June 03, 2014 14 Commentson
UPDATE -- Chris McDaniel won by less than 1% of the vote, but didn't break 50% so there will be a runoff election on June 24. ------------ The key race we are watching is the Mississippi Republican Senate Primary between incumbent Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel. Polls close at 7 p.m. Central. The race has been marked by a bizarre scandal of McDaniel supporters taping Cochran's wife in a nursing home. Because the Cochran campaign waited at least two weeks to go to authorities, the scandal broke relatively close to the election. We don't know what other shoes -- if any -- might drop. We also don't know if the McDaniel campaign will be completely exonerated; as of now there is no evidence linking it to the taping. I also never got an answer to the question, What did the @NRSC know, and when did it know it? We will post results as soon as meaningful numbers come in, so refresh your screen every 5 minutes or so. If not one gets 50%, there will be a runoff held June 24.