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Travis Childers campaigns in downtown Hattiesburg

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Travis W. Childers (left center) campaigns in Hattiesburg Thursday. Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Travis W. Childers (left center) campaigns in Hattiesburg Thursday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

September 15th is the trial date for the U.S. Senate election challenge. Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee is presiding over the case.

It'll be held at the Jones County Courthouse in Laurel.

Chris McDaniel filed the lawsuit, asking the judge to declare him the winner of the June 24 Runoff or call for a new election.

McDaniel claims there were thousands of voting irregularities, but Thad Cochran's attorneys said he won fair and square and they want the lawsuit dismissed.

In the meantime, the Democratic candidate for Senate isn't wasting any time waiting to find out who he'll face in the general election. Travis Childers campaigned in downtown Hattiesburg Thursday afternoon.

He said the Republican Party in-fighting is unfortunate for the people of Mississippi. But, he said he's moving ahead to get his message out.

"Our side is not fighting," he said. "My party is very unified behind me. We're going forward and visiting as many people as we possibly can," he said.

Childers will face his GOP opponent on Nov. 4.

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