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Candidate campaign finance reports for Mississippi's special U.S. Senate race to replace Thad Cochran are not yet due, but outside money is already pouring into the race for the two Republican candidates, $1.3 million and counting. Federal Election Commission reports show the U.S. Chamber of ...
A fourth candidate has declared his intention to run for former Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's seat in the November special election. Jason Shelton, the Democratic mayor of Tupelo, announced his bid for Cochran's seat Tuesday on WTVA 9 News. It's his first run for statewide office. “I wouldn't be running ...

“It wasn't right, it wasn't fair, but it was corrected fairly quickly,” she said recently. “It would not have been corrected without the support of Sen. Thad Cochran. Thad Cochran was an empathetic, intelligent and compassionate advocate for all the victims and survivors of Katrina and Rita. He always tried to find ...
On Sunday, Thad Cochran retires from the United States Senate after six terms and some 45 years of service to Mississippi and our nation. Thanks to the steadfast leadership of this son of school teachers, thousands of students in Mississippi and millions across our nation have access to Pell Grants.
WASHINGTON D.C. (WJTV) - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a $95 million contract for the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC) 10, to be built by Ingalls Shipyard. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract award to ...
Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran is vacating over objections from senior Republicans, met with top White House officials on Wednesday. The meeting, which according to two Republicans familiar with the visit included members of ...

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives recognized U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran Tuesday. He was honored for his years of service. Although he was not present, his some of his staff members were there. Staff Member Barbara Jackson read a letter on his behalf. A resolution was ...
U.S. Senators pay tribute to retiring Senator Thad Cochran. Thursday, March ... Thad Cochran who leaves office on April 1, as the longest serving current member of Congress. "I'm optimistic ... Thad Cochran's office released the following farewell statement which was submitted to the Congressional record:.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has named Cindy Hyde-Smith, the state's commissioner of agriculture and commerce, to the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Thad Cochran · William (Thad) Thad CochranCongress faces challenging times for American fiscal responsibility Republicans fear Cochran ...
State Sen. Chris McDaniel faced recriminations from Gov. Phil Bryant over McDaniel switching from Wicker Senate race to the open race for Thad Cochran's seat. Geoff Pender/Clarion Ledger. TCL Chris McDaniel 04.jpg Buy Photo. State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, is dropping his challenge against ...
Now, Espy has announced that he will be a candidate in the special election to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who announced he is retiring April 1. Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to name an interim senator to fill the seat until someone is elected in the Nov. 6 special election (or, more likely, the Nov.
Ted Kennedy, who met the future Mississippi Senator when Cochran was a Navy officer stationed in New England, said, “Then as now, Thad Cochran possessed a deep sense of fairness and compassion, a great commitment to this country we all love, and, above all, good judgment and good humor.
“It's a failure of the Senate as a whole that this excellent work product from Thad Cochran's committee has not come to the floor,” he said. “But under his direction, they always got the job done on time and within the budget caps.” Wicker said he has "absolute confidence" Shelby will be "a good chairman too.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran announced Monday he would be retiring from Congress at the end of the current appropriations cycle due to health concerns. The 80-year-old senator was a strong advocate for federal money to his home-state of Mississippi, and having spent four decades ...
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran said on Monday he would resign on April 1, citing his poor health, after more than four decades in Congress. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge,” Cochran said in a statement. “I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of ...
WASHINGTON — Senator Thad Cochran, an octogenarian Republican from Mississippi who serves as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he is resigning from the Senate on April 1 because of ill health — a decision that will create two Senate races in his home ...
"Remember Mississippi" is state Sen. Chris McDaniel's battle cry in his new bid for the U.S. Senate, the title of a book by one of his supporters and the name of a new super PAC that supports him. It's a recriminatory reminder of his last, failed bid, which came against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — a ...

