Cochran: ‘I didn’t party’ on DMR boat

Evidence presented in federal court Wednesday indicated U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was boozing it up at the DMR’s expense in the summer of 2010, but he and a staff member say that’s just not so.

“No, I wouldn’t have had anything to drink out there,” Cochran, who is in the middle of a re-election campaign, told the Sun Herald on Thursday. “Maybe a Diet Coke, or iced tea if they had any. I haven’t drank anything in four years now, and I didn’t drink much before that.”

Sun Herald