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Sen. Thad Cochran Speaks Against President Obama
Sen. Thad Cochran Speaks Against President Obama's Flawed Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Published: 2015/09/10
Channel: SenCochran
McConnell Honors Cochran on Becoming 10th Longest-Serving Senator
McConnell Honors Cochran on Becoming 10th Longest-Serving Senator
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: SenCochran
Sen. McCain Attacks Fellow Republican Sen. Thad Cochran
Sen. McCain Attacks Fellow Republican Sen. Thad Cochran
Published: 2008/01/27
Channel: bonwils51
Bestiality Joke, Cantor Cluelessness - Is Sen Thad Cochran Losing It?
Bestiality Joke, Cantor Cluelessness - Is Sen Thad Cochran Losing It?
Published: 2014/06/16
Channel: The Young Turks
June 2, 1986: Sen. Thad Cochran (C-SPAN)
June 2, 1986: Sen. Thad Cochran (C-SPAN)
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: C-SPAN
Harry Reid Praises Thad Cochran 10,000th vote!
Harry Reid Praises Thad Cochran 10,000th vote!
Published: 2014/06/16
Channel: MosquitoRanch
Own Words
Own Words
Published: 2014/06/14
Channel: ThadforMS
Thad Cochran wins Primary Run-Off in Mississippi - MSNBC
Thad Cochran wins Primary Run-Off in Mississippi - MSNBC's The Cycle
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: BonfireStrat
Thad Cochran and Farm Animals
Thad Cochran and Farm Animals
Published: 2014/06/12
Channel: Rshill7
RUSH: I Wonder If Thad Cochran
RUSH: I Wonder If Thad Cochran's Campaign Slogan Was "Uncle Toms for Thad"
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: DailyRushbo
Preview: Thad Cochran sits down with Bert Case
Preview: Thad Cochran sits down with Bert Case
Published: 2014/06/09
Channel: 16 WAPT News Jackson
Sen. Thad Cochran: We should go back to the drawing board on Obamacare
Sen. Thad Cochran: We should go back to the drawing board on Obamacare
Published: 2014/02/18
Channel: dcexaminer
Veteran
Veteran
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: ThadforMS
Only One
Only One
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: ThadforMS
Can McDaniel beat Thad Cochran? Full Interview
Can McDaniel beat Thad Cochran? Full Interview
Published: 2014/05/28
Channel: TPNNVideos
Senator Thad Cochran discusses progress on the Farm Bill (May 23, 2013)
Senator Thad Cochran discusses progress on the Farm Bill (May 23, 2013)
Published: 2014/01/10
Channel: SenCochran
Brett Favre Supports Thad Cochran
Brett Favre Supports Thad Cochran
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sen. Thad Cochran  thanks black voters
Sen. Thad Cochran thanks black voters
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: Amear K
U.S. Thad Cochran and the Daily Journal Editorial Board
U.S. Thad Cochran and the Daily Journal Editorial Board
Published: 2008/08/15
Channel: Todd Vinyard
Inside Thad Cochran
Inside Thad Cochran's win
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: POLITICO
Retire Thad Cochran: 41 Years In Washington Is Enough
Retire Thad Cochran: 41 Years In Washington Is Enough
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: FreedomWorks
Thad Cochran - "Lost Touch"
Thad Cochran - "Lost Touch"
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: Chris McDaniel For United States Senate
Chris McDaniel does not concede Mississippi Senate race to Thad Cochran
Chris McDaniel does not concede Mississippi Senate race to Thad Cochran
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: 16 WAPT News Jackson
Senator Thad Cochran Praises Obama
Senator Thad Cochran Praises Obama
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: National Review
Thad Cochran Desperately Dodges CNN Reporters
Thad Cochran Desperately Dodges CNN Reporters
Published: 2014/05/28
Channel: Mac Stoddard
Senator Thad Cochran at Appropriations Hearing on FY2014 Agriculture Budget  (May 9, 2013)
Senator Thad Cochran at Appropriations Hearing on FY2014 Agriculture Budget (May 9, 2013)
Published: 2014/01/10
Channel: SenCochran
Did a Desperate Senator Thad Cochran Sacrifice his Wife to Gain in the Polls?
Did a Desperate Senator Thad Cochran Sacrifice his Wife to Gain in the Polls?
Published: 2014/05/19
Channel: TPNNVideos
More For Mississippi
More For Mississippi
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: ThadforMS
Thad Cochran And MS Earmarks
Thad Cochran And MS Earmarks
Published: 2010/04/15
Channel: 16 WAPT News Jackson
GLOBAL WARMING SENATE DEBATE: Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
