JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Washington Post reported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is behind a push for Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to appoint himself to the senate if Thad Cochran resigns.
Cochran, 80, was out several weeks last fall due to illness.
However, the Clarion Ledger reported sources close to Bryant said he is not interested in the Cochran's seat.
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- REPORT: Bryant down to two choices to replace Cochran in U.S. Senate
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