Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.
Speaker of the House State Rep. Philip Gunn speaks at the state funeral of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran at the Mississippi Capitol Building in downtown Jackson on Monday.
A second funeral for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran reflects the Mississippi Republican’s reputation for working across party lines.
Flags in Mississippi are flying at half-staff to honor a Republican former U.S. senator who brought billions of dollars to the state.
Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, will speak at the funeral of former Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a Republican who led the committee for several years and was known for working across party lines.
Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was a master of the federal budget process, quietly shrugging off criticism about pork-barrel spending while directing billions of dollars back to his home state of Mississippi.
The news of Thad Cochran’s death Thursday morning was not entirely unexpected — poor health had forced him to resign on April 1, 2018, four years into his last six-year term in the U.S. Senate.
When Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders thinks of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who died Thursday at age 81, he remembers the senator’s sense of humor.
Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served seven terms and used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. He was 81.
Cochran’s final chief of staff, Brad White, said Cochran died Thursday at a veterans’ nursing home in Oxford.
Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi on Thursday gave a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate, where he’s the longest-serving current member of Congress.