Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping down

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announces he is stepping downCochran’s most recent race for re-election in 2014 was marked by a ferocious Republican primary. Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran announced on Monday that he would step down from the United States Senate on 1 April. The octogenarian Republican was first elected to the Senate in 1978 but has long been plagued by ill health and has not played an active role on Capitol Hill in recent years.


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