Thad Cocran Had No Idea Of Eric Cantor's Primary Loss

"I haven’t really followed that campaign very closely at all."

One of the charges Chris McDaniel makes against his opponent Thad Cochran (R-MS) is the incumbent is out of touch. On Friday Cochran may have proved McDaniel's point as he was asked about the bombshell loss of Eric Cantor which occurred four days before and he had no idea what happened, "I haven’t really followed that campaign very closely at all."

Reporter: What happened in Virginia the other day – does that concern you for your chances here in this runoff?

Cochran: I don’t know what you’re talking about. What happened in Virginia?

Reporter: … with Eric Cantor losing his seat

Cochran: I haven’t really followed that campaign very closely at all.

Reporter: Really?

Cochran: Really.

Reporter: So you have no comment you want to make?

Cochran: I can make a comment. You asked me what happened. I haven’t followed that campaign very closely.

Reporter: Well, Eric Cantor lost his seat as majority leader

Cochran: Well, it happens. You know, members of Congress – some win, some lose. It’s not an automatic proposition that you get reelected just because you’ve done a good job. Voters make their own decisions and I respect their judgment.

Eric Cantor's loss wasn't obscure inside politics news only aware to political wonks, it was splattered across the front pages of newspapers all across the country. Perhaps it's time for the Senator to spring for a subscription to his daily newspaper.

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