Cochran win in Miss. a blow to tea party movement

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Updated: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:20:14 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment has delivered a punch to the gut of the tea party movement as six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Outside conservative organizations and tea party groups had invested millions in Mississippi in hopes of knocking out Cochran. They fell short Tuesday night after a nasty, costly primary, and have few chances to reverse the trend in the remaining contests before November's elections.

In Oklahoma, Rep. James Lankford defeated tea-party favorite T.W. Shannon for the GOP nomination in the race to succeed Sen. Tom Coburn.

On the Democratic side, 84-year-old Rep. Charles Rangel hold a slight lead in his primary race against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat (ah-dree-AH'-noh ehs-peye-YAHT'). That race is too close to call.

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