It appears that Vichy Republican Thad Cochran has won the Senate primary run-off over Tea Party Chris McDaniel, in a close race in Mississippi. According to the Washington Post, Cochran encouraged black Democrats to vote for him, the great procurer of Washington Pork for Mississippi, and this made the difference.
McDaniel said that "the Republican primary was decided by liberal Democrats." How Democrats are allowed to vote in a Republican primary isn't clear.
H.L. Mencken said it best: "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." It is always difficult to run against "free stuff," as the average citizen does not see the bigger picture nor care. He only wants to know, "What free goodies can you stuff in my pocket today?"
We came close in this election, and we must keep fighting. As Churchill once said, "Never, never, never give up." We won't. We can't.