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Super PACs pump millions into McDaniel, Cochran race

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -

Cochran versus Mcdaniel has attracted massive sums of campaign cash.

With the final ballots still coming in Wednesday morning, the race looked like it would end up topping $40 per vote.  

That is based on at least 12.4 million dollars in spending and fewer than 300,000 ballots with only a handful of precincts remaining. 

By the time polls opened Tuesday, third-party groups, the super pacs that spend money independent of the campaigns, had pumped about 8.4 million dollars into the race.  

Most of it was used for television advertising. This is on top of 3 million dollars spent by Cochran's campaign and 1 million from Mcdaniel.

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