Skip to comments.Thad Cochran likely to stay home for runoff
Posted on 06/06/2014 1:29:31 PM PDT by cotton1706
Thad Cochran is likely to stay in Mississippi for the duration of his three-week runoff against primary challenger Chris McDaniel, according to several Senate sources.
With much of the important policy work in Washington essentially stalled until the November election, Capitol Hill Republicans acknowledged that it doesnt make much sense for the six-term senator to shuttle between Washington and Mississippi while hes in the fight of his political life against the insurgent McDaniel. On Tuesday, McDaniel edged out Cochran by a half-percent 1,386 votes but fell short of the majority needed to win the GOP Senate primary outright. A runoff election is on June 24.
Cochran has not cast a vote in the Senate since May 22, when it passed water infrastructure legislation that both he and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) praised as vitally important to their state. The Senate then entered a weeklong recess and returned on Monday. The bodys dozen votes this week were on nominees that Republicans can no longer unilaterally block because of a rules change in the Senate, so the Mississippi senators vote hasnt been missed.
Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell left open the door for Cochran to return home to Washington.
He plans to be here primarily, but we dont want to rule out going back if his job requires it, Russell said.
Cochran is not expected to attend a fundraiser for him in Washington at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headlined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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That is, in his aide's bedroom...I mean, basement.
“Cochran has not cast a vote in the Senate since May 22.”
Just prop up a cardboard cutout of Cochran in his Senate chamber chair. No one will ever notice.
“...against the insurgent McDaniel.”
How long before they replace ‘insurgent’ with ‘terrorist’?
Something tells me that the aide will be less interested in that arrangement if Thad gets the boot.
If the Democrats are so confident that they can beat McDaniel in the General Election, then why are they working so hard to help Cochran? They did it during the primary and they appear to be gearing up to help him in the runoff. Or, is the press just trying to paint McDaniel as a vulnerable candidate in order to drive support to Cochran. No doubt that his victory would be cheered by the GOP Establishment and by Reid’s Democrat Senate colleagues. What’s not to love?
Incumbency is the word: in the past it has always worked in MS. Not since 1942 has an incument U.S. senator there lost a primary, and that is 72 years.
That's nearly always true.
“Incumbency is the word: in the past it has always worked in MS. Not since 1942 has an incument U.S. senator there lost a primary, and that is 72 years.”
Newsflash! A senator just did!
Cochran’s home is in his Mistress’s DC home.