More Mississippi Articles

  • Thad Cochran gets lost in Senate building, winds up at Democratic event

    Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., got lost on his way to a Senate Republican luncheon on Tuesday and ended up at the Democrats' gathering instead, the Hill reported.

  • Oh, good: Hillary Clinton has thoughts on the Republican primary in Mississippi

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised longtime Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., for reaching out to Democratic and minority voters in his June 24 runoff election, the Hill reported.

  • New Tea Party group's voting integrity lawsuit threatens Mississippi establishment Democrats and Republicans

    If things were bad between Tea Party activists and the Mississippi Republican establishment before last Tuesday's Senate primary runoff, it's about to get a lot uglier.

  • Cochran holds 12-point lead over Democratic challenger

    JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., holds a 12-point lead over Democratic challenger Travis Childers heading into the general election, a new poll shows. Cochran secured the right to run for a seventh term on June 24, narrowly defeating the tea party-supported...

  • Random observations on Sunday morning

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute has launched a great new tool for understanding federal spending trends since 1970. It's the "Make Your Own Spending Chart" interactive on downsizinggovernment.org. You just check whichever federal department you want to graph and it appears on the chart...

  • Chris McDaniel blew it in Mississippi by ignoring black voters

    There are plenty of black conservatives who understand that big government politicians -- Democrats or Republicans -- hurt their communities. They just need Republican candidates to recognize they exist.

  • Larry Sabato: Despite Mississippi loss, Tea Party 'is alive and well'

    They didn't win in Mississippi, but the Tea Party showed in their effort to unseat GOP Sen. Thad Cochran that it is alive and well, says a new analysis.

  • Tea Party official in Thad Cochran photos case dies

    A Tea Party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary.

  • How Thad Cochran snagged an unlikely runoff win

    Sen. Thad Cochran pulled off a rare move in politics: An upset of an upset. After the 76-year-old Mississippi Republican came in second in the state's June 3 primary to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, he rallied to pull off a surprising win in the runoff two weeks later. So how did he do it?...

  • Why Mississippi's losing Tea Party candidate has no path forward

    Chris McDaniel appears out of options and prominent Mississippi Republicans are urging unity in the aftermath of Sen. Thad Cochran's unlikely victory in a GOP primary runoff.

  • Conservatives need to keep their eyes on the prize

    Ten years ago this spring, I was a young conservative journalist writing for Human Events. I was living the nerd-dream of following then-Rep. Pat Toomey around Pennsylvania during his insurgent Senate primary against the RINO of all RINOs, incumbent Republican Sen. Arlen Specter.

  • One lesson from Mississippi: Every vote counts

    Thad Cochran must feel very grateful to Thomas L. Carey. He's the candidate whose 1.52 percent of the vote in the June 3 primary prevented the six-term Mississippi senator from losing the Republican nomination to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who received 1,418 more votes.

  • Thad Cochran upsets Chris McDaniel in Mississippi runoff stunner

    Sen. Thad Cochran won an unlikely come-from-behind victory Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi, holding off challenger Chris McDaniel in what was thought to be the Tea Party's best opportunity to knock off a GOP incumbent.

  • Primary Watch: Judgment day in Mississippi; the end of Charlie Rangel?

    Voters in New York, Maryland, Oklahoma, Colorado and Utah will nominate yet another batch of candidates for the Nov. 4 elections on Tuesday. A special election will also be held in Florida, and there are primary runoffs in South Carolina and Mississippi.

  • What to look for in tonight's primaries

    During the last major day of primaries until August, a few of the most prominent themes of the 2014 midterm election cycle will be on display.



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