Thad Cochran

NRA endorses Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi Senate race

The National Rifle Association picked sides Monday in Mississippi’s special Senate election, throwing its support behind Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.<p>Mrs. …

NRA

Mississippi courthouse named for Thad Cochran

Officials gathered in Jackson, Miss., on Friday to celebrate the unveiling of the newly named Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranTodd Young in …

Republicans

Thad Cochran U.S. Courthouse

None<p>Former Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran readies for the start of the naming ceremony of the Thad Cochran United States Courthouse in downtown …

United States

Neshoba County Fair Day 3

None<p>A card board cut out of U.S. President Donald Trump rests below a sign supporting Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant at the Neshoba County Fair in …

County Fair

James Meredith inducted into Ole Miss alumni hall of fame

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is honoring the man who integrated the campus in 1962.<p>James Meredith of Jackson is one of five …

Ole Miss

Cindy Hyde-Smith ties herself to Trump in campaign ad

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., is up with her first television ad as she moves to hold off a potentially stiff challenge from Chris McDaniel, a …

Donald Trump

McDaniel splits with aide over Trump criticism on MSNBC

Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has split with top adviser Rick Tyler, his campaign announced on Monday.<p>McDaniel’s campaign attributed Tyler’s departure to his on-air criticisms of President Donald Trump, which it said led to a “mutual” parting of ways.<p>The Mississippi Republican, who is …

Republicans

Democrat David Baria to face Mississippi’s Republican Sen. Wicker - The Washington Post

David Baria, the Democratic leader in Mississippi’s state house, has won the party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. He defeated Howard Sherman, an investor best known as the husband of actor Sela Ward. Democrats, however, are bearish on their chances of defeating Sen. Roger Wicker (R); they are more …

Republicans

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel shows weak start to fundraising

CLOSE<p>State Sen. Chris McDaniel faced recriminations from Gov. Phil Bryant over McDaniel switching from Wicker Senate race to the open race for Thad …

Republicans

New poll reveals top contenders in Mississippi’s Senate race

A new poll shows the top contenders in the U.S. Senate race to fill Thad Cochran’s seat.<p>Y’all Politics released the poll, which shows Cindy …

Senate Race

Espy and Hyde-Smith Running Even In Mississippi

A new Triumph Campaigns poll in Mississippi finds Mike Espy (D) and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) neck and neck in the special election to replace …

Elections

Cindy Hyde-Smith Sworn In as Mississippi’s Newest Senator

Replacement for Thad Cochran is first woman to represent state in Congress<p>Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Monday, …

Politics

Fourth Hopeful Announces Bid to Replace Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran

Potentially heated open special election lies ahead<p>A fourth candidate has declared his intention to run for former Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s …

News

Retiring Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran was there when Louisiana needed him

A lot of Mississippi history walks out the door Sunday, as aging and reportedly ailing U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran formally vacates the seat he’s held for …

HBCUs

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran announce $95-million Coast Guard contract for Ingalls Shipyard

WASHINGTON D.C. (WJTV) - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced a $95 million contract for the …

The Arctic

New Mississippi senator meets with White House officials

Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran is vacating over objections from senior Republicans, met with top White House officials on Wednesday.<p>The meeting, which according to two Republicans familiar with the visit included members of the …

Republicans

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton may seek Cochran's Senate seat

CLOSE<p>On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the first female U.S. senator from Mississippi, state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, to …

Mississippi

Thad Cochran hits a home run for agriculture

CLOSE<p>Download The Clarion-Ledger app for free on the Apple app store or Google Play.<p>Overlooked amid the robust coverage concerning U.S. Sen. Thad …

Mississippi

Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 3.22.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* As Rachel noted at the end of last night’s show, Pennsylvania’s …

Eric Greitens

'Embarrassing to be beat out by Mississippi,' former Vermont governor says

CLOSE<p>On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the first female U.S. senator from Mississippi, state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, to …

Mississippi

Cochran delivers farewell Senate address

GOP Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranTodd Young in talks about chairing Senate GOP campaign arm US farming cannot afford to continue to …

Trump Administration

Vermont on track to be the only state that has never sent a woman to Congress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is sworn in as a US senator, there will be only one state remaining that has never sent a woman to either chamber in Congress -- Vermont.<p>Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant formally announced Wednesday that Hyde-Smith, the state's agriculture commissioner, will …

U.S. Politics

Mississippi sends first ever woman to Congress (yes, it's 2018)

Mississippi is sending its first ever woman to Congress – a fan of Donald Trump. Governor Phil Bryant, who on Monday signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion law, on Wednesday appointed state agriculture official Cindy Hyde-Smith to the US Senate.<p>Mississippi senator Thad Cochran announces he is …

Women's News

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant seeks Trump support for Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith

JACKSON, Miss. — State Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith in April will become the first woman to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate, Gov. Phil Bryant announced at an event in her hometown of Brookhaven on Wednesday.<p>Numerous state GOP leaders voiced support, but her appointment is …

Elections

Trump not planning to back Mississippi gov's pick to replace Sen. Cochran: report

White House officials reportedly told Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) this week that the president does not plan to endorse Republican Cindy …

Elections

Senators bid farewell to Mississippi's Thad Cochran, the 'Quiet Persuader'

WASHINGTON — One by one, senators bid Sen. Thad Cochran farewell Thursday, saluting his decades of service in Congress and praising his tireless work on behalf of Mississippi.<p>“When his issues were on the line, Sen. Cochran fought for Mississippi as hard as any senator,’’ Senate Minority Leader …

United States

Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to Congress

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women …

Politics

Mississippi Governor Appoints State's First Female U.S. Senator

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant appointed Cindy Hyde-Smith to Sen. Thad Cochran’s seat. The 80-year-old senator resigned from earlier this month …

Conservative View

Mississippi to send first woman to Congress but her Democratic background has Republicans concerned

Mississippi will send its first female lawmaker to Congress in April, a candidate whose Democratic background could make her vulnerable to attacks …

Republicans

Mississippi governor picks Cindy Hyde-Smith to replace Sen. Thad Cochran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant plans to appoint state agriculture commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to replace retiring Sen. Thad Cochran, three Republican sources said.<p>Hyde-Smith, who would become Mississippi's first-ever female senator, would hold the job until a November special …

Politics