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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 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – It may be nothing more than tilting at windmills, but a coalition announced recently a new effort to get the Legislature to expand Medicaid in Mississippi. The MS Left Me Out coalition, which includes the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, Center for Justice, American Cancer Society, the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Compared to the Republican primary earlier this year, Democratic challenger Travis Childers of Booneville and six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran have been conducting stealth campaigns for the Nov. 4 general election. At this stage before the June 3 primary, Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel, and […]

The decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court rendered in the McDaniel vs. Cochran case will have long-lasting implications that could impact future elections. The Supreme Court is weighing whether Chris McDaniel’s challenge of his election loss to six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary runoff should be dismissed because he […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking dismissal of former Gov. Ronnie Musgorve’s lawsuit that asks a Hinds County chancery judge to mandate the Legislature fully fund local school districts. Hood, like Musgrove a Democrat, filed his response to Musgrove’s lawsuit Tuesday in Hinds County Chancery […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PEARL – A group of public education advocates say they have garnered the required number of signatures to place on the November 2015 general election ballot an initiative that will level the playing field for Mississippi schoolchildren. Better Schools, Better Jobs officials announced at a news conference Monday […]