Photograph by Marcy Nighswander/AP Photo
Vice President Quayle meets with Republican senators at Capitol Hill, in this Jan. 24, 1989 file photo. From left are Sens. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C.; Bill Armstrong, R-Colo.; Alan Simpson, R-Wyo.; Quayle; Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; and Bob Dole, R-Kan.
Sen. Thad Cochran is seeking a new six-year term next year, an extension that would make the Mississippian the longest-serving Republican in the history of Congress. Cochran’s tenure dates to January 1973, when he began serving his first of three...
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