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In this May 22, 2014 photo, Mark Mayfield appears in court, in Madison, Miss., during an initial court appearance on a charge of conspiracy in relation to the alleged illegal photographing of the ailing wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., without her permission at the nursing home where she's lived for 13 years. Mayfield apparently committed suicide Friday, June 27, 2014, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
In this May 22, 2014 photo, Mark Mayfield appears in court, in Madison, Miss., during an initial court appearance on a charge of conspiracy in relation to the alleged illegal photographing of the ailing wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., without her permission at the nursing home where she's lived for 13 years. Mayfield apparently committed suicide Friday, June 27, 2014, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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After being charged in an ugly campaign smear, a Mississippi tea party leader was found dead in an apparent suicide.

Tea party leader dead in apparent suicide

After being charged in an ugly campaign smear, a Mississippi tea party leader was found dead in an apparent suicide.