WASHINGTON — Cindy Hyde-Smith was sworn in Monday to the U.S. Senate, making history as the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress and helping set a record for the number of women serving in the Senate. Hyde-Smith fills the unexpired term of Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who was ...
Thad Cochran. Doris Wagley, who was his scheduler since before he was sworn in to the House in 1973, is one of them. “I showed up at 9 o'clock. He was there, but he didn't take his oath in the House until 12 noon. So he started talking about me having three-hour seniority over him,” Wagley said. Cochran ...
Mississippi lawmaker who nearly defeated U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says he'll run for the retiring senator's seat. By The Associated Press. JACKSON, Miss. — Mar 14, 2018, 5:23 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email · Mississippi lawmaker who nearly defeated U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says he'll run for the retiring ...
Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. bryant says beginning april first hewill begin considering people across the state to fill the seat... this news coming after senator cochran announced he would ...
Thad Cochran nearly four years ago said Wednesday that he is going to run for the retiring senator's open seat. #Republican State Sen. Chris McDaniel announced that he will drop his primary challenge to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and instead seek the Magnolia State's other Senate ...
Thad Cochran's replacement in Washington is the news that Cochran has again slammed a home run for Mississippi agriculture. A headline in this month's Delta Council Review publication summed it up: “Cochran comes through for the Delta again.” Delta Council is a regional development organization ...
Thad Cochran · William (Thad) Thad CochranCongress faces challenging times for American fiscal responsibility Republicans fear Cochran replacement puts Senate seat at risk Senate bracing for possible long weekend MORE's (R-Miss.) replacement will be vulnerable in a special election because she ...
WASHINGTON — Hostilities are about to resume in the Republican civil war — this time, in Mississippi. Conservative State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who narrowly lost a primary challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran in 2014, will announce this week that he's running against the state's other Republican senator, ...
Thad Cochran, whom he came close to unseating in 2014, sticks around. Cochran isn't up for re-election until 2020, but the octogenarian has suffered from health problems and could step down this year. The filing deadline to run for Senate is March 1. The primary is June 5. McDaniel had also expressed ...
Thad Cochran's seat, should the senior senator from Mississippi resign before his term ends, or waiting until his term ends in 2020. McDaniel has also talked about running for lieutenant governor next year. McDaniel, a Republican from Ellisville, nearly ousted Cochran with a tea party-fueled primary ...
Thad Cochran, R-Miss., known on Capitol Hill -- since his first election to Congress in 1972 -- for his civil and amiable treatment of others, irrespective of party, and, as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for securing federal billions for his small, poor state. Having recently been hospitalized ...
JACKSON – Speculation in the Mississippi House is that Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, is in line to be appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. Multiple members of the House – both Republican and Democrat – say there were members of the House positioning themselves to ...
Equally delicate is the fate of Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who at 80 has had a series of health problems and whose seat is being eyed by a hard-line state senator, Chris McDaniel, who nearly beat him in a bitter 2014 primary race. Mr. McConnell called it “premature” to assess the prospect of a ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced the new federal courthouse building in Greenville will be designed by Duvall Decker Architects, a woman-owned, small business firm in Jackson. The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a $3.16 million contract ...
Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) spearheaded the reforms to the MPP, which also garnered support from Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Pat Roberts (R-KS), as well as key members of the House. NMPF also thanked Reps. Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) for crafting ...
NEW ORLEANS — One historically black university in Mississippi and three others in New Orleans will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Tougaloo College, and Dillard ...
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker joined with a bipartisan group calling on the Senate leadership to support reauthorization of community health center funding. Sixty-seven senators on Monday signed a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer ...
Thad Cochran William (Thad) Thad CochranMcConnell urging Mississippi gov to appoint himself if Cochran resigns: report A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations Senate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA MORE's (R-Miss.) seat if Cochran decides to resign, according to ...
Tuesday, he will share his story with the University of Southern Mississippi community. The event, Rebound-The Chris Herren Story: Raising Awareness about Opioid Addiction in Young Adults, is free and open to the public. The program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the USM campus.
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today said Senate confirmation of R. D. James to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is important for the future of navigation and flood control works in Mississippi. The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm James, who was ...
Whoa, Sen. Thad Cochran. Don't even consider leaving the U.S. Senate — not with President Donald Trump asking Congress to bring back earmarks. It seemed an off-handed remark at best when Trump said recently that earmarks would help federal lawmakers draw closer together. He said a “great ...
Brandon Presley, Democrats' top recruit for an acknowledged uphill campaign for Senate in Mississippi, announced Thursday that he would not run for the seat held by Republican Sen. Roger Wicker this year. Sources familiar with the decision say that it was driven by a sense that Chris McDaniel — the ...
The letter was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Vice Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT), stresses how MPP provides economic security to dairy farmers.
Thad Cochran, who are also Republicans. He has been widely seen as someone Bryant might appoint to the Senate if Cochran retires before his six-year term ends in January 2021. #Cochran is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He turned 80 in December and has had health problems ...
WASHINGTON — Along with the prospect of shifting committee chairmanships, an Iowan could hold a Senate position putting him third in the line of succession to the president by this time next year. The Constitution requires the Senate to elect a president pro tempore. For many years, the title has typically ...
Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), amid speculation that he will soon retire. Harper didn't say what he plans to do after he leaves Capitol Hill beyond spending more time in Mississippi with his family and working "on policy issues that matter." Harper overwhelmingly won his reelection in 2016 and the district is ...
If Sen. Thad Cochran retires – some say it could happen as soon as next week – it would likely launch the ultimate game of musical chairs in Mississippi politics. Readers poll: U.S. Senate. If Sen. Thad Cochran retires early from the Senate, who would you name to replace him? You voted: Phil Bryant.
Job creators and small businesses—the lifeblood of our economy—will have more capital to invest and innovate. This is a big win for the American people built on conservative principles." Sen. Thad Cochran also voted for the tax-reform legislation, saying it will help the economy grow. #"I am optimistic that ...
Sen. Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, hasn't presided over a hearing since early September. The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he's introduced only two bills during that time, both of them minor. To the extent that Cochran ...
Thad Cochran first went to Congress in 1972, riding on the broad Mississippi coattails of Richard Nixon, alongside fellow Ole Miss cheerleader Trent Lott. Six years later, he became the first statewide Republican winner since Reconstruction, succeeding veteran segregationist Democrat Jim Eastland and ...
This week, with a compromise bill marching toward final passage in both chambers, the House will take the unusual step of voting first - because a pair of senators, Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., are recuperating from, respectively, non-melanoma skin surgery and the side effects of ...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters in Jackson, Miss. op Republicans are already coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a contentious and partisan agenda through the... Cochran cautious in comments regarding Trump's budget ...
Sen. Thad Cochran played a key role in ensuring that Tougaloo College was included in a debt clearance measure for four historically black colleges and universities in the most recent Congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Photo courtesy Flickr/Chuck Hagel. By The Associated ...


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