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Eight State Hold Primaries
WASHINGTON. D.C. (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Eight states held their primaries on Tuesday.
In six of those states, voters were asked who they wanted to represent them in the U.S Senate.
And Republicans across the country were watching last night's results closely - because taking six seats in November would mean taking over control of the Senate.
Here in Iowa, voters chose Joni Ernst to be the Republican challenger in the fall.
But in Mississippi, things got a little dicey as a Tea Party candidate ran the race of a lifetime against a Republican incumbent.
As of Wednesday morning, six-term Senator Thad Cochran had 48.9-percent of the vote, while his challenger - State Senator Chris McDaniel was on top with 49.6-percent.
However, the final tally won't be in until absentee ballots are counted, which could take a few days.
Here's the kicker - somebody has to get 50-percent to win, so things could be headed for a June 24th runoff.