Senator Thad Cochran has weighed in on the open congressional race in Mississippi’s First District, and he is supporting Glenn McCullough.

Cochran, the father of the modern day Republican Party in the Magnolia State, is supporting McCullough through a $5,000 contribution made today from the Senator’s Leadership PAC, the Senate Victory Fund. The contribution will be reported tonight in the campaign’s required Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing.

“I was thrilled to get Senator Cochran’s phone call offering his support and I am very humbled by it,” McCullough said. “Senator Cochran is our state’s most powerful voice in Washington and all Mississippians respect and admire him. His confidence means a lot to me.”

Cochran has seen McCullough’s work up close for 15 years, first as a member of Governor Fordice’s administration and since then as Mayor of Tupelo and Chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority. McCullough was appointed to the latter position by President Bush on Senator Cochran’s recommendation.

In 1978, Thad Cochran was elected to the United States Senate becoming the first Republican in over 100 years to win a statewide election in Mississippi. Since 1978, he has been re-elected every six years, most recently in 2002.

Glenn McCullough Campaign Release
3/25/8