Cochran And Rangel Deny Challengers In First Round Of Elections06:42

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Yesterday’s nationally-watched primary elections proved to be good for incumbents: Six-term Republican senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi managed a win over his Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, in a tight runoff race.

In the New York House races, Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel beat state Sen. Adriano Espaillat by a narrow margin, while Republican Rep. Richard Hanna successfully defended against state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney.

NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian sits down with Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss these races, as well as the results from the Oklahoma, Maryland and Colorado primaries.


This segment aired on June 25, 2014.

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