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Thad Cochran

Case Regarding Photos Of Thad Cochran's Wife Presented To Grand Jury

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

The case of the man accused of taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) wife in her nursing home room has been presented to a Mississippi grand ...

McDaniel Delays Announcement On Election Lawsuit

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that cha...

Judge Throws Out Chris McDaniel Lawsuit Challenging Thad Cochran Victory

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican pri...

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 ...

Chris McDaniel Lists His Own Lawyer's Vote As Tainted

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., Aug 12 (Reuters) - The Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi challenging his loss in t...

Mississippi GOP Won't Hear McDaniel Challenge To Cochran Primary Runoff Win

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP run...

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

Jason Linkins

This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," d...

The Tea Partier Who Lost To Thad Cochran Will Not Give Up Election Challenge

AP | By BILL BARROW and JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ha...

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 2014, Politics May Be Local. Really.

Greg Speed | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

What if this means that to some extent, as the old adage goes, all politics are once again local in 2014? Will this year be determined more by state and local dynamics, issues, and candidate qualities than the two previous midterms?

Comic Book Store Complains About Chris McDaniel's Bus On 'Batman Day'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Bruce Wayne has a new villain, and his name is Chris McDaniel. The owner of a comic book store in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awoke Wednesday morning...

Paul Blumenthal

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

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...

Paul Blumenthal

How GOP Donors Funded Sen. Thad Cochran's Winning Appeal To African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) appeal to African-American voters in his winning primary election runoff last month was funded entirely by...

McDaniel Still Not Giving Up On Primary Loss

AP | By JEFF AMY | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is taking his quest to view o...

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Split About The Future Of The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This primary season has been a very mixed bag for the tea party. Just two weeks after one tea party-backed candidate unexpectedly took down Rep. Eric ...

Ted Cruz, Tea Party Groups Want Probe Of Senate Runoff

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an in...

Thad Cochran Expands Lead Over Chris McDaniel In Certified Results

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Mississippi Republican Party certified Sen. Thad Cochran's victory over state lawmaker Chris McDaniel on Monday in the state's Republican primary ...

Black Leaders Seek Republican's Help

AP | By BILL BARROW and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent cons...

Tea Partier Not Going Down Without A Fight

AP | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican who lost a primary runoff election to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran said Friday he plans to challenge the results. ...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Conservative Blogger Says GOP Operative 'Helped Kill' Tea Party Leader Who Committed Suicide

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may have eked out a narrow victory over state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in the Mississippi Senate primary, but this bizarre ...

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...

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...