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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even as Democrat Travis Childers and Republican incumbent Thad Cochran campaign for the Nov. 4 U.S. Senate election, the state Supreme Court is still weighing whether Chris McDaniel can legally challenge his June 24 loss to Cochran in the Republican primary. The state’s highest court heard […]

Republicans seem to be faring pretty well this election cycle, even though many of them are getting twisted up on how to deal with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The mantra of Republican candidates, including incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran here in Mississippi, is that the Affordable Care […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Challenger Travis Childers reiterated his support for equal pay for women and an increase in the minimum wage at a Monday luncheon held by “Mississippi Women for Travis.” Childers has used the two issues during his underdog campaign to try to differentiate himself from six-term incumbent […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi’s public universities are stressing the importance of their students completing their undergraduate work in four years. According to the state Institutions of Higher Learning office, 48 percent of the students at the eight public universities are graduating in four years. Recently, the eight student body […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court is giving Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson more time to respond to the recommendation that he be removed from office. Thompson was slated to file a response this past Friday with the Supreme Court to the recommendation from the state […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says he is running for re-election because his vast experience – 42 years in either the U.S. Senate or House – is needed not only for Mississippi, but also for the nation. His opponent, Travis Childers of Booneville, says he […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some of the biggest applause lines for incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on the campaign trail this year have come when he has advocated the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But if the law is appealed, the incumbent […]

Conventional wisdom is that Thad Cochran is following conventional wisdom as he seeks a seventh term in the United States Senate. Conventional wisdom is that the Republican Cochran is a heavy favorite against his Democratic challenger, Travis Childers of Booneville, so he has everything to lose and nothing to gain by engaging in a debate. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has $550,864 in cash on hand and is still raising funds as his bid for a seventh term enters the final stretch. Wednesday was the deadline for federal candidates to file their latest round of campaign finance reports. Neither Cochran’s campaign […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The authority for the North Lee County Water Association to construct six new water wells in spite of opposition from the city of Tupelo was reaffirmed Tuesday by the state permitting board. Approval of the order by the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board on Tuesday giving […]