Skip to comments.Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Will Depart April 1
Posted on 03/05/2018 9:24:41 PM PST by lowbuck
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. Cochrans 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 regret my health has become an ongoing challenge," Cochran said in a statement Monday. "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, 80, chairs the Appropriations Committee and has been absent from the Senate for long stretches over the past year, and his resignation does not come as a surprise. However, it does mean that both of Mississippi's Senate seats will be on the ballot come November.
Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978, and had previously served three terms in the House.
Now, depending on who Republicans nominate, this shouldn't be a problem. If the party decides to take another trip down looney lane, then, as you saw in Alabama, anything is possible.
Personally, Matt gives us the basics here, and there is no need to give NPR the "click". Let them rot!
Now, it's time to see if the Republicans can get their sh*t in one sock or if they are going to screw the pooch again. Sigh!
Let’s hope the Republicans don’t hand over this seat to the Democrats.
Should have been April 2. The idiot fools on the Left will take anything.
Definitely - let’s not have another fiasco like Alabama. I’m sure the Rats will go all out to steal another one.
Well here is another seat we will to the Democrats.
It is absolutely VITAL that we who believe in the rule of law capture more Senate seats.
We currently have just 4 Senators on the side of the citizens and the rule of law.
We MUST prevent the Bush League Republicans from stacking the Senate with Amnesty Senators.
....If the party decides to take another trip down looney lane, then, as you saw in Alabama, anything is possible.
TRANSLATION OF THE ABOVE: The Republicans better support someone the K Street open borders globalists want to represent Mississippi OR ELSE.
And I call bull shit on the above nonsense.
The reason we lost seats previously is that the GOPe helps the Democrat win if the nominee is not a Bush League Republican.
It’s tough to win against both parties.
Looks like the 116th Congress will feature two new rising stars when it takes office in 2019: Sens. Mike Espy (D-Miss. and Jenny Wilson (D-Utah).
WOW - April 1? Not dying ... fleeing IMO
Interesting that he waited until Chris McDaniel decided to run against wicker,,maybe Bryant will appoint McDaniel,,, if he can legally.
We need a real Constitutionalist and not a RINO in the Cochran mold and if that means another Roy Moore so be it and Donald Trump better be right there campaigning for him instead of staying away like he did for Roy Moore’s fight with the Democrat and making the endorsement from a distance.
Is Thad sure he isn’t resigning just to be close to his barnyard friends?
Yup. Amnesty and impeachment. Those are the goals.
May God reward them as they deserve.
And or three terms...
Definitely - lets not have another fiasco like Alabama. Im sure the Rats will go all out to steal another one.
Gloria Allred is already lining up the sexual abuse accusers. She just needs to know the Republican candidates name to pin them on.
If we get a decent candidate we should have no problem
They need to appoint McDaniel!
This is a seat redneck GOPe punks Haley Barbour and son stole for the establishment. They paid off democrats to vote in the republican runoff to keep their seat of power.
I lost respect for Barbour and his group of thugs forever on that deal.
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