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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1973-78; U.S. Senate, 1978-present
Born: Dec. 7, 1937; Pontotoc, Miss.
Residence: Oxford
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Kay Webber; two children
Education: U. of Mississippi, B.A. 1959; U. of Mississippi, J.D. 1965
Military Service: Navy, 1959-61
Start of Service: Elected: 1978 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Rural Development & Energy); Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense - Chairman; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education); Rules & Administration

Election History
2014generalThad Cochran (R) 378,48159.9
Travis Childers (D) 239,43937.9
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 13,9382.2
2008generalThad Cochran (R) 766,11161.4
Erik Fleming (D) 480,91538.6
2002generalThad Cochran (R) 533,26984.6
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 97,22615.4
1996generalThad Cochran (R) 624,15471.0
James Hunt (D) 240,64727.4
Ted Weill (I) 13,8611.6
1990generalThad Cochran (R) 274,244100.0
1984generalThad Cochran (R) 580,31461.0
William Winter (D) 371,92639.0
1978generalThad Cochran (R) 263,08945.1
Maurice Dantin (D) 185,45431.8
1976generalThad Cochran (R) 101,13276.0
1974generalThad Cochran (R) 62,63470.2
1972generalThad Cochran (R) 67,65547.9
Roll Call Vitals


Mississippi is 15th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Sen. Thad Cochran has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.