Cochran, Rangel Challenged On Busy Primary Day

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June 25, 2014 AT 4:07 AM
Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican runoff against Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel stands as a test of whether decades of delivering federal largesse trumps conservative demands to slash government spending. The 76-year-old Cochran is the former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman who has steered billions of dollars back home. He is locked in a tight race against the tea party-backed McDaniel, who was born the year Cochran came to Washington as a congressman.