Republican-held Senate seat in Mississippi faces midterm vote after Senator Thad Cochran resigns

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Newsweek—The resignation of Cochran Monday complicates Republican plans to hold on to the Senate.

Republican Senator Cochran resigning, opening Mississippi seat. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee and a member of the Republican Party's old guard, said on Monday he will resign on April 1, putting another Republican Senate seat in play in elections this year.