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In one of the last red-state bastions of appreciation for appropriations, Sen. Thad Cochran's decision to seek re-election sets up a unique test for hard-line conservative groups that have targeted incumbents over the past few cycles.
On Friday, a day shy of his 76th birthday, Thad Cochran made it official. He will seek a seventh six-year term in the United States Senate.
U.S. transportation officials ordered the Metro-North Railroad on Friday to quickly overhaul its signal system and temporarily put an extra worker in the driver's cab on some routes that have major speed changes, including the one where a speeding commuter train derailed this week, killing four people.
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi announced on Friday that he will run for re-election next year, ending speculation that one of the longest serving Republicans was ready to retire and avoid a Tea Party-backed primary challenge.
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Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, will campaign against state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the GOP nomination.
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Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed... National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley said they weren't optimistic that a pod of 41 stranded pilot whales would ... (more)
Cochran has found himself targeted early in the election cycle by conservative groups, who have lined up en masse behind state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the GOP primary.
The six-term senator from Mississippi, the second most-senior Republican in the Senate, is expected to make an announcement any day about whether he'll run for reelection in 2014.
Mississippi's two U.S. senators, Republicans Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, responded quickly Thursday with statements of condolence on South African leader Nelson Mandela's death.
By GALEN HOLLEY Staff Writer America has strayed from its roots in rugged individualism and has gravitated toward bigger, more intrusive government, according to a political candidate who addressed the Grenada Lions' Club on Wednesday.
The Christmas tree in front of the US Capitol. Congress has a big deadline over the holidays to pass a farm bill.