Ailing Mississippi Sen. Cochran To Resign, Setting Up 2018 Special Election

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in a file photo from election night in 2014. Citing health issues, Cochran announced he will step down on April 1, 2018 after nearly 40 years in the Senate.

“I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge,” the 80-year-old Republican said Monday. His decision sets up a nonpartisan special election to coincide with the November general election.

(Image credit: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Source: NPR