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  • Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Will Depart April 1

    03/05/2018 9:24:41 PM PST · by lowbuck · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5 March 2018 | Matt Vespa
    While he survived a brutal and controversial Senate primary in 2014, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, citing his failing health, is resigning effective April 1. A special election will be held to finish the remainder of his term that ends in 2020. If no one gets above 50 percent, a runoff will be held. For now, Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint an interim senator to fill the vacancy until the election. Cochran’s colleague, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI), is up for re-election this year and is facing a challenge by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. McDaniel challenged Cochran in 2014 (via NPR): I...
  • Mike Espy to run for Thad Cochran's Senate seat

    03/05/2018 7:53:26 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    Mississippi News Now ^ | 3/5/2018 | Geoff Pender
    Espy became Assistant State Attorney General from 1984 to 1985, when he was elected as a Democrat to the 100th Congress in 1986 from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. He defeated two-term Republican Webb Franklin to become the first African-American to represent Mississippi at the federal level since Reconstruction. He was reelected three times. Just 20 days after taking office for his fourth term, Espy resigned after being appointed Secretary of Agriculture in the Cabinet of President Bill Clinton. He served as Secretary of Agriculture in 1993–94.
  • Cochran to resign from Senate next month

    03/05/2018 2:05:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Monday said he will resign from the Senate next month, saying his "health has become an ongoing challenge." "I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which I will formally retire from the U.S. Senate," Cochran said in a statement. He is set to resign from his seat on April 1, according to his office. Cochran is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. His announcement comes as Congress aims to pass a mammoth government funding bill by...
  • Dementia-addled Thad Cochran will be senior republican senator, and thus President Pro-Tempore

    01/02/2018 1:31:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    After Hatch leaves office, and should the republicans retain the Senate majority, Thad Cochran will be senior-most republican senator, and will likely be made President Pro-Tempore, third in line for the Presidency. This is likely why there's been talk of his retirement as well. After Cochran, next in seniority is Charles Grassley of Iowa, elected in the Reagan landslide.
  • How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington

    12/17/2017 9:05:55 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2017 | Pauk Kane
    Back in November, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, the 83-year-old Republican from Utah, was at the helm when the Senate's massive tax bill came through the Finance Committee. But Hatch also deputized four younger Republicans on the panel to serve as de facto co-chairmen over various parts of the legislation. 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 cancer treatments. Hatch's...
  • GOP Sen. Thad Cochran grappling with illness

    10/16/2017 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 11:16 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington, his office announced on Monday. The GOP veteran, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month. Cochran’s chief of staff, Brad White, made the announcement in a statement issued by Cochran’s office. White said Cochran’s wife told him late Saturday that the infection had returned. His office had said last week that Cochran would return to work on Monday. […] Cochran’s health has been the subject of speculation in Washington, fueled by his extended absence and tweets by...
  • Right On Cue – Cochran, Yes Cochran, Will Not Support OMB Director

    02/14/2017 11:46:37 PM PST · by onyx · 16 replies
    The Last Refuge - The Conservative Treehouse ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2017 | SUNDANCE
    As if on cue. I swear we didn’t know this was going to be in the Swamp Media Newsletter when we earlier wrote about Trump’s anticipated budget battle with the UniParty…Apparently the GOPe has had enough of this hiding behind the guise of supporting Trump. We know this specifically because the Corinthian Chair sitting GOPe “Decepticons” never trot out Thad Cochran unless -and until- Mitch McConnell pulls him out of the closet for a purpose.For those who don’t know, Senator Thad Cochran is, well, to put it nicely, cognitively impaired. As such, McConnell keeps him tucked away, and hidden...
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Utah Gov. John Huntsman,Jr: Donald Trump "Better Positioned" To Cut Across Party Boundaries

    05/03/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. is throwing his support behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. We’ve had enough intraparty fighting. Now’s the time to stitch together a winning coalition,” Huntsman said to Politico.
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives must “get over” hard feelings over Thad Cochran election fraud[2014]

    03/08/2016 6:02:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    In last June’s Mississippi GOP runoff, liberal Republican Thad Cochran engaged in mass election fraud to defeat conservative primary challenger Chris McDaniel.
  • GOPe Announce Plans To Go “Full Mississippi” on Donald Trump To Destroy Him….

