Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel spent Monday dueling across Mississippi, each insisting they were better suited to be influential in Washington.
Cochran visited Meridian to make two emphatic points: He's had it with the mudslinging, and he's got support among voters born after he took office. McDaniel went in another direction: To crucial Jackson County, making three public stops.
In a week, their slugfest for the Republican Senate nomination ends with the runoff election.
Cochran, first elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 and to the Senate six years later, made an unusual campaign appearance in a Union Station meeting room. He spoke from a podium, instead of his usual meet-and-greet style, and had some sharp words for McDaniel and his backers.
"Enough is enough," Cochran said of the barbed criticisms from that crowd.
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