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McDaniel lawyers: challenge likely in primary loss

JACKSON — Lawyers for tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said Wednesday that they intend, in the next 10 days, to file a challenge of McDaniel’s loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary. Attorneys and advisers to McDaniel said they need more time to examine ballot boxes and poll books. They said they […] [...]

GOP official reports fewer illegal ballots than McDaniel claims

JACKSON — The Hinds County Republican Party chairman said yesterday that 300 to 350 possible illegally cast votes were found in Mississippi’s largest county in the Senate runoff between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel. That total is significantly lower than McDaniel’s assertion that at least 1,500 improper votes were found in Hinds County. […] [...]

Democratic candidates faceoff for seat in U.S. House

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Two Democrats face off Tuesday for their party’s nomination in the 3rd Congressional District. The House district, which crosses all or parts of 24 counties stretching from Starkville southwest through Natchez, goes to the polls to choose between Doug Magee of Mendenhall and Dennis Quinn of Magnolia. Magee, a 72-year-old semi-retired lawyer […] [...]

SoS to watch absentee ballots after complaints

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office will conduct a thorough review of absentee ballots cast in some cities in the upcoming municipal primary election. This review comes on the heels of several complaints from municipal clerks, elected officials and citizens regarding a high number of absentee ballots cast thus far in the primary. […] [...]

Governor signs anti-corruption bill, auditor pleased

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering is applauding a new law that he says will help fight government corruption. Gov. Bryant approved Senate Bill 2625 and it is now law with an effective date of July 1. In a release, Pickering’s office wrote: “Under this important anti-corruption legislation, an individual who has been convicted or […] [...]

Mayoral candidate’s cause of death still unknown

CLARKSDALE — More than a month has passed since Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found dead, but the cause of death remains largely a mystery pending an autopsy report. McMillian’s body was found Feb. 27 in Coahoma County. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says the state crime lab is waiting for an investigative report […] [...]

Senators rethinking school board-election bill

JACKSON — State senators are pulling back from a plan to elect all local school board members. Senate Bill 2141 had called for all school board members to run for four-year terms in years that voters choose a governor. But senators voted 50-1 for an amended bill today to instead study the issue. Today, some […] [...]

Lawmakers still hoping to debate Medicaid expansion

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are holding onto a chance to debate Medicaid expansion in the next few weeks, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose growth in the program. With no debate yesterday, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill to keep Medicaid in business after the budget year ends June 30. Some […] [...]

Congressional delegation splits over fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON — All three Republicans in Mississippi’s House delegation voted against legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, while the state’s only Democrat representative voted for it. Republican U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo cast no votes, while Democrat Bennie Thompson voted for the legislation that passed 257-167. Nunnelee said in a statement […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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