Mississippi courthouse named for Thad Cochran

Officials gathered in Jackson, Miss., on Friday to celebrate the unveiling of the newly named Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranGOP Senate candidate to African Americans: Stop begging for 'government scraps' Trump endorses Hyde-Smith in Mississippi Senate race GOP Senate candidate doubles down on Robert E. Lee despite Twitter poll MORE courthouse, named for former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

The building first opened in 2010 and contains 12 courtrooms and other federal offices. 

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Cochran attended the ceremony, along with his wife, Kay, and Mississippi’s two current senators, Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerGoogle says it continues to allow apps to access Gmail user data Trump cancels Mississippi rally due to hurricane Cruz gets help from Senate GOP in face of serious challenge from O’Rourke MORE (R) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R). Former Gov. Haley Barbour (R), federal judges and members of Cochran’s old congressional staff also joined the ceremony.

Cochran, 80, retired from the Senate after 40 years in April, citing health concerns.