Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran grabbing national attention

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - The race for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi is apparently heating up. 

The battle between Chris McCaniel and Thad Cochran has caught so much attention that representatives of the New York Times and NBC News were in Collins Thursday night covering Chris McDaniel.

Along with NBC News political reporter Kasie Hunt and New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman, dozens of residents showed up for the Covington County Cattlemen's Association meeting where McDaniel was the speaker.

Weisman said he traveled from Washington to Mississippi because he believes McDaniel is a real credible threat to Thad Cochran.

"It's the only really credible threat to a sitting Republican Senator there is and so it's all come down to this and it's become very intense because all of the outside groups from both sides are just flooding Mississippi right now," said Weisman.

Weisman said his article should be in The New York Times in the next few weeks.

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