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McDaniel not giving up on election challenge to Cochran

McDaniel not giving up on election challenge to Cochran

GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 5 (UPI) --Chris McDaniel will appeal the dismissal of his lawsuit challenging the results of the Mississippi Republican primary runoff in June.
Gabrielle Levy
Judge dashes Chris McDaniel's final hope to challenge Thad Cochran [UPDATED]

Judge dashes Chris McDaniel's final hope to challenge Thad Cochran [UPDATED]

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 29 (UPI) --A Mississippi judge on Friday tossed out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit challenging the results of the runoff election in his bid to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran.
Gabrielle Levy
Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The Department of Defense violated U.S. law in swapping five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a review by a government watchdog found.
Gabrielle Levy
Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) --A Mississippi man who accused the Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his runoff last month is walking back his story.
Gabrielle Levy
Chris McDaniel offers rewards for proof Sen. Thad Cochran won by fraud

Chris McDaniel offers rewards for proof Sen. Thad Cochran won by fraud

JACKSON, Miss., July 4 (UPI) --Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party challenger who lost to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in a runoff primary, has offered financial rewards for proof of voter fraud.
Frances Burns
Thad Cochran press call interrupted by heckler

Thad Cochran press call interrupted by heckler

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) --A conference call hosted by Thad Cochran's campaign got hijacked when a caller interrupted Austin Barbour with questions about "harvesting black people."
Gabrielle Levy
True the Vote files lawsuit alleging 'double-voting' for Thad Cochran

True the Vote files lawsuit alleging 'double-voting' for Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --Conservatives backing Chris McDaniel filed a lawsuit claiming that voters who supported Thad Cochran broke the law by also voting in the Democratic primary.
Gabrielle Levy
Lawyer and Tea Party official charged in Thad Cochran photo case dies in apparent suicide

Lawyer and Tea Party official charged in Thad Cochran photo case dies in apparent suicide

JACKSON, Miss., June 27 (UPI) --Mark Mayfield, the vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, died in an apparent suicide a month after he was charged with conspiracy.
Frances Burns
Thad Cochran pulls off upset in primary runoff against Chris McDaniel

Thad Cochran pulls off upset in primary runoff against Chris McDaniel

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Thad Cochran pulled what amounted to an upset, hanging on to his own Senate seat and defeating his tea party challenger, Chris McDaniel in a primary runoff.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: McDaniel expands lead over Cochran

Poll: McDaniel expands lead over Cochran

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --Thad Cochran is trailing his tea party challenger Chris McDaniel by 8 points in a poll ahead of their GOP runoff.
Gabrielle Levy
WATCH: Bearded Brett Favre campaigns for Thad Cochran

WATCH: Bearded Brett Favre campaigns for Thad Cochran

JACKSON, Miss., June 19 (UPI) --Miss. Sen. Thad Cochran has a new ally in his primary fight against Tea Party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel: Super Bowl winning quarterback Brett Favre.
Matt Bradwell
Chuck Woolery campaigns for Chris McDaniel in Mississippi

Chuck Woolery campaigns for Chris McDaniel in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., June 17 (UPI) --Mississippi Tea Party senate candidate Chris McDaniel has a new ally in his primary campaign against incumbent Thad Cochran: game show host Chuck Woolery.
Matt Bradwell
WATCH: Thad Cochran on Cantor defeat: 'What happened in Virginia?'

WATCH: Thad Cochran on Cantor defeat: 'What happened in Virginia?'

JACKSON, Miss., June 13 (UPI) --Days after publicly commenting on Eric Cantor's unexpected primary defeat, Miss. Senator Thad Cochran told Fox News he was unaware of the election's results.
Matt Bradwell
Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --The Senate pushed through a bill that will allow veterans to seek care outside the VA health system just after hammering out a compromise from opposing bills.
Gabrielle Levy
Courthouse lock-in latest wrinkle in bitter U.S. Senate primary campaign in Mississippi

Courthouse lock-in latest wrinkle in bitter U.S. Senate primary campaign in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., June 5 (UPI) --A campaign official for U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel and two others spent hours in a closed Mississippi courthouse on election night, officials say.
Frances Burns
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Sen. Thad Cochran, R-MS, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Brody)
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U.S. Senator William Thad Cochran

William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937 in Pontotoc, Mississippi) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi, and is a member of the Republican Party.

He was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, to William Holmes Cochran and Emma Grace (nee Berry), a school principal and a teacher, respectively. His family settled in Hinds County, Mississippi, home of the state capital, Jackson, in 1946 after a few moves around the northern part of the state. Cochran still lives in Jackson today.Cochran earned Eagle Scout as a youth and was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award as an adult. He graduated from Byram High School near Jackson and received a B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi with a major in psychology and a minor in political science in 1959. There he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was on the cheerleading squad with fellow senator Trent Lott. After a time in the United States Navy (1959–1961), he attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and graduated in 1965. He then practiced law for seven years. He married Rose Clayton on June 6, 1964; the couple has two children.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Thad Cochran."
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