FILE -This June 24, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., talking to supporters at his runoff election victory party in Jackson, Miss., after winning the GOP nomination for senate. Blacks turned out for Cochran against a tea party favorite, and winning means paying more attention to a constituency that includes thousands of black voters, who across the South are calling for the renewal of the Voting Rights Act. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Big Rumor in Mississippi: Thad Cochran to Step Down

The big rumor in Mississippi is that Senator Thad Cochran will step down due to this health.  According to the buzz in Mississippi, Mitch McConnell had Cochran flown to Washington on a government plane for votes.  Governor Bryant is having conversations about appointing Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves to the position.

Sources who have knowledge of the situation tell me the Republicans want this issue resolved quickly so that it does not hang over Senator Wicker’s head as he potentially faces a primary challenge.

About the author

Erick Erickson

View all posts