Monday, June 23 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-06-23 23:16:08 GMT
(WMC) - A paid field representative for Thad Cochran's campaign was fired, according to Cochran's campaign manager. In addition to being fired from the campaign, Lee Blair resigned from his position asMore >>
A paid field representative for Thad Cochran's campaign was fired, according to Cochran's campaign manager. In addition to being fired from the campaign, Lee Blair resigned from his position as DeSoto County Republican Club's vice president and from the DeSoto County Republican party's executive committee.More >>
Saturday, June 21 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-06-21 20:49:16 GMT
(WMC) - The runoff for the Senate race in Mississippi is Tuesday. DeSoto is one of the largest counties in North Mississippi, and election officials say it will play a big role in next week's runoff betweenMore >>
DeSoto is one of the largest counties in North Mississippi, and election officials say it will play a big role in next week's runoff between Senator Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel.More >>
(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.