Herrington drops out of District 4 congressional race
Published: September 4,2012
HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Democrats plan to choose a new nominee to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the Nov. 6 general election.
Democratic chairman Rickey Cole tells The Associated Press that Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg has filed papers to withdraw from the 4th District race in the southern part of the state.
Herrington won the party nomination in March and ran a low-profile campaign. Cole says Herrington’s mother became ill and the family had financial problems.
Cole says the party has a short time to choose a replacement.
The Federal Election Commission website shows no campaign finance reports have been filed by Herrington or two challengers who remain in the 4th District race, Libertarian Ron Williams and Reform Party candidate Robert Claunch.
Palazzo unseated Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor in November 2010.
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