A little bird just told me Senator Thad Cochran notified his staff he is indeed running for re-election. A very reliable little bird. Time for some Senate Thunderdome.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering just issued this statement:
“Congratulations to Senator Thad Cochran in his decision to seek re-election. I look forward to his continued service to the great state of Mississippi. Senator Cochran has been the epitome of an honorable statesman and we are better off because of his service.”
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said:
Opponent State Senator Chris McDaniel said:
"Sen. Cochran has had a long and distinguished career representing the people of Mississippi. I look forward to a positive campaign based on the future of our state, our country and the Republican Party. As a strong conservative, I will fight to bring those values to Washington."
Then there is the Guvnah:
"Speaking with Senator Thad Cochran about his decision to seek re-election. Our state has benefited from his leadership for over three decades."