GLOBAL WARMING SENATE DEBATE: Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Published: 2008/06/05
Channel: EnergyEnvironmentTV
One More Reason Not to Vote for Thad Cochran
One More Reason Not to Vote for Thad Cochran
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Pat and Stu
Thad Cochran
Thad Cochran's Victory speech - Primary Runoff 6-24-2014
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: TheNeuromancer
New charges in Thad Cochran photo case
New charges in Thad Cochran photo case
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: 16 WAPT News Jackson
• Thad Cochran Caught Red-Handed Race Baiting • Hannity • 7/1/14 •
• Thad Cochran Caught Red-Handed Race Baiting • Hannity • 7/1/14 •
Published: 2014/07/02
Channel: iizthatiiz
GOP Senate Primary race between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel too close to call
GOP Senate Primary race between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel too close to call
Published: 2014/06/04
Channel: LSUDVM
Chris McDaniel feels "betrayed" not sure if he can support Thad Cochran in general election
Chris McDaniel feels "betrayed" not sure if he can support Thad Cochran in general election
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: madihah hadeen
Thad Cochran on Zika
Thad Cochran on Zika
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: NARAL Pro-Choice America
Thad Cochran
Thad Cochran
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: Yvonne Burton
Stupid Blacks Paid $15 To Vote For Thad Cochran In Mississippi
Stupid Blacks Paid $15 To Vote For Thad Cochran In Mississippi
Published: 2014/07/02
Channel: The Doctor Of Common Sense
Brief History of Thad Cochran
Brief History of Thad Cochran
Published: 2014/04/17
Channel: MageeNews.com
Mark Levin interviews Ted Cruz on Thad Cochran
Mark Levin interviews Ted Cruz on Thad Cochran's victory, surge of illegal immigration & Middle East
Published: 2014/07/10
Channel: American Patriot [Mark Levin audio clips]
• Chris McDaniel on Thad Cochran
• Chris McDaniel on Thad Cochran's seventh U.S. Senate bid • 12/9/13 •
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: iizthatiiz
Thad Cochran Won
Thad Cochran Won't You Please Come Home by The Boomers and Conservative Desoto Co. Voters
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: Thomas Jefferson
Thad Cochran Campaign in Magee, MS
Thad Cochran Campaign in Magee, MS
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: MageeNews.com
Thad Cochran at 2011 NWP Spring Meeting
Thad Cochran at 2011 NWP Spring Meeting
Published: 2011/04/29
Channel: National Writing Project
Thad Cochran for Senate Campaign Commercial 2008: "Miles"
Thad Cochran for Senate Campaign Commercial 2008: "Miles"
Published: 2008/10/23
Channel: thadforsenate
The Honorable Thad Cochran, United States Senator
The Honorable Thad Cochran, United States Senator
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: Delta State
Is Senator Thad Cochran Losing it?
Is Senator Thad Cochran Losing it?
Published: 2014/06/17
Channel: Thom Hartmann Program
Thad Cochran Praised Barbour for being a succesful lobbyist!
Thad Cochran Praised Barbour for being a succesful lobbyist!
Published: 2010/08/29
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Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Marries His Aide Kay Webber
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Marries His Aide Kay Webber
Published: 2015/05/25
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Thad Cochran
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United States Senator
from Mississippi
Assumed office
December 27, 1978
Serving with Roger Wicker
Preceded by James Eastland
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Barbara Mikulski
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Robert Byrd
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Tom Harkin
Succeeded by Saxby Chambliss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 27, 1978
Preceded by Sonny Montgomery
Succeeded by Jon Hinson
Personal details
Born William Thad Cochran
(1937-12-07) December 7, 1937 (age 79)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1967)
Republican (1967–present)
Spouse(s) Rose Clayton (1964–2014)
Kay Webber (2015–present)
Children 2
Education University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA, JD)
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1959–1961

