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Video: Cochran Speaks Out About Campaign

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is back in North Mississippi for his Easter break.

He and Mississippi Senator Chris McDaniel are going head-to-head campaigning these next few months.

Both are competing for the Republican nomination for the June primary.

Cochran says he’s the best man for the job because he has the most experience.

“I haven’t been doing any bashing,” Cochran said. “I’ve been telling the truth about the situation that we face in this campaign. We’re confronted with an opponent of mine who has no experience in public office at this level. He is simply criticizing, and has some people who are supporting him doing the same thing.”

Cochran says he’s not surprised the Tea Party is backing McDaniel.