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 CochranTop 5 races to watch in 2019 Bottom Line Races Dems narrowly lost show party needs to return to Howard Dean’s 50 state strategy 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 WickerTrump signs executive order to boost AI technology Hillicon Valley: Feds looking into Bezos claims about National Enquirer | Amazon reconsidering New York City HQ2 move | Sprint sues AT&T over 5G marketing claims Senate to hold hearing on potential privacy bill 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.