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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Can Metrocenter rise from the ashes? Again
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player
- Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma
- Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three
- Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow