Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator


Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator in United States history.
Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Senator Cochran on the Senate floor for reaching the impressive milestone. Senator Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978, serving nearly 40 years. In 2006, “Time” magazine called Cochran ‘the quiet persuader.’
Here’s what the majority leader had to say about Senator Cochran: “When the Magnolia State sent Senator Cochran to the Senate, it was the first time a Republican had won a statewide election in Mississippi in over a century.”
“It’s heartwarming, but also reminds me of how important our collective efforts are for the future of our country,” said Cochran.
Senator Cochran will turn 80-years-old in December.