McDaniel Discusses Mississippi Primary in Memphis

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Memphis, Tenn.

The candidate who lost a Mississippi Republican primary for U.S. Senate two months ago says he's not giving up before a judge considers his lawsuit challenging the race.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel went a few miles into Tennessee Monday night to talk about the Mississippi contest.

WMC-TV reported about 100 people attended a meeting McDaniel held at a Memphis deli, many coming from DeSoto County, Miss.

Certified results show six-term Sen. Thad Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes in the June 24 Republican primary runoff.

A Mississippi judge is scheduled to hear pretrial arguments Thursday in Jones County in McDaniel's lawsuit, which asks the judge to declare him the winner over Cochran or to order a new election.

McDaniel said in Memphis that he will respect the court's decision.

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