McDaniel Weighs Challenge In Mississippi U.S. Senate Primary

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July 08, 2014 AT 4:10 AM
Campaign officials said, Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate, is preparing a possible legal challenge to his defeat in last month's Republican primary after supporters spent Monday sorting through voting records in dozens of counties. The conservative state senator has blamed his loss to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran on what he describes as illegal voting by Democrats who favored the six-term incumbent. Mitch Tyner, a lawyer for the McDaniel campaign, told reporters on Monday, “There were several thousand absolute ineligible votes."