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Who Really Represents Mississippi?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Thad Cochran (MS)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|COCHRAN, William Thad, a Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Miss., December 7, 1937; educated in the public schools of Mississippi; graduated, University of Mississippi, Oxford 1959 and the University of Mississippi Law School 1965; studied international law and jurisprudence at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland 1963-1964; served in the United States Navy 1959-1961; admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1965 and commenced practice in Jackson; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; reelected to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his resignation on December 26, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected in 1978 to the United States Senate for the term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 27, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James O. Eastland for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, and again in 2002 for the term ending January 3, 2009; chair, Senate Republican Conference (1991-97), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One Hundred Eighth Congress); Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Ninth Congress).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Thad Cochran|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||84.58 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||23 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||41 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||84 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||2 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||19 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 235,315|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 73,280|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 796,799|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||47.00 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 259,806|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 114,633|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 37,937|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||6.3 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 2,459,135|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||54.20 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 801,241|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 15,688|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 827,080|