GOP hopes of corralling the Texas senator during the 2014 primary season are officially dead.
McDaniel leads Cochran, backed by the Tea Party, 52 percent to 44 percent in a new poll.
Sen. Chris McDaniel is grappling with a controversy that threatens to topple his campaign.
OPINION | Too many Republicans dismiss the issue as one that only matters to liberals.
Chris McDaniel (R) has backing of Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Senate Conservatives Fund.
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is starting off in a weak position against a tough Tea Party challenger...
National Tea Party groups have little chance left to knock off another incumbent this year.
Republicans could be fractured and the eventual nominee crippled in the general election.
Former Rep. Gene Taylor hopes switch to GOP and fond memories send him back to Congress.
Gene Taylor is launching a bid against Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.), who beat him in 2010.
Sen. Thad Cochran leads state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) 54 percent to 31 percent.