William Thad Cochran /ˈkɒkrən/ (born December 7, 1937) is an American Republican politician. He is the current senior United States Senator from Mississippi (the third most-senior Senator and the second most-senior Republican member), first elected to the Senate in 1978, and the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he had also chaired from 2005 to 2007. He also chaired the Senate Agriculture Committee from 2003 to 2005. Cochran won reelection to a seventh term in 2014, after defeating Chris McDaniel in an intense primary run-off election.[1][2] He is currently the dean of the Mississippi congressional delegation. He is also on track to become the longest serving Republican member of congress if he serves until 2019, surpassing Joseph Gurney Cannon, former Speaker of the House, who served for 46 years.

Early life[edit]

Thad Cochran was born on December 7, 1937, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, the son of Emma Grace (née Berry) and William Holmes Cochran, a teacher and school principal, respectively. His family settled in Hinds County, Mississippi, home of the state capital, Jackson, in 1946 after a few moves around the northern part of the state.[3] He graduated valedictorian[4] from Byram High School near Jackson.[5]

He then received a B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi with a major in psychology and a minor in political science in 1959.[5] There he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was on the cheerleading squad (fellow senator Trent Lott was also an Ole Miss cheerleader).[6] He was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He worked as a lifeguard at Livingston Lake in Jackson during the summers.[7]

After a time in the United States Navy (1959–1961), where he was commissioned an ensign aboard the USS Macon. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law, receiving a J.D. degree in 1965. While in law school, he won the Frederick Hamel Memorial Award for having the highest scholastic average in the first year class and served on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal.[7] He then practiced law for seven years. In 1964 he married Rose Clayton, who died in 2014. The couple had two children.[8] On May 23, 2015, Cochran married his longtime aide Kay Webber in a private ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi.[9]

Cochran grew up as a Democrat, but became a Republican sometime in the mid-to-late 1960s as the New Deal coalition collapsed.[citation needed] He served as head of Richard Nixon's Mississippi campaign in 1968.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Cochran during his time in the House of Representatives

In 1972, Democratic Congressman Charles H. Griffin of Mississippi's 3rd congressional district decided not to run for a third full term. Cochran won the Republican nomination for the Jackson-based district, which was renumbered as the 4th District after redistricting. He defeated Democratic state senator Ellis B. Bodron by 47.9% to 44%. A factor in Cochran's victory was the strong Republican showing in that year's presidential election. Richard Nixon won most of the counties in the 4th district by over 70 percent of the vote. Hinds County, for instance, gave him 77 percent, en route to taking 78 percent of Mississippi's popular vote. The Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate that year, Gil Carmichael, an automobile dealer from Meridian, finished with 38 percent of the vote against James Eastland but was shunned by the statewide Nixon campaign.

That year, Cochran and Trent Lott (who later served alongside him in the U.S. Senate) became the second and third Republicans to be elected to represent Mississippi in the House of Representatives since Reconstruction (Prentiss Walker was the first in 1964).

Cochran quickly became very popular in his district, even though almost none of its living residents had been represented by a Republican before. He was handily re-elected with 70.2% in 1974, a year in which anger over the Watergate scandal caused several Republicans to lose their seats. He was re-elected with an even larger 76% of the vote in 1976.

U.S. Senate[edit]

Elections[edit]

In 1978, six-term Democratic Senator James Eastland decided to retire. Cochran ran for the seat and won the Republican primary, defeating State Senator and former Jones County prosecutor Charles W. Pickering, 69-31 percent. In the general election, he faced Democrat Maurice Dantin, a former District Attorney who had triumphed in a four-way primary with the backing of Eastland, and Independent candidate Charles Evers, the Mayor of Fayette. Evers, the first African-American to be elected mayor of a Mississippi town since Reconstruction, split the Democratic vote and Cochran won with a plurality, taking 45.3% to Dantin's 31.8% and Evers' 22.6%.[10] This made Cochran the first Republican to win a statewide election in Mississippi in a century.[11] Eastland resigned on December 27 to give Cochran a seniority advantage over new incoming senators. Governor Cliff Finch appointed Cochran to serve the remaining week of Eastland's term.[12]

