Skip to comments.Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide (Wife Died in December)
Posted on 05/26/2015 1:24:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Mississippi senators previous wife died in December.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his longtime executive assistant, Kay Webber, over the holiday weekend, according to a report from the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss.
The 77-year-old Republican wed Webber, who has worked for him since 1981, in a private ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Saturday. Cochrans staff, which had denied any knowledge of an impending wedding as recently as last week, released the news in a one-sentence statement. Webber is also 77. Story Continued Below
Cochrans previous wife of 50 years, Rose Cochran, died last December. She spent the final 13 years of her life in a nursing home, where she battled dementia and was mostly bedridden.
Thad Cochrans relationship with Webber became a point of controversy during his bid to win a Republican primary and seek reelection last year. His GOP challenger, Chris McDaniel, accused the senator of having an affair with Webber amid a hotly contested primary campaign. An aspiring political blogger, Clayton Kelly, was arrested during the campaign for taking pictures of Rose Cochran in her bed that he intended to use as evidence of an affair. Charges against him are still pending.
The senators office denied the allegation, and Cochran, the second-longest-serving senator in Mississippi history, went on to win a seventh full term in November.
The news story doesn’t give Miss Webber’s age. What great reporting.
Oops yes it does - my bad. Should read more carefully. :-(
“An aspiring political blogger, Clayton Kelly, was arrested during the campaign for taking pictures of Rose Cochran in her bed that he intended to use as evidence of an affair.”
Ah - now, I finally understand that story!
So... where do you see the age? I don’t see it. I re-read it 4 times.
one-sentence statement. Webber is also 77. Story Continued Below
...Webber is also 77...
But I don't hold his personal life against him
Just wish he could double his honeymoon for a retirement send off as well. But thy royal senators must depart their office in the stiff, horizontal position. Its their holy grail to endure the senate until the reaper comes a’calling.
What the heck is she wearing in that photo?
Just another poster boy for TERM LIMITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran confirms he is one lying POS!
Based on Cochran’s comments during the election, she needs to look like an animal to be attractive to him.
Am I supposed to have a big problem with this? After my grandmother died unexpectedly, a short time later, my grandfather (early 70s then) was considering a relationship with someone he had once known. I think she was a cousin.
He was originally from Minnesota, from the American branch of a Canadian family. She was in Winnipeg, and apparently they had known each other when young.
I remember my mother expressing some concern over her randy father’s possible late life dalliance, which came to nothing in the end.
After my MIL was widowed at a fairly young age, she had a male friend. They dated and enjoyed a few years, before he too died. All of her children, approved of Mom having a good life.
I guess Cochran can now move from the guest room up to the master.
He’s lived in the DC residence of Kay Webber for a number of years.
When is the last time Cochran has spoken in public in detail? During the election, he seemed, just my own observation, at least borderline senile.
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