The polls show Cochran pulling ahead with a 17-point lead after the race was in a near tie at the beginning of the year.
But lost in this discussion is the fact that the majority of these voters had surely voted for Cochran in prior elections.
Cochran also did little to alleviate concerns that he might have been too old for continued government service.
Cochran ran then as a cool voice of calm appealing to all Mississippians.
While the Cochran campaign is appealing to black voters, conservatives are on guard.
Cochran was armed with sword and pistols, but he was taken so suddenly by Mr. Doyle that he had no chance to use them.
Cochran knew the Major intimately, his hobbies and aversions.
Being armed with one of Cochran's nine-chambered rifles, I took aim at one that stood broad-side, and 'blazed away.'
Cochran's voice rose above the clamor of the room in a raucous whoop.
Cochran gave him a horse, and leaving Denver under cover of darkness, he rode southward.