 months ago

Hillary Clinton: Mississippi runoff 'of major historical importance'

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton applauded efforts in a Republican Senate runoff election in Mississippi to reach out to voters outside its usual voting bloc.

Clinton said Monday the contest between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel "was of historical importance because the Republican Party of Mississippi expanded its base."

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
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