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Cochran Invites Dems To Vote In GOP Primary Runoff

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June 19, 2014 AT 10:37 AM
As Mississippi's senior senator stumps for votes in next week's GOP primary runoff, he's also trying to entice a new demographic — Democrats. Sen. Thad Cochran's tea party-backed challenger, Chris McDaniel, and his supporters have criticized the senator's efforts to expand the electorate, calling it desperation. Democratic leaders also have criticized the move and urged members of their party to stay out of the GOP runoff. But Cochran said Wednesday that he hopes, "the more the merrier will prevail in this election." Cochran also denied buying votes but was unabashed about his decision to lure Democratic voters.