If Thad Cochran wins tomorrow, all of the questions that he has avoided during the primary will continue to fester in the general election. And when the answers finally do come out, Travis Childers and the Democrats will reap the rewards.
Does Cochran actually own a home in Mississippi?
Who paid for the building in Washington where he “rents an apartment”?
Why has Kay Webber, his executive assistant, hosted Democratic fundraisers in the same building where Cochran lives?
Why did he bring Kay Webber on 33 taxpayer-funded trips around the world?
These issues aren’t going to disappear if Cochran somehow beats McDaniel tomorrow. At some point, more people are going to wonder why Cochran has been so secretive and defensive throughout the election.
First, he refused to debate Chris McDaniel, claiming that McDaniel “is trying to make me look bad.” Then, he refused to sit down with the largest newspaper in Mississippi.
Now, he is literally fleeing from reporters. Last week, Cochran was caught on camera switching vehicles and ducking through a building just to avoid answering a few questions.
Cochran can’t run away forever. When he finally confesses to whatever it is he is hiding, it might be too late for Republicans.