Rumors are running rampant today that Senator Thad Cochran is a very ill man and most likely will not serve out his term. He may not even finish the calendar year.
From Erick Erickson at The Resurgent:
The big rumor in Mississippi is that Senator Thad Cochran will step down due to this health. According to the buzz in Mississippi, Mitch McConnell had Cochran flown to Washington on a government plane for votes. Governor Bryant is having conversations about appointing Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves to the position.
Sources who have knowledge of the situation tell me the Republicans want this issue resolved quickly so that it does not hang over Senator Wicker’s head as he potentially faces a primary challenge.
If a vacancy does occur, there is a good possibility that Governor Bryant could appoint Senator Chris McDaniel to the seat instead of Tate Reeves. So it is imperative that McDaniel supporters across Mississippi contact Phil Bryant’s office and urge him to appoint Chris McDaniel, who should rightfully hold the seat.
So MCD is asking two things of you today:
Contact Governor Phil Bryant’s Office: (601) 359-3150
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