Cochran faced an expected strong challenge for re-election from incumbent Democratic Governor William Winter in 1984, but he was re-elected easily, 60.9 to 39. 1 percent. For decades, Cochran did not face a serious challenger. He was completely unopposed in 1990 and took 71 percent of the vote in 1996. The Democratic nominee, Bootie Hunt, a retired factory worker, received 27.4 percent. No Democrat ran against him in 2002 and he faced only Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara, beating him by 84.6 to 15.4 percent. He faced his first serious challenger in twenty-four years in 2008 when the Democrats nominated State Representative Erik R. Fleming. In a year that saw widespread Democratic gains, Cochran was still re-elected, 61.4-37.6 percent. In 2014, Cochran faced a primary challenge from Tea Party-supported candidate Chris McDaniel. Since neither candidate won 50% in the Republican primary, a run-off election was held; Cochran narrowly defeated McDaniel in the run-off to win the Republican nomination for a seventh term in the Senate.[2]

Tenure[edit]

If Cochran completes his seventh term, he will become the longest-serving senator in Mississippi's history, passing John C. Stennis.

Generally, Cochran keeps a lower national profile than conventional wisdom would suggest for a six-term Senator. This stands in marked contrast to Eastland, Stennis and Lott. However, Cochran has considerable influence behind the scenes, especially in Mississippi. This is not surprising given his status as the "elder statesman" of the state Republican Party.

Cochran served as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference from 1985 to 1991 and as Chairman from 1991 to 1996. He is its only former Chairman currently in the Senate. He Chaired the Senate Agriculture Committee from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he was appointed as Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, making him the first Republican from a former Confederate state to chair the committee. While Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Cochran worked to expedite the process of approving spending bills to minimize partisan skirmishing.[13] He was the ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee from 2007 to 2014.

In June 1996 Cochran ran for the post of Senate Majority Leader to succeed Republican Bob Dole, who had resigned from the Senate to concentrate on his presidential campaign. Cochran faced his Mississippi colleague Trent Lott, the then-Senate Majority Whip. Cochran cast himself as an "institutionalist" and who would held to rebuild public trust in Congress through compromise over conflict. Lott promised a "more aggressive" style of leadership and courted the younger Senate conservatives. Cochran lost by 44 votes to 8.[14]

His colleagues have honored him. In 2005, an agricultural appropriations bill proposed by the Committee Cochran chaired contained a provision (sec. 782) that said:

The Federal facility located at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville, Mississippi, and known as the "Southern Horticultural Laboratory", shall be known and designated as the "Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory"[15]

Anti-lynching law[edit]

On June 13, 2005, the U.S. Senate formally apologized for its failure to enact a federal anti-lynching law in the early 20th century, "when it was most needed". The resolution was passed on a voice vote with 80 Senators cosponsoring. Cochran and fellow Mississippian Trent Lott were among the 20 Senators who did not join as cosponsors.[16]

Time magazine article[edit]

In April 2006 he was selected by Time as one of "America's 10 Best Senators". He was dubbed "The Quiet Persuader" for his role in winning money for the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He managed to wring "$29 billion out of his colleagues, almost double the money [President George W.] Bush and congressional leaders had initially pledged".[17] Earlier, Cochran threatened to derail a defense appropriations bill unless it included funding for installations on the Gulf Coast.[17]

The article also noted that Cochran has "gained the trust of the Administration and Capitol Hill for his quiet, courtly manner... using his experience and mastery of the issues to persuade his colleagues privately rather than making demands on them in public". The magazine quoted an unnamed "senior GOP Senator" who said "He doesn't get a whole lot of play in terms of coverage, but he is effectively stubborn doing what needs to be done."[17]

Positions[edit]

In 2005, he was one of nine senators who voted against the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, which prohibited "inhumane treatment of prisoners, including prisoners at Guantanamo Bay". The others, all Republicans, were Wayne Allard, Kit Bond, Tom Coburn, Jeff Sessions, Jim Inhofe, Pat Roberts, John Cornyn and Ted Stevens.

On July 18, 2006, Cochran voted, along with 19 Republican Senators, for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act to lift restrictions on federal funding for the research.

