Monday, March 05, 2018

Thad Cochran Out!

Mississippi Republican senator Thad Cochran leaves another potential pickup for Democrat.
Another Republican is planning on a hasty exit. This is Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and he is citing his failing health.

"I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which I will formally retire from the U.S. Senate."

At least he, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Bob Corker (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and John McCain (R-AZ) can enjoy their government paid health insurance.

The old fart who managed to survive a vicious primary fight back in 2014 says he is out on April 1. That puts it squarely on Easter.

Now a special election is going to be held for the remaining term.

Cochran has been a supporter of Donald J. Trump and supported his tax law, the attempts at repealing the AffordableCare Act.

Cochran also faced a challenger who was crazy as shit.

Chris McDaniel, a far right former state representative is going to run for the seat.

Hopefully, the Democrats can line up a candidate capable of turning a Republican stronghold of Mississippi blue.

I have faith in the Democrats.

With Trump's dismal ratings and his ongoing self inflicted wounds, the chances of a Blue Wave could be happening.

Have patience.

Whoever wins the seat will serve the remainder of his term until election 2020.

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) is running for reelection and has a potential to be usurped as well.

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