Tag Archives: Thad Cochran

MISSISSIPPI: Gov Appoints Ag Commissioner To Fill US Senate Seat Vacated By Retiring Sen. Thad Cochran

Roll Call reports: Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith will be coming to the U.S. Senate next month. GOP Gov. Phil Bryant formally tapped the Republican former state senator to fill the unexpired term of Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran, who is poised to go out with a win on an omnibus spending bill before resigning effective April 1. …

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MISSISSIPPI: Far-Right GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel Switches To Run For Thad Cochran’s Seat

Roll Call reports: Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Wednesday he will switch from challenging GOP Sen. Roger Wicker in a primary to running in the November special election for resigning Sen. Thad Cochran’s seat. “By announcing early, we are asking Mississippi Republicans to unite around my candidacy and avoid another contentious contest among GOP members that would only improve …

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MISSISSIPPI: Far-Right GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel May Switch To Run For Thad Cochran’s Seat

NBC News reports: Citing ill health, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he will resign his Senate seat, effective April 1. The early departure clears the way for Gov. Phil Bryant, a fellow Republican, to appoint an interim successor — perhaps Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves — and sets up a special election on …

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GOP Sen. Thad Cochran To Retire Effective April 1st

USA Today reports: U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran announced Monday he is resigning effective April 1 because of health reasons, ending one of the longest and most storied political careers in Mississippi history. He is 80. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge. I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate …

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REPORT: GOP Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran Appears Frail And Disoriented, Loses Way In Senate Building

Politico reports: Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran insists that he is not retiring from Congress, despite widespread speculation about the veteran lawmaker’s health and political future. The 79-year-old Cochran appeared frail and at times disoriented during a brief hallway interview on Wednesday. He was unable to answer whether he would remain chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and at one point, …

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MISSISSIPPI: Tea Party Leader Suspected In Photo Scandal Commits Suicide

Via Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger: Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has died of an apparent suicide. Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a political video against Cochran. Mark Mayfield of Ridgeland, …

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MISSISSIPPI: Tea Party Challenger Loses GOP Runoff To Sen. Thad Cochran

Just like the primary, the runoff was very close. Cochran wasn’t declared the winner until nearly all the precincts were in. Breitbart claims that McDaniel is already mulling a legal challenge to the tally: A source close to McDaniel told Breitbart News that is considering legal challenges over ballots. Democrats who voted for Cochran on Tuesday but voted three weeks …

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Trump Endorses Mississippi Teabagger

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Cochran Didn’t Know Cantor Lost

Adding fuel to the “indecent things to animals” flap, some today are truly wondering about Sen. Thad Cochran’s state of mind. Three days after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became national political news fodder by losing a primary election to tea party challenger Dave Brat, embattled GOP Sen. Thad Cochran has seemingly no idea what happened. To repeat: A sitting …

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Quote Of The Day – Sen. Thad Cochran

“[We’d] get back [to the Hattiesburg area of Mississippi] as often as we could because it was fun—it was an adventure to be out there in the country and see what goes on. Picking up pecans, from that to all kind of indecent things with animals.  I know some of you know what that is. The whole point of the …

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MISSISSIPPI: Palin Stumps For Senate Tea Party Challenger Chris McDaniel

Sarah Palin was in Mississippi over the weekend in advance of today’s GOP Senate primary in which Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel hopes to topple 36-year veteran Sen. Thad Cochran. The campaign exploded into scandal two weeks ago when a McDaniel supporter snuck into an adult care facility to photograph Cochran’s wife, who is being treated for Alzheimer’s. Also in …

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MISSISSIPPI: Tea Party Leader Arrested In Nursing Home Photo Scandal

A Mississippi Tea Party leader and two other men have been arrested for conspiring to take a photo of GOP Sen. Thad Conchran’s wife, who is under care for Alzheimer’s in an adult treatment facility. Last week a blogger was arrested for taking the photo. Authorities say the vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and two other men conspired …

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MISSISSIPPI: Tea Party Blogger Arrested For Taking Photo Of GOP Sen. Chad Cochran’s Alzheimer’s-Stricken Wife

A right wing blogger that supports the Tea Party opponent of US Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) has been arrested for sneaking into an adult care facility and taking a photo of Cochran’s wife, who is being treated for Alzheimer’s. Clayton Thomas Kelly runs a political blog called Constitutional Clayton, where he posted a story April 26 attacking Cochran and supporting …

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