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Cochran Bids Goodbye to Senate After Nearly 40 Years Representing Mississippi

By D.A. Banks

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Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, the senior senator from Mississippi, was elected to his seventh term in 2014 but will resign on April 1 due to health issues. Always a behind-the-scenes negotiator, Cochran was reserved and brief even during his final speech to colleagues from the Senate floor.

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