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Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran's Opponent Raises Funds For A Potential Runoff Challenge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost a GOP primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran, has done anything but accept the election results. On W...

Young Party Hoppers: Another Mississippi Millennial GOP Leader Makes an Exit

David Dent | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
David Dent

Do Mississippi Republicans have a millennial problem? Evan M. Alvarez, former chairman of the Federation of College Republicans, has deserted the elephant for the donkey.

Chair Of Mississippi College Republicans Resigns To Become A Democrat

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

The first Hispanic chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans resigned Monday because of his concerns about the far right's influen...

The New Mississippi? Black Sheriff, White Millennial Gun Store Owner and Former GOP County Chair Becomes Obama Fan

David Dent | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
David Dent

His last name is actually Sheriff. Yet, while growing up in Yazoo, Mississippi, Jacob Sheriff never thought he would one day wear the name as a prefix and actually become Sheriff Jacob Sheriff.

Conservatives Go on Offense Against IRS, RINOs, Executive Orders. They Winning or Whining?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Insurgents this week are pushing for regime change... in the U.S.. Is ISSA our ISIS -- and Lois Lerner really Nixon? Lowry and Alter clash whether the IRS is a true scandal or not even a "smidgeon" of one.

Friday Talking Points -- Courtin' Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of June is an important time on the political calendar, but it is one which most Americans don't really think about all that much. It's hard to fault this, so let's take a quick run through the important decisions handed down in the past week.

Mighty Obliged

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Defeated Republican Challenges Senate Primary Votes

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment from McDaniel spokesman, byline) By Colleen Jenkins June 27 (Reuters) - The Tea Party-backed candidate who...

50 Years After Freedom Summer: Irony in Mississippi

John Fairbanks | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
John Fairbanks

Voting is not a privilege; it's the fundamental right of a democracy. We should be doing everything we can to protect that right, not restrict it.

Thank You for Your Service, But It's Time to Go Justice Ginsburg

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

If either Ginsburg or Breyer resign this summer we can expect a contentious, drawn out, and divisive confirmation battle. But that is nothing like we are bound to see if they wait until after November when odds are the Republicans will take the Senate.

Jason Linkins

Cochran Vs. McDaniel: The Winner And The Whiner | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

They said it couldn't be done. Or rather, that it shouldn't be done. But someone went and did it anyway. And now, they are frothing with incandescent ...

Thad Cochran's Near (Ole) Miss

Lance Simmens | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Lance Simmens

The real choice is between growth and decay, and all Americans should opt for growth. So let Mississippi be the birthplace of the new revolution and let this race signal the evolution of that revolution.

Mississippi's Primary Could Affect The Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices

Mississippi's 2014 GOP primary face off ended in a victory of Sen. Thad Cochran over Sen. Chris McDaniel. Support from black voters ensured Cochra...

Chris McDaniel Is a Sore Loser

Andrew Pavelyev | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Andrew Pavelyev

Is it just me or is Chris McDaniel a really sore loser? Not only he delivered an angry non-concession speech on the election night, but at the time of this writing he still refuses to concede and threatens to sue.

This Two-Headed Monster Is Everything Wrong With Washington

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

Two longtime incumbents won heated primary elections this week, and both of them -- Reps. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) -- have t...

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Black voters played a huge role in helping Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) fend off tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election Tuesday, and ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Why The Polls Missed In Mississippi | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

In Mississippi, an unprecedented turnout helped incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran defeat his tea party challenger. We explore why a handful of public polls ...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McConnel...

Palin: 'If Republicans Are Gonna Act Like Democrats, Then What's The Use?'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Ahead of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) Tuesday evening runoff win, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) accused his campaign of possible “shenanigans,...

The Daily Szep -- Caricature of Sen. Thad Cochran

Paul Szep | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Paul Szep


Chris McDaniel Accuses GOP Of 'Abandoning The Conservative Movement'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel tore into the Republican Party Tuesday evening after he narrowly lost his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Thad Coc...

Cochran Survives GOP Primary Runoff

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran has won a runoff election in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, defeating Chris McDaniel. McDaniel and Cochran were ...

Tea Party Will Be Closely Watched For Voter Intimidation In Mississippi Senate Runoff

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

The Justice Department said Monday it will closely monitor Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff election for voter intimidation after conservative groups ...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....