July 12, 2014

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Mississippi
  • Residence: Oxford
  • Born: December 7, 1937; Pontotoc, Miss.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Rose Cochran; two children
  • Education: U. of Mississippi, B.A. 1959 (psychology); U. of Mississippi, J.D. 1965
  • Military Service: Navy 1959-61
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1973-78; U.S. Senate, 1978-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1978 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry - Ranking Member; Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense - Ranking Member; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education); Rules & Administration
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State Information: Mississippi

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Thad Cochran (R) 766,111 61.4%
Erik Fleming (D) 480,915 38.6%
2002 general Steven Turney (D)    
Thad Cochran (R) 533,269 84.6%
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 97,226 15.4%
1996 general Thad Cochran (R) 624,154 71%
James W. "Bootie" Hunt (D) 240,647 27.4%
Ted C. Weill (I) 13,861 1.6%
1990 general Thad Cochran (R) 274,244 100%
1984 general Thad Cochran (R) 580,314 61%
William F. Winter (D) 371,926 39%
1978 general Thad Cochran (R) 263,089 45%
Maurice Dantin (D) 185,454 31.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 56.18%
2012 : 43.79% : 55.29%
2004 John Kerry: 39% George W. Bush: 59%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
1996 Bill Clinton: 44% Robert Dole: 49%
1992 Bill Clinton: 41% George H. W. Bush: 50%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 39% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 37% :