Analysis Of The Latest Primary Elections

From left, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel and U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) are pictured at June 22 campaign rallies. Both candidates were preparing for a June 24 runoff. - Photos by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, photo illustration by Erica R. Hendry/Diane Rehm Show.

From left, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel and U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) are pictured at June 22 campaign rallies. Both candidates were preparing for a June 24 runoff.

Photos by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, photo illustration by Erica R. Hendry/Diane Rehm Show.

Analysis Of The Latest Primary Elections

On Tuesday, primary elections were held in five states, in addition to runoffs in Mississippi and South Carolina. Katty Kay guest hosts as our panel analyzes the results and what they mean for the Tea Party and the makeup of the next Congress.

Seven states held primaries yesterday. Two were runoffs. In a Mississippi runoff, veteran Republican Senator Thad Cochran held his seat against a tea-party-backed state senator. In Oklahoma's primary, Republican Congressman James Lankford beat back a crowd of challengers vying for a chance at Sen. Tom Coburn's seat, including the state house speaker supported by high-profile tea party lawmakers. In New York, long-time Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel declared victory, though questions remained about absentee ballots. Join guest host Katty Kay and her guests for analysis of results across the country and how they could affect the makeup of the next Congress.

Guests

E.J. Dionne Jr.

senior fellow, Brookings Institution; columnist for The Washington Post; and author of "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent."

Christina Bellantoni

editor-in-chief, Roll Call.

David Winston

Republican strategist, president of the Winston Group and CBS News consultant. He has served as an adviser to the House and Senate Republican leadership for more than a decade.

Adam Brandon

executive vice president, FreedomWorks.

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