Fresh off his 20 point victory for his 7th Senate term, [mc_name name=’Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C000567′ ] is reportedly forming a Presidential Exploratory Committee for the 2016 race. He’ll provide balance to the principled, articulate, and conservative candidates that are currently mentioned in the polls. Presuming this will be a turnout election, Cochran’s appeal to Mississippi voters should spill over into neighboring states assuring Republicans of increasing their vote totals in the South.
Cochran’s campaign will also see the long-awaited return of Trent Lott into Washington politics, who correctly points out than no potential candidate in either party has held elective office since 1972 when he and Cochran joined the House of Representatives. Landmark legislation like the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 proves that Cochran has the capacity to bring people together on the controversial issues of the day. He has been seeing the congressional delegations of Iowa and New Hampshire in random places throughout his work day.
When asked for comment on his Exploratory Committee, Cochran simply smiled and nodded as he walked in an indistinct direction. More information can be requested by sending letter along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to his Washington office.