The race for the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat between Chris McDaniel and Senator Thad Cochran is too close to call and could be headed for a runoff.
With 99% of the precincts reporting, Chris McDaniel had 49.6% of the vote, while Senator Thad Cochran had 48.9% of the vote. Candidate Thomas Carey had 1.6% of the vote. This total does not count affidavit votes and some absentee votes, which have yet to be counted.
If no candidate can reach an outright majority, a runoff election would take place on June 24th.
In Lauderdale County, Thad Cochran received 4,929 votes to Chris McDaniel's 3,867. Thomas Carey received 58 votes.