Dave Helling writes: Analysts believe Sen. Thad Cochran defeated tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the June 24 Mississippi Republican primary because African-Americans voted in the election, which was open to all voters regardless of party affiliation. McDaniel and his supporters have cried foul, saying Democrats ended up picking the GOP nominee.
Dave Helling writes: Analysts believe Sen. Thad Cochran defeated tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the June 24 Mississippi Republican primary because African-Americans voted in the election, which was open to all voters regardless of party affiliation. McDaniel and his supporters have cried foul, saying Democrats ended up picking the GOP nominee. Bruce Newman The Oxford (Miss.) Eagle via The Associated Press
Dave Helling writes: Analysts believe Sen. Thad Cochran defeated tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the June 24 Mississippi Republican primary because African-Americans voted in the election, which was open to all voters regardless of party affiliation. McDaniel and his supporters have cried foul, saying Democrats ended up picking the GOP nominee. Bruce Newman The Oxford (Miss.) Eagle via The Associated Press

Dave Helling: Opening primary elections may make for better candidates, better government

June 30, 2014 4:29 PM