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Fighting for 7th term, Cochran tells Miss. voters his GOP challenger backed by out-of-staters
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 4:47 PM EDT
Sen. Thad Cochran is running ads against "powerful interests" that are funneling millions of dollars to his challenger in the Republican primary. Two of those outside groups, meanwhile, are airing their own ads criticizing the six-term Mississippian.
The anti-tax Club for Growth is running ads linking Cochran with former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, who broke his no-new-taxes pledge. The ad says "five decades in Washington is enough" for Cochran.
And a Senate Conservatives Action ad features video of McDaniel pledging "we will not compromise."
The flurry of ads suggests Cochran could face trouble ahead of his June 3 primary.