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#1 2018-03-05 16:55:39 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/ … l-1-437126

Mississippi GOP Gov. Phil Bryant will select Cochran's replacement, who will hold the seat until the special election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Bryant to appoint himself, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

GOP Sen. Roger Wicker is up for reelection in November. With Cochran's retirement, a special election will take place the same day to fill out the rest of Cochran's term, which runs until 2020.

Cochran's health, mental acuity and future in the Senate have been a subject of intense speculation for months in Washington and back home. GOP senators and party leaders had privately been assumed that he would leave after work is completed on a massive year-end omnibus spending bill this month. That legislation is expected to include provisions benefiting Mississippi, which Cochran can help push through from his post atop the Appropriations panel.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) is next in line to take over the top appropriations post.


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#2 2018-03-05 20:31:38 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Re: Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

Never heard this story before.....takes mud slinging to a new level......


“In 2014, he struggled to win a Republican primary over McDaniel, who received financial support from libertarian-leaning groups that criticized Cochran as a big spender.

That race grabbed national attention after a McDaniel supporter entered a nursing home without permission and photographed Cochran's wife, Rose, who was bedridden with dementia. Images of her appeared briefly online in a video that attempted to show Cochran was having an inappropriate relationship with one of his longtime staff members, Kay Webber — an accusation he denied. McDaniel said he had no connection to the incident.

Rose Cochran died in December 2014. Thad Cochran married Webber in a private ceremony in May 2015.”


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#3 2018-03-05 20:34:22 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Re: Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Never heard this story before.....takes mud slinging to a new level......


“In 2014, he struggled to win a Republican primary over McDaniel, who received financial support from libertarian-leaning groups that criticized Cochran as a big spender.

That race grabbed national attention after a McDaniel supporter entered a nursing home without permission and photographed Cochran's wife, Rose, who was bedridden with dementia. Images of her appeared briefly online in a video that attempted to show Cochran was having an inappropriate relationship with one of his longtime staff members, Kay Webber — an accusation he denied. McDaniel said he had no connection to the incident.

Rose Cochran died in December 2014. Thad Cochran married Webber in a private ceremony in May 2015.”

I remember that. I believe the guy who made the video caught some sort of trespassing or voyeurism charge or something.


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#4 2018-03-06 10:44:44 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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McDaniel beat Cochran soundly in the primary but didn't get enough to win outright.  The "Real" Republicans got out and paid preachers in Meridian and Vicksburg to get democrats to vote Cochran in the run-off to beat McDaniel and it worked.  One of the dirtiest elections in MS in a while...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/ … 134e0a4218
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/dai … /10675595/

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#5 2018-03-06 18:34:56 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Filthy. And speaking of that, Espy is running.


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#6 2018-03-06 18:39:29 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Re: Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

Mlytc wrote:

The "Real" Republicans got out and paid preachers in Meridian and Vicksburg to get democrats to vote Cochran in the run-off

My least favorite crackers are (Lindsey) Graham crackers.


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#7 2018-03-06 20:03:49 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Mlytc wrote:

McDaniel beat Cochran soundly in the primary but didn't get enough to win outright.  The "Real" Republicans got out and paid preachers in Meridian and Vicksburg to get democrats to vote Cochran in the run-off to beat McDaniel and it worked.  One of the dirtiest elections in MS in a while...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/ … 134e0a4218
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/dai … /10675595/

Good ole USMmmm......

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#8 2018-03-07 09:18:29 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Re: Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

SoMs Eagle wrote:
Mlytc wrote:

McDaniel beat Cochran soundly in the primary but didn't get enough to win outright.  The "Real" Republicans got out and paid preachers in Meridian and Vicksburg to get democrats to vote Cochran in the run-off to beat McDaniel and it worked.  One of the dirtiest elections in MS in a while...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/ … 134e0a4218
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/dai … /10675595/

Good ole USMmmm......

Did you mean to mention "USMmmm" or is that coincidence?  He wouldn't agree/believe any of this truth...


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#9 2018-03-07 21:03:07 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

SoMs Eagle (55)
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Re: Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

USMstang wrote:
SoMs Eagle wrote:
Mlytc wrote:

McDaniel beat Cochran soundly in the primary but didn't get enough to win outright.  The "Real" Republicans got out and paid preachers in Meridian and Vicksburg to get democrats to vote Cochran in the run-off to beat McDaniel and it worked.  One of the dirtiest elections in MS in a while...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/ … 134e0a4218
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/dai … /10675595/

Good ole USMmmm......

Did you mean to mention "USMmmm" or is that coincidence?  He wouldn't agree/believe any of this truth...

He had MDS.

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#10 2018-03-07 21:27:47 - Thad Cochran stepping down due to health issues

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Is that what got the old curmudgeon?  If so, that sucks. When did he go to the Great Eagle's Nest?


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