0 Comments for this article

JACKSON (AP) – State Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 if Republican Sen. Thad Cochran does not seek re-election.

Cochran has held the seat since 1978 and has said he’ll decide by the end of this month whether to seek another six-year term. However, a Cochran spokesman said the senator hasn’t specified when he’ll announce his plans.

If he seeks another term, Cochran will run with the advantages of incumbency, including name recognition and nearly $804,000 in campaign cash already on hand. If he doesn’t run, the race is expected to attract several candidates.

Pickering, a Republican, was elected state auditor in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.

Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced in October he is running for Senate, regardless of what Cochran does.

Comment on this Story

Related News

Death toll rises from flooding in Plains
6 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Death toll rises from flooding in Plains
Read More»
Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day
7 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day
Read More»
Police: NBA player fatally shot in Dallas
8 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Police: NBA player fatally shot in Dallas
Read More»