Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge

McDaniel waves to supporters before delivering a concession speech in HattiesburgBy Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican primary challenge by former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, possibly ending his legal effort to overturn the June result that he alleged was stolen by incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. In a split decision, justices affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing McDaniel’s case, saying he filed it after the statutory deadline. …

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