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NRA endorses Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran

JACKSON, Mississippi – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“The Second Amendment is a pillar of freedom upon which our great nation was built,” Senator Cochran said. “My pledge to the people of Mississippi is to continue supporting our gun rights, and to keep fighting any efforts that infringe on our Constitutional right to bear arms. I am honored by the support of the National Rifle Association and I appreciate their support of my campaign.”

Chris Cox, Chairman of the NRA, cited Cochran’s “A+” rating from the organization, stating that highest rating is, “Reserved for legislators not only with an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”

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Cox also noted Senator Cochran’s seniority and influence on the Appropriations Committee as a valuable tool in the fight against the Obama Administration’s gun control agenda:

“You prevented taxpayer funds from being used for gun control and anti-gun studies, while also cutting red tape for law abiding gun owners adversely impacted by arbitrary policies put in place by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,” said Cox.


About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.


  1. As long a a Pub, conserv wins this seat, I frankly do not care but it may be time for younger conservs to serve the states instead of the same old same old….with no innovative ideas that would preserve our heritage, history and values.

  2. If there is one thing that the NRA loves, it is RINOs like Cochran. They’ll back anyone who will help them line their pockets, even if it means selling out real conservatives and gun owners. I’m just surprised it took them this long to endorse Cochran. Disgusting.

  3. Glenn,

    I find it ironic that you cite Cochran lacks “new” ideas to preserve heritage, history and values.

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