Speculation begins for possible Cochran replacement

It has been 1988 since there was an election for an open Senate seat in Mississippi.

It appears obvious that a lot of major politicians are assuming Cochran will not seek another term. And if he does, there most likely will be a great deal of gnashing of teeth — silently — from those politicians hoping to succeed the senator.

The most obvious would-be successor is Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Reeves, 37, has proven to be an aggressive and fearless politician. He ran for and won his first political office — state treasurer — before the age of 30. In his first year as lieutenant governor, political observers have been amazed at the control he has held over the state Senate where he is the presiding officer.

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