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Trial Date For McDaniel Runoff Challenge Pushed Back To Sept. 16

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Judge Hollis McGehee, the judge presiding over the case, has decided to set the start date for Sept. 16. It had previously been set for Sept. 15, according to the Clarion-Ledger.

McGehee also moved the end date back from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6.

The trial is central to McDaniel's efforts to fight the runoff results. Since the runoff, which Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) won, McDaniel has said he is actually the rightful Republican nominee for Senate and has said he should be awarded the nomination.