Senate Mississippi Federal Budget

June 21, 2014 - 4:03 AM
FILE - In this June 12, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., visits with employees of Empire Truck Sales in Richland, Miss. Mississippi Senate hopeful Chris McDaniel says six-term incumbent Cochran is a free-spender who helped build a $17 trillion national debt. But the tea party backed challenger doesn’t explain just how he would balance the federal budget. Meanwhile, Cochran celebrates his influence over the federal purse strings, promising voters he’ll "do more for Mississippi" if he’s re-elected. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)