Top 10 moments in the race for control of the US Senate

8. Thad Cochran beats state Sen. Chris McDaniel in runoff: The senior US senator from Mississippi slept through the GOP primary and had to come from behind to beat the Tea Party favorite. Had McDaniel won, every race would have had to deal with 30-second ads featuring some comment that he had made in the past, a la Todd Aiken.

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