mcdaniel-081514.jpg Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Thursday that he has formally challenged the results of the runoff primary election he lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in June.

Hillaryclintom-081414.jpg While Hillary Clinton remains favored against her potential Republican opponents in the 2016 presidential race, the results of a McClatchy-Marist Poll released on Thursday showed that the former Secretary of State is no longer backed by the majority of the electorate.