Sen. Thad Cochran

Does the NRSC Vet Its Candidates?

Erick Erickson, Red State

Sen. Thad Cochran got a shady loan deal and the bank president who agreed to the loan serves on Cochran’s fundraising committee and the former CEO of Trustmark is a Cochran donor. Sen. Pat Roberts doesn't even live in the state he's supposed to represent. These scandals have further discredited the NRSC.

Chris McDaniel Signs the 2014 ‘Contract From America’

TPNN Staff

The Contract from America Foundation and TheTeaParty.net announced that Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has signed the bottom-up, crowd-sourced '14 Contract from America. The original Contract from America earned hundreds of signatures in '10 and '12 from conservative candidates across America, including Ted Cruz.

Cochran Can't Defend Record in Debate with McDaniel

Voters are entitled to a debate between the major candidates for the United States Senate, and it’s sad that Mississippi’s senior Senator has chosen instead to hide behind his handlers and avoid the tough questions. We think Mississippi deserves better.

Another Reason to Love Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham’s endorsement and Chris McDaniel’s performance on her program are strong confirmation that McDaniel has what it takes to defeat Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary and add to the Senate’s growing number of limited government constitutional conservatives.

McDaniel 1st to Sign Anti-Amnesty Pledge

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel endorsed a new pledge from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Monday, vowing to oppose amnesty for illegal aliens as well as increases to legal immigration. McDaniel encouraged opponent Thad Cochran to sign it.

TEA Partiers: Cochran Said Fighting OCare Was a Lost Cause

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Embattled GOP-E Sen. Thad Cochran refuses to debate his TeaParty opponent Chris McDaniel. “If Thad Cochran won't stand up to try to defend his liberal voting record in a debate with a two-term Miss. state senator, what makes us think he'll stand up to Reid and Obama?” McDaniel wrote.

US Chamber Jumps in To Save Cochran Again

Emily Schultheis & Jose Delreal, Politico

The Mississippi Senate race has already seen a remarkable amount of outside advertising — and now the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is coming to incumbent GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s defense with a new ad hitting primary challenger Chris McDaniel.

GOP Leads in 7 Senate Races; McConnell in Trouble

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, NewsMax

Repub. Senate candidates now lead their rivals in seven contests, including 3 involving Dem. incumbents. Repubs. need to win 6 seats to gain control of the Senate.

MS GOP Chair Joins NRSC In Effort To Damage McDaniel

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuzniki.com

Miss. GOP Chair Joe Nosef clearly worked to help Cochran by putting it in people’s minds that McDaniel is some kind of racist for no factual reason. This is a very desperate move, and an unconscionable one.

Tea Party Tested: In One Month, Establishment on Defense

Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

A seven-week gauntlet of Repub. Senate primaries kicking off in May will decide the fate of the tea party’s success this year. If a Repub. incumbent senator loses a primary this year, it will more than likely occur in a span of nominating contests premiering in one month.

Tea Party Candidate: I’ve Got 17.3 Trill. Reasons to Never Compromise on Debt

Matthew Burke, Tea Party News Network

Tea Party Senate candidate Chris McDaniel told a crowd of tea partiers that it’s time for the GOP to stand strong and stop giving in to Obama and the Democrats on issues like Obamacare and the national debt. 

How’s This for a Bold Contrast?

Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project

Amnesty, earmarks, and corporate welfare – that is the establishment campaign message for 2014. We can support the better alternatives in the open seats and against Democrat incumbents.

Thad Cochran Sides With Democrats on Abortion and Guns

Cochran is not a conservative on fiscal, social, or national security issues.  He rarely votes with conservatives and has certainly never given voice to conservatives on important issues. After almost four decades in the U.S. Senate and six years in the House, what has Sen. Cochran accomplished at all, let alone for freedom-loving Americans?  His record reveals that he’s set us back and in fact, has sided more with Democrats throughout his career.

Cochran: I Still Have No Idea What the Tea Party Is

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Clueless and out-of-touch GOP-E Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) confirmed that he is still unaware of the five-year-old Tea Party movement that has rocked U.S. politics, including the U.S. Senate in which he has served for 36 years.

Mississippi’s Stockholm Syndrome Republicans

By voting for Chris McDaniel for Senator, Mississippi's Republican voters are beginning to shake off the Stockholm Syndrome-like relationship with Senator Thad Cochran, Haley Barbour and the big government Republican political clan that has held Mississippi hostage for the past thirty years.

GOP CIVIL WAR: Fighting Breaks Out In Tea Party Vs. Barbour, Cochran

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Mississippi’s GOP senate primary is becoming ground zero for the fight between the GOP-E and the conservative grassroots. Former Gov. Haley Barbour’s estab. political machine is busy running defense for Sen. Thad Cochran in a tough fight against Tea Party state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Barbour Rides to Cochran's Rescue

Alexander Burns, Politico

Haley Barbour aims to rescue embattled GOP-E incumbent Cochran. The pro-Cochran Miss. Conservatives PAC, lead by Barbour's nephews, spent $400k against conservative Chris McDaniel.

NC Rep. Renee Ellmers – Smorgasbord Conservative

Conservatism is a fully formed worldview, not a smorgasbord from which Renee Ellmers and other big government Republicans can stop by to pick up a meatball or two and then claim to be a "conservative."

Palin: I'll Keep Shaking Up Washington

Todd Beamon, NewsMax

Sarah Palin endorsed Miss. state Sen. Chris McDaniel in his tea party-backed bid to challenge Thad Cochran. Palin says she'll continue to endorse conservative candidates who are willing to stand up to the permanent political class and not just go along to get along with "the corrupt status quo."

Thought the Senate Map Was Set?

Jessica Taylor, The Hill

The past week brought a significant '14 shake-up in Senate math, as Repubs. and Dems. each landed top recruits in Colorado and Mississippi, putting races in play that had long been an afterthought.