Archive for the 'Mississippi 08' Category

MS Comes Off the Board

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Democrats hopes of regaining ground in Dixie took a severe blow when Sen. Thad Cochran announced that he would seek a sixth term.  They had hoped that a Cochran retirement would give Attorney General Mike Moore a realistic shot at the seat.  Moore, a popular Democrat, won’t challenge Cochran, who has built up seniority and a […]

Mississippi Comes Off the Board

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

According to Press Secretary Margaret McPhillips, Sen. Thad Cochran is running for reelection.  This race is all over but the crying.  Cochran, a member of the old guard, is not my favorite Republican Senator, but at this point, this is good news.  He’s a big spender, but he’s generally conservative otherwise and doesn’t go out […]

Reading the Tea Leaves: Cochran to Seek Reelection?

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Today, Rep. Chip Pickering announced that he will retire from Congress to spend more time with his family.  Many think Pickering had been laying in wait for one of the Senate seats to open up, and his decision suggests that it is more likely than not that Sen. Thad Cochran will seek reelection.  Democrats do […]

Cochran to Seek Reelection

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Democrats might have had an outside shot at stealing a Southern Senate seat in Mississippi had Sen. Thad Cochran decided to retire.  Sen. Cochran is now dashing those hopes.  Cochran has begun raising funds for a bid for a sixth term, effectively locking former state Attorney General Mike Moore out of the race.  DSCC Chair […]