Cochran for McCullough

Daily Journal - Cochran supports McCullough, donates $5,000 - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's support of 1st District congressional candidate Glenn McCullough Jr. came Monday, along with a $5,000 contribution from Cochran's leadership PAC, the McCullough campaign announced. Republicans McCullough and Southaven Mayor Greg Davis square off in the runoff election April 1, along with Democrats Travis Childers of Booneville and Steve Holland of Plantersville. The primary nominees will face off with two independents in the Nov. 4 general election. "I was thrilled to get Senator Cochran's phone call offering his support and I am very humbled by it," McCullough said in a news release. "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." The Davis campaign said it respects the two men's longstanding personal relationship but cited McCullough's "lavish spending" as TVA chairman as "something Mississippi taxpayers would want from someone representing them in Congress." McCullough said Cochran has seen his work up close for 15 years, first as a member of Gov. Fordice's administration and since then as mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority. McCullough was appointed to TVA by President Clinton and to its leadership by President Bush on Cochran's recommendation. Last week, former Sen. Trent Lott endorsed Davis for the 1st District post with a donation through his PAC.

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