Editorial: Thad Cochran helped us survive Katrina

The eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is a fitting opportunity to consider the political future of Thad Cochran.

That will not seem odd to anyone who remembers and appreciates Cochran’s indispensable role in helping steer tens of billions of dollars in federal aid and tax incentives to help the region recover from the nation’s worst natural disaster.

At the time, Cochran was serving his fifth term in the United States Senate. Now in his sixth, he has yet to announce his intentions about seeking a seventh term next year.

His delaying a decision is understandable.

Sun Herald