Judge sets Sept. 15 trial date for Mississippi election challenge of Chris McDaniel

JACKSON, Mississippi — A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee, who’s presiding over the case, filed a scheduling order Thursday in Jones County Circuit Court in Laurel. He specifies that the trial must be finished by Oct. 3. It will take place at the Jones County Courthouse.

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8/21/14