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Examining the 2014 US Senate Republican Primary (MS) Runoff: Voter Turnout Matters

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In the 2014 United States Senate Republican Primary race for then incumbent Senator Thad Cochran’s seat, Mississippi’s voter turnout took center stage as Senator Cochran (MS) witnessed a significant surge of voter turnout out for the runoff election against Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel.  McDaniel, who won the general primary election but did not meet the 50% threshold necessary to declare him the Republican candidate in the general election, was forced to run against Senator Cochran in a runoff that would see a significant increase in voter turnout, particularly large turnout for what are typically underrepresented runoff elections. For more information, please feel free to read the brief by clicking on the image or the link.


Note: This brief was developed within 24 hours of the election using vote totals published at the county level and checked against a number of national sources. These numbers were validated using the Secretary of State’s certified results following the election.  For any questions, please feel free to call us at 662-325-3328.


The map depicts the strength and numeric shift of voter turnout for the 2014 US Senate MS Republican Primary


2014 Primary Runoff Election: Voter Turnout Matters