A report on Thad Cochran and Charles Evers

Cochran during his time in the House of Representatives
Evers (far right) with President John F. Kennedy, June 1963
Cochran with President Ronald Reagan in 1981
Senators Cochran (left) and Carl Levin (right) meet with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon to discuss the budgeting (April 10, 2013).

In the general election, he faced Democrat Maurice Dantin, a former district attorney who had triumphed in a four-way primary with the backing of Eastland, and Independent candidate Charles Evers, the Mayor of Fayette.

- Thad Cochran

He finished in third place behind his opponents, Democrat Maurice Dantin and Republican Thad Cochran.

- Charles Evers

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Charles W. Pickering

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American attorney, politician, and jurist who served as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and, briefly, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

American attorney, politician, and jurist who served as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and, briefly, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Charles Pickering in Jones County, MS

In 1978, Pickering sought the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat being vacated by veteran Democrat James O. Eastland, but he lost his party's nomination to U.S. Representative Thad Cochran of Mississippi's 4th congressional district.

Cochran won in a three-way general election against Democrat Maurice Dantin and Independent Charles Evers, a well-known figure in the civil rights movement.

James Eastland

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American politician of the Democratic Party from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate in 1941 and again from 1943 until his resignation on December 27, 1978.

American politician of the Democratic Party from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate in 1941 and again from 1943 until his resignation on December 27, 1978.

Senator Eastland with President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.
Official U.S. Senate portrait of Senator James Eastland

The Republicans worked to elect two House candidates, Trent Lott and Thad Cochran, both of whom later became influential U.S. Senators.

Partly because of the independent candidacy of Charles Evers siphoning off votes from the Democratic nominee, Maurice Dantin, Republican 4th District Representative Thad Cochran won the race to succeed Eastland.

Maurice Dantin

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American attorney and politician.

American attorney and politician.

He lost the general election to Republican Thad Cochran, taking only 32 percent of the vote, with many black Democrats instead choosing to vote for independent Charles Evers.