In April 2010, it was reported that Cochran finished at the top of the Citizens Against Government Waste's list of congressional earmarks, having requested a total of $490 million in earmarks.[18]

In 2012, Cochran encouraged Mississippians to prepare for the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac, saying "Taking steps now to protect people and property should help lessen the losses that might be associated with Isaac. It is important that everyone stay informed and follow emergency orders. I am confident that Mississippians have learned valuable lessons from previous storms and will work together to prepare for this newest threat, I believe Governor Bryant and others are handling emergency preparedness actions very well."[19]

Healthcare

Cochran opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation; he voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in December 2009,[20] and he voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.[21]

Gun rights

In April 2013, Cochran was one of forty-six senators to vote against the passing of a bill which would have expanded background checks for gun buyers. Cochran voted with 40 Republicans and 5 Democrats to stop the passage of the bill.[22]

Environment

In 2017, Cochran was one of 22 senators to sign a letter[23] to President Donald Trump urging the President to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Cochran has received more than $290,000 from oil, gas and coal interests since 2012.[24]

Staff[edit]

In March 2009, his former aide, Ann Copland, pleaded guilty to swapping legislative favors for event tickets and other gifts from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Copland worked for Cochran for 29 years.[25] Cochran has not been indicted for any charges in connection to Jack Abramoff.

In April 2015, a veteran staffer, personal assistant and office manager for the Senator named Fred Wesley Pagan was arrested and later indicted for possession with intent to distribute 181.5 grams of methamphetamine as well as importation of a kilo of another controlled drug called GBL.[26] The accused staffer is the third highest paid employee of the Senator.[27]

The Senator is currently the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee when the Republicans took back the Senate November 2014.

Legislation sponsored[edit]

  • The Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013 (S. 304; 113th Congress) (S. 304) is a bill that was sponsored and actively lobbied for by Thad Cochran during the 113th United States Congress.[28][29] The bill would require the National Park Service (NPS) to convey about 67 acres of property in the Natchez Trace Parkway to the state of Mississippi. The legislation also would adjust the boundaries of the parkway to include 10 additional acres.[30] The two pieces of land in question originally belonged to Mississippi, and were donated to the National Park Service when the NPS was trying to determine where to end the Natchez Trace Parkway.[28][31] Since the NPS did not choose to use either of the pieces of land, the state would like the land back.[31]
  • The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 (S. 2363; 113th Congress), a bill related to hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation in the United States, aimed at improving "the public's ability to enjoy the outdoors."[32] Cochran supported the bill, arguing that the bill "deserves broad support for its policies and reforms that will protect and enhance opportunities to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors."[32] The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) supported the bill and thanked Cochran for his support, saying that "Senator Cochran's advocacy will help in the fight to promote, preserve, and protect our cherished outdoor heritage and defend against the radical anti-hunting activists determined to derail this important legislation."[33]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

1978
Mississippi U.S. Senate Election, 1978[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 267,302 45.3
Democratic Maurice Dantin 187,541 31.8
Independent Charles Evers 133,646 22.6
Independent Henry Jay Kirksey 1,747 0.3
1984
Mississippi U.S. Senate Election, 1984[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 580,314 60.9
Democratic William Winter 371,926 39.1
1990
Mississippi United States Senate election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 274,244 100.00
Majority 274,244 100.00
Turnout 274,244
1996
Mississippi U.S. Senate Election, 1996[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 624,154 71.0
Democratic James W. "Bootie" Hunt 240,647 27.4
Independent Ted Weill 13,861 1.6
2002
General election results[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 533,269 84.58
Reform Shawn O'Hara 97,226 15.42
Majority 436,043 69.16
Turnout 630,495
Republican hold
2008
General election results[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 766,111 61.44% -23.2
Democratic Erik Fleming 480,915 38.56% n/a
Majority 285,196
Turnout 1,247,026
Republican hold Swing
2014
Mississippi's US Senate Republican Primary election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Chris McDaniel 157,733 49.46%
Republican Thad Cochran (incumbent) 156,315 49.02%
Republican Thomas Carey 4,854 1.52%
Mississippi's US Senate Republican Primary Runoff election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Thad Cochran (incumbent) 194,972 51.01%
Republican Chris McDaniel 187,249 48.99%

