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Travis Childers Loses Senate Race To Thad Cochran

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) was defeated by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Tuesday. The race between Childers and Cochran was a relative...

Thad Cochran Wins 2014 Mississippi Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) defeated former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) on Tuesday. Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978. The rac...

Mississippi Senate Election Results: Thad Cochran Wins

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) defeated former Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) on Tuesday. Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978. The rac...

McDaniel Finally Makes His Move

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff ...

Thad Cochran, Dem Challenger Seek Voters At 'Giant Houseparty'

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Thursday that he's asking for the support of Mississippi voters in November "no matter ...

In Latest Setback, McDaniel's Push To Review Mississippi Voter Records Rejected

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

An unhappy challenger was dealt another blow in his quest to upend Mississippi's Republican race for the U.S. Senate. Mississippi state Sen. Chris...

Thad Cochran Press Call Turns Into Disaster After Caller Asks About 'Harvested' Black Votes

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A press conference call for Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) re-election campaign turned into a fiasco on Wednesday when an unidentified caller began ask...

Minority Voters Flexing Muscle After Thad Cochran's Win

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new ...

Tea Party Senate Candidate's Rhetoric Falls Short Of Reality

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel puts the nation's $17 trillion debt at the center of his bid to represent Mississ...

Democrats Working To Get Out The Vote For Endangered GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

An unusual coalition of activists and organizations have united in the hopes of defending Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in his June 24 runoff against st...

Thad Cochran Attempts To Thwart Tea Party Challenge

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to un...

Tea Party Lashes Out At Haley Barbour In GOP Senate Race

AP | BILL BARROW and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Haley Barbour almost certainly isn't running for office again in Mississippi, but the former governor, one-time Republican Nat...

GOP Senator Calls His Runoff Opponent An 'Extremist'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A Republican senator not known for fiery rhetoric called his runoff opponent an "extremist." Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) had harsh words for state ...

Jon Ward

Mississippi Runoff Tests Veteran Senator's Value To His State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The man wearing an orange polo shirt frowned just slightly when I asked if he had a few moments to talk. Arnold Jackson, a 6...

Cochran, McDaniel Go To Primary Runoff In Mississippi Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Veteran Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel have advanced to a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi's Senate race, The Associa...

Conservative Group Urges Embattled Senator To Drop Out Of Runoff

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

The Club for Growth, a conservative free enterprise group, called on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to suspend his reelection bid after a nail-biting pri...

GOP Senator, Tea Party Challenger Virtually Tied In Heated Senate Race

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party favorite Chris McDaniel and six-term Sen. Thad Cochran dueled inconclusively at close quarters in Mississippi's primary ...

Democrats Make Pick In Mississippi Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Travis Childers has won the Democratic primary in Missisippi's Senate race, the Associated Press reports. Childers, a former congressman, bested a ...

Mississippi Primary Pits Thad Cochran Against Tea Party Favorite

Reuters | John Whitesides | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi will be fighting for political survival on Tuesday in a Republican primary contes...

Mississippi Senate Race Tops Tuesday's 8 Primaries

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday's primary elections in...

Jon Ward

Republican Mississippi Senator's Long Political Past Holds Clues His Time May Be Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A casual observer may be forgiven for wondering how Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), a man known for cordiality and manners almost more than...

Another GOP Senator Is Facing Residency Questions In Competitive Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A six-term senator is facing questions about his primary place of residence in a similar sort of dust-up to one that has felled incumbent senators in ...

GOP Senator Attacks Tea Party Rival As 'Wrong On Meth'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

One way to tell how seriously a sitting senator takes a primary challenge is by looking at how tough the incumbent's ads are. In the case of Sen. Thad...