Millions of dollars have been spent trying to convince Mississippians to go to the polls between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and vote for either Thad Cochran or Chris McDaniel to be the Republican nominee for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Nearly all registered voters are eligible to participate. The only ones prohibited are the fewer than 85,000 who voted in the Democratic primary on June 3. Everyone else is free to choose, whether they were one of the more than 300,000 who voted in the Republican primary on June 3 or one of the more than 1.3 million Mississippians who didn't vote at all three weeks ago.
We were among those who encouraged Cochran to seek a seventh term and we have endorsed his re-election bid because we believe the state will be best served by his experience and the effectiveness of his staff.
This race has attracted national attention and will probably be a hot political topic for a few more days.
But for Mississippians, the consequences of today's runoff will linger for years.
We urge you to keep that in mind when you vote today.
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