Tag Archives: U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran

CRAWFORD: A clear choice on Tuesday

June 19, 2014

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By Bill Crawford So, on Tuesday we get a clear choice. We can pick the candidate who wants to save America from Thad Cochran, or the candidate who wants to save Mississippi from Chris McDaniel. To hear McDaniel and his Tea Party cronies tell it, Cochran is joined at the hip with Barack Obama and […]

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Neshoba Democrat spotlights McDaniel’s bush league Senate record

June 18, 2014

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The weekly Neshoba Democrat has put forth some strong reporting in compiling information on why state Sen. Chris McDaniel is an inferior choice for the U.S. Senate. In short, the Democrat says, McDaniel’s Senate work over his six years in the body is that of a lightweight whose legislative efforts consisted mainly of trying in […]

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UPDATED: U.S. Chamber boosting Cochran with $308,000 in new ad spending

June 13, 2014

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is about to re-enter the Mississippi Senate race, laying down TV reservations for the last week of the runoff campaign between Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and his challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Politico reports. Politico said two sources closely monitoring the state say that the Chamber will start a fresh […]

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Politico: National Democrats giving to Travis Childers’ Senate bid

June 5, 2014

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By Alexander Burns June 5, 2014 12:30 PM EDT National Democrats have already spent tens of thousands of dollars aiding underdog Senate candidate Travis Childers, the moderate former congressman who hopes to make the Mississippi race competitive in the event that Republicans nominate insurgent conservative Chris McDaniel. Childers has raised only a small sum of […]

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WaPo calls Miss. GOP Senate primary tea party’s ‘last stand’; says blogger tresspass slowed McDaniel surge

May 22, 2014

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After a string of humbling defeats in Republican primaries this spring, the tea party’s last best hope to oust a lawmaker is in Mississippi. But things are not going well for the movement’s Chris McDaniel, who is challenging longtime senator Thad Cochran, the Washington Post reported in a story today. The race has been roiled over the […]

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Cochran deemed most vulnerable among Senate incumbents in GOP primaries

March 21, 2014

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Mississippi’s Thad Cochran the most likely among Senate GOP incumbents to fall to a Tea Party candidate this cycle? Yep, according to an assessment by political writer Ben Domenech at The Federalist Cochran’s refusal to drink the tea makes him susceptible to a one-way ticket back to Mississippi. The pork takeout stand Cochran has been […]

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Pangasius exporters upset Cochran beat back repeal of catfish inspection rule

January 29, 2014

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The new five-year farm bill the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate compromised on this week  failed to cut out the U.S. catfish inspection program, putting a barrier on catfish imports into the United States. As written into the 2008 Farm Bill, the $14 million per year program would assign inspection of catfish imports to […]

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Palin says Miss. stop part of her crusade to KO GOP establishment candidates

October 18, 2013

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Add Mississippi to former Alaska half-term governor and Tea Party celeb Sarah Palin’s dance card, USA Today says. In a story Thursday, the national newspaper reported that after campaigning in the failed U.S. Senate effort of Tea Party Republican Steve Lonegan, the 2008 GOP veep candidate vowed to push on to campaign for Tea Party […]

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U.S. catfish producers charge FDA letting in tainted foreign fish

September 26, 2013

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INDIANOLA, Mississippi — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) claims inadequate inspections by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed Asian fish with high levels of formaldehyde into the country. “The FDA is failing miserably when it comes to protecting consumers from the dangers of imported seafood and catfish,” said Ben Pentecost, Mississippi catfish farmer […]

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Leaders of ag panels dispute GAO claim of duplicate foreign catfish inspections

April 25, 2013

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The Government Accounting Office is muddying the waters with its claim that the government is unnecessarily doubling up on imported catfish inspections, say Republican leaders on both the House and Senate agriculture committees. The GAO insists needless duplication is occurring with mandates that both the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture handle […]

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