"He's never going to be able to distance himself from his brother or his father, especially on the big issues that matter to Republican primary voters and grass-roots conservatives," said Keith Appell, a GOP strategist. "He and his brother agree on immigration. He has already said he's willing to raise taxes if Congress promises to cut spending; his father infamously did the same thing, and spending was never cut. Conservatives opposed his brother's No Child Left Behind law that was blessed by Ted Kennedy, and they're even more opposed to Jeb's support of Common Core. So who's zoomin'
"Resources are always limited, and they probably have some reservations about the likelihood that Cochran can win," Mr. Appell said. "The GOP establishment is not all-in for Cochran [and] that's quite revealing. And there are better opportunities this cycle to put some big points on the board."