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SPENCER RITCHIE: Compromise is not a four-letter word

A guest column in this paper recently contended that federal spending and its detrimental effects was the most important issue in Mississippi’s Republican primary election for United States Senate. I absolutely concur on the importance of this issue. As the father of two children under four and another due in August, I am greatly distressed thinking of the deficits and ...

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Letter to the editor: Sen. Cochran is the right choice for Mississippi farmers

Mississippians, and in particular rural Mississippians, have long benefitted from a steady and unwavering champion in Washington—Thad Cochran. In a town that so often doesn’t work, Sen. Cochran has worked diligently on behalf of Mississippi’s farmers, cattlemen, poultry growers, timber owners, and small businesses and rural communities across our state. In just the last year, as Ranking Member on the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout

By Bill Crawford Who knew the House Appropriations Committee would rush to load the gun for Jackson County voters? Last week I wrote that Jackson County voters played Russian roulette with their economic future by voting for challenger Chris McDaniel over Senator Thad Cochran, the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation with enough seniority to fund ships for Ingalls Shipbuilding. ...

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Coalition of ag producers form 'Farmers for Thad'

Thus far in his bid to win reelection to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Thad Cochran has received support from the state’s agriculture community. Now, a group of farmers is stepping forward to make their pro-Cochran voices louder. Farmers for Thad, a coalition of Mississippi farmers representing the state’s agricultural production base, has come together to support Cochran’s bid for reelection ...

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

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 round of advertising beginning Monday. ...

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Letter to the Editor: Community College Board chair backs Cochran

Chip Crane 508 South Spring Street Fulton, Mississippi 38843 June 13, 2014 Dear Editor: I am head of a company in Fulton that does business across several southeastern states, and I am also chairman of the Mississippi Community College Board.  I am writing because I care deeply about the future of our state. If you value education in Mississippi, whether ...

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DeSoto jury convicts former Southaven mayor on defrauding, embezzlement counts

SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi – Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis faces a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced July 10 for defrauding his city government and embezzling money from it. A DeSoto County jury convicted Davis Wednesday afternoon on one count of making false representations to defraud the government and one count of embezzlement.   A press statement from State Auditor ...

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Ron Paul backs tea party challenger in Miss. race

WASHINGTON — Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel’s effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term. McDaniel and Cochran were heading toward a June 24 runoff that illustrates the split within the GOP between its anti-establishment, tea party-flavored wing and its ...

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