Sen. Thad Cochran, 75, Seeks 7th Term Representing Miss.

Image: Sen. Thad Cochran, 75, Seeks 7th Term Representing Miss.

Friday, 06 Dec 2013 01:53 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Ending growing speculation he was about to throw in the towel, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term Republican, revealed Friday he will seek a seventh term.

"I'm comfortable with my decision," Cochran, 75, told the Gannett Washington Bureau.

"I'm looking forward to it," he added. "People have been very generous and expressed appreciation. Some have even started sending contributions and helping in that way."

Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, has served the Magnolia State since 1978 and had been mum about his plans for another term until now.

There was talk he might retire because of a "slow fundraising pace," The Hill reported.

Cochran faces a spirited primary battle with state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

McDaniel is a tea party favorite backed by conservative groups including the Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund, while Cochran enjoys the support of Mississippi's GOP establishment.

"Cochran is in for the toughest race of his career," Jennifer Duffy of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, told Gannett.

"What McDaniel did is kind of challenged his political manhood," she said. "He sort of dared him... Can Cochran walk away from a challenge like that?"

The veteran politician, who served three terms in the House before being elected to the Senate entering the Senate, is ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rand Paul: GOP Needs to Attract More Voters in Big Cities

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 20:04 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is to speak to the National Urban League convention in Cincinnati on Friday, and says his fellow . . .

Despite Crises Abroad, Obama Flies Off For Political Fundraisers

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 18:25 PM

Facing dueling foreign policy crises abroad, President Barack Obama is fending off criticism at home as he heads to the  . . .

John Gizzi: Rahm Emanuel Will Feel Heat From Chicago Gunfire

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 18:14 PM

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will soon feel the political heat generated by the ongoing web of gun violence plaguing the W . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved