Sen. Thad Cochran

GOP Establishment On A Roll Over Tea Party Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Senate Republicans this year. Next up: Tennessee, and the odds for the upstarts are no better.
Cochran Foe Challenges GOP Senate Primary Loss A tea party-backed candidate is formally challenging his loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary.
McDaniel Not Giving Up In GOP Runoff Against CochranThe Mississippi Tea Partyer insists on pressing claims that the runoff was tainted by Democratic voters but so far has no evidence to back the charges.
AP: Washington Establishment Delivers Gut Punch To Tea PartyThe Washington establishment delivered a punch to the gut of the Tea Party movement Tuesday as Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, a mainstream conservative with more than 40 years congressional experience, narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
McDaniel Won't Concede: 'We Have To Be Absolutely Certain The Republican Primary Was Won By Republican Voters'Fresh off Sen. Thad Cochran's comeback to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's bitter Republican Senate runoff, the general election matchup between the six-term incumbent and Democratic former Congressman Travis Childers features two pragmatists each trying to wrest a winning coalition out of a jumbled primary.
Neck And Neck In Mississippi As GOP Seeks To Pick Up 6 Senate Seats In NovemberMississippi contest between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel too close to call.
Tea Party Challengers Struggle To Continue SuccessFour years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.