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A Look Back at Sen. Thad Cochran’s Congressional Career

By Thomas McKinless

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Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran announced Monday he would be retiring from Congress at the end of the current appropriations cycle due to health concerns. The 80-year-old senator was a strong advocate for federal money to his home-state of Mississippi, and having spent four decades in Senate he is the 10th longest-serving senator in history.

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