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'I'm sick of it,' voters say about Cochran, McDaniel race

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The race between Cochran and McDaniel (pictured) has been one of the most heated and controversial elections in the country. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file) The race between Cochran and McDaniel (pictured) has been one of the most heated and controversial elections in the country. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file)
Between negative campaign ads and headlines from both side, voters say they've had about enough. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file) Between negative campaign ads and headlines from both side, voters say they've had about enough. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5 file)

(WMC) - As the heated runoff election between incumbent Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran and his tea party challenger Chris McDaniel nears, voters say they are just ready for the campaign to be over.

"I'm sick of it," said Mississippi voter Ruth Williams-Hooker. "I'm sick of those robo calls."

The race between Cochran and McDaniel has been one of the most heated and controversial elections in the country. Between negative campaign ads and headlines from both sides, voters say they've had about enough.

"Them talking about each other, and that's not what's important. What they're going to do is what's important and to just keep bringing it up all the time is just not good," said voter Lois Colvett.

Both candidates are campaigning farther south, but more news is being made in north Mississippi. Cochran campaign representative Lee Blair is now off the job after he was accused of damaging a McDaniel sign. More signs were found in the truck he was riding in. He turned himself in Monday on a malicious mischief charge.

Voters say the election's issues seem to be lost, and they're tired of the back-and-fourth between candidates. There's only one more day, but after months of surprises, they're not sure what else may happen before the polls close.

"It makes me not care and not want to go out and vote," said Colvett.

Neither candidate won more than 50 percent of the votes in the primary election earlier this month. The winner from the runoff election will square off against Democratic nominee Travis Childers in November.

Polls open Tuesday at 7 p.m. Follow the link to learn more about where to vote: http://www.sos.ms.gov/elections_voter_info_center.aspx

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