"William Thad Cochran" is the senior United States Senate/United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, he is currently the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations/Senate Appropriations Committee, which he previously chaired from 2005 to 2007. He also chaired the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry/Senate Agriculture Committee from 2003 to 2005 . Cochran is the Seniority in the United States Senate/third most-senior Senator and the second most-senior Republican member. Cochran won reelection to a seventh term in 2014, after defeating Chris McDaniel in an intense primary United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2014/run-off election.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Thad Cochran on Wikipedia.