The Senate Race
Three weeks ago, Thad Cochran looked to be in serious trouble. The six-term U.S. senator finished second to his Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel, in the initial GOP primary. Cochran seemed unengaged in his own election, and all the momentum was in his younger and more aggressive opponent’s corner.
Today, Cochran is the Republican nominee and the heavy favorite to return to Washington next year for a seventh term and possibly as the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee chairman.