Blogger's arrest shakes up Mississippi Republican primary
May 17th, 2014
10:38 PM ET
6 years ago

Blogger's arrest shakes up Mississippi Republican primary

Updated 2:30 p.m. ET, 5/18/2014

(CNN) - The arrest of a man who allegedly obtained an image of a senator's bedridden wife has shaken up an already intense Republican primary battle in Mississippi.

Political blogger Clayton Kelly was arrested Thursday, accused of exploiting a vulnerable adult and illegally and improperly obtaining a photo of her without her consent for his own benefit, according to the Madison Police Department.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Thad Cochran
Airwaves heating up in Mississippi Senate race
April 7th, 2014
04:12 PM ET
6 years ago

Airwaves heating up in Mississippi Senate race

Updated 6:05 p.m. ET, 4/7/2014

(CNN) - Two leading fiscal conservative groups are going after Thad Cochran, one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election.

Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Action announced Monday they would each begin airing television ads against the Mississippi incumbent.

And Cochran's team is hitting back with an ad of their own, slamming GOP challenger Chris McDaniel for his views on government assistance programs and post-Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in the state. And Cochran is also getting assistance from an outside group as the ad wars in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary heat up.

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Filed under: Club for Growth • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
GOP Sen. Cochran says he doesn't know much about the tea party
February 18th, 2014
02:51 PM ET
6 years ago

GOP Sen. Cochran says he doesn't know much about the tea party

(CNN) - While some Republican incumbents with primary challengers are trying to woo conservatives, Sen. Thad Cochran says he's not too familiar with the tea party.

"The tea party is something I don't really know a lot about," the six-term senator from Mississippi told reporters. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the election process."
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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?
December 10th, 2013
08:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?

Washington (CNN) –– Sen. John Cornyn, welcome to the club.

The two-term Texas lawmaker is now the seventh Republican Senator up for re-election next year to face a primary challenge from his right.

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Filed under: John Cornyn • Lamar Alexander • Mike Enzi • Mitch McConnell • Senate • Thad Cochran
Six-term Sen. Cochran will run again in 2014
December 6th, 2013
11:53 AM ET
6 years ago

Six-term Sen. Cochran will run again in 2014

(CNN) - Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, will run for a seventh term next year, his spokesman Chris Gallegos confirmed to CNN.

Until Friday, it was unclear whether the longtime Senator would try to keep his seat. Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, already faces a primary challenger in conservative state Senator Chris McDaniel.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
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