Thad Cochran's Democratic Campaign

    "There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats."

    The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi's runoff on Tuesday by Sen. Thad Cochran and the state's GOP establishment, were not the most gracious. But they contained an important truth about why Cochran prevailed after finishing second in the first round of voting on June 3.

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