The two senators will make a stop in Corinth today for a special cookout rally at the Circle Y Equestrian Center on Wheeler Grove Road. This will mark the first time two senators have been in Corinth at the same time in recent memory.
“We are honored that Sen. Cochran and Sen. Wicker decided to spend the last Saturday before the election in Corinth,” said Clayton Stanley, one of the many volunteer supporters who helped organize the event. “The cookout is free and open to the public.”
Stanley said the playground will be open for families to enjoy during the event.
“We’re asking everyone to bring lawn chairs, as we expect several hundred people to attend,” he said. “This is really about reminding people to vote on Tuesday. We had a really sad turnout before, so we’re making sure we do everything we can this time."
Cochran and Wicker are slated to arrive in Corinth sometime after 4 p.m., when the cookout is scheduled to begin.
Cochran finished second, behind state senator Chris McDaniel two weeks ago in the Republican primary.
McDaniel was in Corinth on Friday night when he stopped by The Generals Quarter's Inn for a meet and greet with supporters.
The two are set to face each other in a run-off election on Tuesday. The winner will then meet Democratic nominee and former U.S. Representative Travis Childers in the November general election.
The race between Cochran and McDaniel has been heated catching the attention of national media outlets including Fox News, CNN and The New York Times.