Thad Cochran non-committal to challenge of debate with Travis Childers in Senate race

“Unlike in the Republican primary, calls to debate cannot go unanswered. The issues are too important,” Childers said Thursday outside the MC law school.

Russell said Cochran keeps a busy Senate schedule and has campaigned in 42 of the 82 counties in the past few weeks.

“Obviously, it’s not up to one candidate to dictate the other candidate’s schedule, and I ‘m sure everyone understands that,” Russell said.

Childers, who has also campaigned extensively, was asked how he and Cochran compare on issues.

“We differ on the 300,000 people here in the state of Mississippi who have no access to health care nor hopes of getting any. We differ on making minimum wage a living wage,” Childers said.