The Cochran campaign denied allegations of vote buying made by a blogger regarding his primary run-off victory in 2014.[38]

Mississippi's US senate election, 2014[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Travis Childers 239,439 37.89
Republican Thad Cochran (Incumbent) 378,481 59.90
Reform Shawn O'Hara 13,938 2.21
Total votes 631,858 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Burns, Alexander (24 June 2014). "COCHRAN WINS". Politico. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mississippi Republican Party  » Sen. Thad Cochran". www.msgop.org. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  4. ^ Weeks, Linton (January 7, 1999). "Two From Ole Miss, Hitting It Big". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. p. C1. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Delta State dedicates Thad Cochran Center for Rural School Leadership and Research - Delta State University". www.deltastate.edu. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Ole Miss cheerleading squad". The Washington Post. January 8, 1999. 
  7. ^ a b "Thad Cochran Biography". Thad Cochran Senate. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wife of GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies". USA Today. December 12, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.clarionledger.com/story/politicalledger/2015/05/25/thad-cochran-marries-kay-webber/27912807/
  10. ^ Black, Earl; Merle Black (2003). The Rise of Southern Republicans. Harvard University Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-674-01248-6. 
  11. ^ "Results of Elections Across the Nation". The Blade. November 7, 1978. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  12. ^ Associated Press (December 27, 1978). "Eastland Quits Early To Aid His Successor". The Blade. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Sen. Thad Cochran (R)". National Journal. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  14. ^ David Hawkings (June 8, 2014). "What Cochran Vs. Lott Said About Today’s GOP Civil War". Roll Call. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ Committee On Rules - Announcements
  16. ^ Thomas-Lester, Avis (June 14, 2005), "A Senate Apology for History on Lynching", The Washington Post, p. A12, Retrieved June 26, 2005.
  17. ^ a b c "Thad Cochran: The Quiet Persuader". Time. April 14, 2006. Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Miss. Senator Leads Congress In Earmarks". WAPT. April 15, 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Cochran: Prepare now to lessen storm losses". The Delta Farm Press. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  20. ^ U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote
  21. ^ "U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote". Senate.gov. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  22. ^ Silver, Nate (April 18, 2013). "Modeling the Senate's Vote on Gun Control". The New York Times. 
  23. ^ Inhofe, James. "Senator". Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings". The Guardian. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
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  29. ^ "S. 304 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  30. ^ "CBO - S. 304". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "House Republican Conference's Legislative Digest on S 304". House Republican Conference. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Wicker, Cochran Sign on to Sportsmen's Legislative Package". Office of Senator Wicker. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  33. ^ "Firearms Industry Thanks U.S. Sen. Cochran for Co-Sponsoring Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act". Sacramento Bee. PRNewswire. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  34. ^ Ourcampaigns.com
  35. ^ a b Ourcampaigns.com
  36. ^ 2002 ELECTION STATISTICS
  37. ^ "US Senate Election Official Certification" (PDF). Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  38. ^ Pender, Geoff (1 July 014). "Cochran campaign denies vote-buying reports". www.clarionledger.com. The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved 2 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  39. ^ "2014 General Elections". Mississippi Secretary of State. 2014-11-04. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Sonny Montgomery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th congressional district

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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gil Carmichael
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Mississippi
(Class 2)

1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014
Most recent
Preceded by
Jake Garn
Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference
1985–1991
Succeeded by
Bob Kasten
Preceded by
John Chafee
Chair of the Senate Republican Conference
1991–1997
Succeeded by
Connie Mack
United States Senate
Preceded by
James Eastland
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi
1978–present
Served alongside: John Stennis, Trent Lott, Roger Wicker
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tom Harkin
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Saxby Chambliss
Preceded by
Ted Stevens
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Robert Byrd
Preceded by
Robert Byrd
Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Richard Shelby
Preceded by
Pat Roberts
Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Debbie Stabenow
Preceded by
Barbara Mikulski
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
2015–present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Orrin Hatch
United States Senators by seniority
3rd
Succeeded by
Chuck Grassley

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