||McDaniel: Cochran can't run as Republican nominee
LAUREL, Miss. (WTVA) — Republican Chris McDaniel now says Republicans cannot recognize Thad Cochran as the party's nominee for the U.S. Senate race.
McDaniel's legal team says the rules of the Republican National Committee allow only Republicans to vote in the selection of any nominee.
McDaniel says Thad Cochran lost Republican votes in the runoff and made up the difference with Democrat votes.
The McDaniel camp says any candidate nominated in violation of this rule will not be recognized by the Republican National Committee as the nominee.
The Cochran Campaign has not responded at this time.