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Cochran, McDaniel Race Still Too Close To Call

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On the left, Thad Cochran; On the right, Chris McDaniel On the left, Thad Cochran; On the right, Chris McDaniel
JACKSON, Miss. - It's the morning after the primary election and the Cochran and McDaniel race  is still too close to call.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, the longtime incumbent Thad Cochran has 49 percent of the votes and State Senator Chris McDaniel has 50 percent.

Also in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, candidate Thomas Carey. He has about 2 percent. A candidate must have 50 percent plus one vote to win.

The winner of this Republican primary will have to face Former Congressman Travis Childers in the November general election. Childers beat his opponents in the Democratic primary race.

In Hattiesburg, McDaniel praised his supporters after his strong showing on Tuesday. McDaniel waited until 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to make an official announcement about the race.

At Senator Cochran's campaign, Congressman Gregg Harper spoke to the senator's supporters late at night after the results came in.

Cochran was no where to be seen. Harper called on supporters to get ready for the next three weeks if they have to go into a runoff.

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