Leading into the 2014 General Election, Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to heal a rift in the Republican Party after the close Primary battle with Chris McDaniel. Democrat Travis Childers is trying to overcome a lack of name recognition to take advantage of that rift and become the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi since John C. Stennis in the 1980s.
The Neshoba County Fair set the stage for the speeches from Cochran and Childers as well as other elected officials such as Gov. Phil Bryant and House Speaker Philip Gunn. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves closed Wednesday’s political speeches heralding his successes in filling up the state’s rainy-day fund, increasing revenues, and pushed for a tax-cut.
For more information:
- Senate Candidates Campaign at Neshoba County Fair
- Cochran, Childers stump at Neshoba; McDaniel supporters quiet
- House Speaker Philip Gunn: Mississippi Republicans need to heal rift
- Neshoba Co. Fair Thursday: Cochran Shows, Troublemakers Fairly Silent
- Reeves to push for tax cut; Hood says vote buying allegations a lie