Skip to comments.Thad Cochran to run for reelection
Posted on 12/06/2013 9:40:31 AM PST by cotton1706
Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will run for reelection next year, POLITICO has confirmed.
The second most-senior Republican in the Senate guarded his decision so closely that even Senate leaders and top officials at the National Republican Senatorial Committee didnt know what he was planning until he shared it with the press. He kept the political world waiting for his decision throughout the fall: he originally said hed make his decision by the end of November, but that deadline passed with no word from the veteran senator.
He first shared his decision in an interview with Gannett on Friday morning.
State insiders largely expected Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, to step down: campaign finance records show he raised just $53,000 in the third quarter of this year, not the kind of sum expected for a senator the fall before a reelection battle. Cochran had $804,000 on hand at the end of September.
Cochran will face a primary challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a conservative state lawmaker who announced he was running for the seat earlier this fall. State observers say Cochran, with his long history in the state, should have little trouble getting reelected despite the challenge from McDaniel hell have the support of the GOP establishment.
Andy Taggart, an attorney and veteran Republican in the state, said he believes Cochran will handily defeat McDaniel in the states June 3, 2014, primary.
[Cochran] has served honorably and well he has no political enemies in the state, he said.
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Cochran's either selfish or was talked into running again.
McDaniel for Senate!!
Cochran’s conservative ratings:
Cochran (MS) - 06/03/14 - 46% (Average) - 53% (Heritage) - 48% (CFG) - 52% (ACU) - 29% (FreedomWorks)
Time to clean the sewer, ya think?
30 years he’s been there???
i think thats way too long
Here’s what we have been hearing on the radio in print.
I just heard it during Rush’s first news break.
More like 36 years. I think this will be his seventh term.
If I still lived in northeast Jackson ...my youth....I imagine issues like this would have trimmed my dance card.
Less invites to cocktail parties and dove hunts at Bozeman farms
Thad “Poster Boy for Democrat Collaboration” needs to be removed from office, defeated in the Primary, or simply retire.
We don’t need these types of traitors in our midst.
This might be good in that a crowded primary field with a number of conservatives could have allowed a less conservative candidate to squeak through. As it is it will be an up or down vote.
OK folks, remember that talk is cheap. In addition to talking up McDaniel we also need to support his primary campaign in any way possible.
The corportists will back him because he brings the Sugar Teat back home.
Here’s Chris McDaniel’s campaign site. Let’s support him as much as we can.
I can't wait to vote for McDaniel on or before June 3, 2014!
Cochran’s gets two thirds of his money from PAC contributions, mostly Agribusiness, followed by lawyers & lobbyists. He’s a player...
chris...the former democrat?..sorry but not worth the vote
coch-roach has enemies in every single thinking man and woman in Mississippi. His ass is gone in November.
I am with you!
I suspect he’s gone too. I live in a Desoto County and I don’t know anyone who likes Thad. That said, there is no depth too low for the GOP establishment.
I mean, Really?
Me thinks you are a THAD too much of a COCHRAN troll.
Dirtbag. We’ll have to retire this fool the old fashioned way.
CHRIS MCDANIEL FOR SENATE
that’s a disgusting record .Uncle Mitch must be soooo very proud
I hear you but I think there are enough people that are fed up with both cochran and wicker.
Indeed. Waaay too long and ineffectual the whole time to boot.
Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS
>> Cochran (MS) - 06/03/14 - 46% (Average) - 53% (Heritage) - 48% (CFG) - 52% (ACU) - 29% (FreedomWorks)<<
True enough. But IIRC, he has very high ratings from the NRA and various pro-life groups. The reason he gets such low ratings from the others is that he is one of the Senate’s top ear-markers.
In other words, he has delivered billions of dollars to Mississippi, and whether we like it or not, all of that pork for the home folks — plus his pro-gun and pro-life records — should get him re-elected easily.
Primary qualifying is from Jan. 1 - Mar. 1, 2014. In less than three months
we’ll know who is in and who is out.
Probably talked into it. The only questions is who profits from his staying? Who is making money because he remains in office, and, then of course, McConnell, who needs to stay as Leader.
If those things remains important. Suppose, though, the I word comes to means something. Can we expect a 75 year old placeman to stand up and fight. McDaniel needs to make Obama the issue.
My guess is Cochran will run, win and sometime after the 2014 elections retire and let Gov. Bryant appoint a republican senator.
They are afraid if Cochran retires or loses in a primary then Jim Hood the Atty. Gen will run and be strong competition.
McDaniel would be the best guy for the job but this is just the way I see things happening.
They both need to go for sure. I used to like Wicker pretty well, but he has been moving left.
Andy Taggart was a supervisor in Hinds Co in a very safe district. He pretended he was going to run for reelection. An hour or so before the dead line he announced he wasn’t. His good friend was waiting court house. He walked in and Qualified to run. Too much like dimorats for me. Pi** on Andy Taggart
He just looks scummy. Like a used car salesman.
He was first elected to Congress in 1972 and to the Senate in 1978.