Skip to comments.Cochran to resign from Senate next month
Posted on 03/05/2018 2:05:50 PM PST by jazusamo
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Monday said he will resign from the Senate next month, saying his "health has become an ongoing challenge."
"I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which I will formally retire from the U.S. Senate," Cochran said in a statement.
He is set to resign from his seat on April 1, according to his office.
Cochran is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. His announcement comes as Congress aims to pass a mammoth government funding bill by March 23, and after months of speculation about his health.
April 1st? Hmmmmm...
He had no business running for reelection last time. It was a shameful and pathetic end for his career.
One last round of pork...
He’s 80 y/o. I think it’s time. Hopefully, the GOP has someone ready to step in or run for that seat.
But, seriously, I bet the private polling for Wicker is not looking too great and this retirement is something engineered by Barbour & McConnell to help Wicker.
Agreed, he definitely has age issues.
Come on Thad, don’t wait, do it today!!! Do it before the 15th for sure.
People in MS seem truly uninformed about their choices, but they did vote to keep the Confederate portion on the state flag, something no other state has dared do. And they still call the team The Rebels, didn’t back down on that. They are not too good at picking reliable conservative senators.
So what happens? Will the Governor appoint someone to fill his term, or will there be a special election?
Is McDaniel from Miss?
Betcha they wheel him out of the Senate on a gurney first...
Now Chris McDaniel may be tempted to switch to run in a special election for the Cochran seat, which does not expire until Jan. 2021.
The Bush League Republicans are already lining up another Cheap Labor Express stooge.
They robbed McDaniel of this seat last time rather than let the citizens have any representation.
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Chris McDaniel is a MS state senator.
Wicker is a cousin of the late Fred Thompson; I would imagine he will win his primary easily, considering the regard people in MS have always held for incumbency.
You may well be right, he doesn’t look good.
Good. He should run against Wieker. Appoint a conservative to Corcorans seat and let him win in November.
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