Elder Statesmen Come Up Big in Primary Races

Rep. Charlie Rangel and Sen. Thad Cochran have a combined 84 years in Congress.
1:54 | 06/25/14

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-- politics now -- very high profile primary races they both involve lawmakers. The ban on Capitol Hill for decades ABCs she shot a Walsh was watching the results -- they caveman. It looked like a good night for elder statesman as a big win in Mississippi. And it too close to call race in New York extended their political lives of two men who have a combined. 84 years in congress. In Mississippi sixth term incumbent senator Thad Cochran. Beat back his Tea Party challenger state senator Chris McDaniel. In the Mississippi GOP senate runoff it was a rematch as neither can it crossed the 50% threshold three weeks ago. But then it -- Daniel was on top. In the weeks that passed between the primary and the runoff. Cochran reached out to Democrats including African American voters in his speech made to -- did not could gradually Cochran instead hitting him on that hourly. But there is -- and a bit strange. There is some -- a bit unusual. About a Republican primary. That's decided. By a Liberal Democrats. And in New York another nail biter and it too close to call race 22 term incumbent Charlie Rangel declared victory. But there has yet to be an official call. As absentee and provisional ballots still must be counted. With 100% of precincts reporting -- was beating his opponent state senator -- Rihanna -- -- out by just over 18100 votes. Another big race today congressman James Langford beat rising GOP -- TW Shannon in the Oklahoma senate GOP primary. He won by a wide margin. A loss for national Tea Party groups that -- -- likely remain a big name in the party. In total eight Steve's voted one of the last big primary nights before November she -- Walsh ABC news Washington.

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