    02/24/2016 7:03:42 PM PST · by Brookhaven · 117 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-24-16 | Sundance
    When little known Chris McDaniel beat entrenched republican senator Thad Cochran in the first Mississippi primary of 2014 it triggered a series of events that became known simply as “Mississippi ’14“. The entrenched DC republican elite developed a plan to destroy McDaniel before the run-off primary. They decided to call McDaniel a racist, pay for print and broadcast attack ads, request help from black Mississippi pastors, and pay Democrats, preachers and voters to vote in the run-off election. Republicans in DC attacking a republican outsider. Their Machiavellian plan worked. In the run-off Chris McDaniel again beat Thad Cochran with republican...
  • First on CNN: Thad Cochran backs Jeb Bush

    12/08/2015 6:28:43 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/8/2015 | Ashley Killough
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, is backing Jeb Bush for president, the former Florida governor's campaign is announcing Tuesday. The endorsement marks Bush's fourth Senate endorsement and 30th total from a member of Congress. "Jeb Bush is the proven leader the American people need as we face grave threats from abroad and continued economic challenges at home. Jeb is a serious leader with executive experience and a forward-looking vision," said Cochran, who's now in his seventh term in the Senate. Bush also has support from Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Susan Collins of...
  • From Trump to McDaniel: Is Ted Cruz Running a Brilliant Stealth Campaign?

    08/17/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 8/17/2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz was overshadowed during much of the first GOP debate, but he finished strong. And this might turn out to be a microcosm of his larger campaign plan. True, Donald Trump is sucking up everyone’s oxygen. And, yes, logic would dictate that — because he occupies the same populist space as Cruz — Trump would take a disproportionate number of votes from the Texas conservative. But, instead, Cruz is polling well — in third place, behind Trump and Ben Carson, according to a new Fox News poll. And if Trump gets out of the race (for now, that’s...
  • Republican decries GOP double standard (Chris McDaniel)

    12/30/2014 1:53:27 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R) on Tuesday accused Republican leaders of enforcing a double standard in their response to the revelation that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002. ADVERTISEMENTMcDaniel nearly took out Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in the this year's GOP Senate primary. He was the target of attacks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and some in the state GOP who said he should withdraw from the race because he had booked a speaking engagement at a conservative rally alongside a white nationalist. McDaniel ultimately withdrew from the rally....
  • Campaign Rewind: Donald Trump Supported Chris McDaniel Against Thad Cochran

    08/08/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    With the big Fox News debate tonight, and as we begin to pick our favored candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign, it is noteworthy to point out that, as we announced yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Mississippi next week to campaign and Senator McDaniel will be with him, and that Donald Trump threw his support behind Senator McDaniel last year against Thad Cochran.(TWEET-AT-LINK)
  • Chris McDaniel: I was “betrayed” by the GOP establishment

    06/25/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 522 replies
    MOFO Politics ^ | 25 Jun 14 | MFP
    Chris McDaniel, onthe blatantly unethical and illegal tactics employed by Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour in the Mississippi GOP runoff Tuesday… “McDaniel: I am a two-term state senator, I have fought for this party my entire life, I’ve given money…I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do– and last night, they pulled over 35,000 Democrats into a Republican primary to defeat me…we feel betrayed. … Hannity: Do you foresee any circumstance under which you would support this guy? Because I don’t think I could do it. McDaniel: I prayed about it last night…my core principle is gonna have a hard...
  • MFP’s Sarcastic Top 12 Ways Rand Paul Defeated the Washington Machine

    04/11/2015 5:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    1 Rand Paul defeated the Washington machine by comparing opponents of amnesty to Nazis… (SNIP) 2 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand… (SNIP) 5 Then he defeated the Washington machine by endorsing Mitch McConnell even after McConnell pledged to “crush” conservatives… (SNIP) 6 Then he defeated the Washington machine by ditching Steve King… (SNIP) 8 Then he defeated the Washington Machine by telling conservatives to “get over” Thad Cochran election fraud… (SNIP) 12 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to black supremacist Al Sharpton…
  • Rand Paul on Mississippi: ‘I’m for more people voting’

    06/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25 at 2:34 PM | Paul Kane
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, declined to support tea party critics of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's efforts to mobilize non-GOP voters to win the Republican nomination."I'm for more people voting, not less people voting," Paul told reporters Wednesday.Paul, an original tea party icon for his 2010 GOP primary win over the establishment, has worked assiduously the past year on broadening his party's appeal to minority voters, including negotiating with Democrats on efforts to rewrite the Voting Rights Act.Cochran's vote total grew by almost 40,000 votes from the initial June 3 primary to Tuesday's runoff against state...