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Dems, mayoral candidate wants city election monitored

MERIDIAN — A candidate for mayor in Meridian has joined with the Lauderdale County Democratic Party in asking the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor the June 4 Meridian election. A party spokesman and mayoral candidate Percy Bland both told the Meridian Star they had made the request. Bland said he wants to make sure voters […] [...]

State lawmaker switching parties to GOP

PONTOTOC — State Sen. Nicky Browning of Pontotoc is switching to the Republican Party. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, made the announcement today. Browning has served in the Legislature as a Democrat since 1996. He is chairman of the Senate County Affairs Committee. Reeves described Browning in a news release as a strong social […] [...]

Seven city officials, including mayor, switch to GOP

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s mayor, five-member board of aldermen and chief of police are now Republicans. Mayor Dale Fortenberry tells the Daily Corinthian he and the aldermen — who Fortenberry says were all elected as independents — had talked about joining the Republican Party for a long time. There is no party registration in Mississippi. During […] [...]

Special elections set to fill seats of late lawmakers

JACKSON — Special elections have been set for seats in the Mississippi Legislature left vacant by the recent death of two lawmakers. Voters will select a successor to the late Sen. Alice Harden on Feb. 5. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff will be held Feb. 26. Gov. Phil Bryant set the election […] [...]

Four candidates will run for vacant seat in Legislature

RANKIN COUNTY — Four candidates are running in a special election in northern Rankin County to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House. Those competing in House District 59 are Scot Allen of Brandon, Benny L. Hubbard of Flowood, Bradley Lum of Flowood and Brent Powell of Brandon. The election is Jan. 8 and […] [...]

Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he […] [...]

Democrats backing Banks for state Supreme Court

JACKSON — The Mississippi Democratic Party is endorsing Democratic state Rep. Earle Banks of Jackson as he runs for state Supreme Court. The endorsement was announced yesterday, weeks after the state Republican Party endorsed the man Banks is trying to unseat, Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson. Mississippi judicial candidates run without party labels, […] [...]

Officials let Democrats replace Herrington on ballot

JACKSON — Officials are letting Democrats put a different nominee in South Mississippi’s 4th District congressional race. State election commissioners voted unanimously to let Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg withdraw and Matthew Moore of Biloxi take his place. State law says if a party nominee withdraws for a nonpolitical reason such as illness, the party may […] [...]

Democrats choose new candidates for congressional races

MADISON and BILOXI — Mississippi Democrats have chosen two new nominees to challenge Republican incumbents in the state’s 3rd and 4th Districts in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole says the party will ask the state Election Commission to put the names of Vicki Slater of Madison on the 3rd District ballot and […] [...]

Herrington drops out of District 4 congressional race

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 […] [...]

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