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Cochran to Face Toughest Election Yet

Emily Schultheis, Politico

Estab. Repub. Veteran Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.) announced that he would seek a 7th term. It could be his toughest race yet. Cochran, 76, has the support of many of his state’s Repub. leaders, but is facing a primary challenge from a tea party state lawmaker backed by groups that are trying to oust GOP incumbents they consider not conservative enough.