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DA: No evidence of crime involving tea party officials in locked courthouse

JACKSON — In a letter to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, District Attorney Robert Smith repeated what he has said before: he found no evidence that a crime was committed when three tea party members became locked inside the courthouse on June 3 election night. The report delivered to supervisors yesterday included a cover […] [...]

Cochran, McDaniel recruit celebrities in bid for Senate seat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pitching his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race in which a tea-party backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, […] [...]

Cochran reaches out to unions, blacks for runoff votes

WASHINGTON — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters — two groups that traditionally support Democrats. But he risks a backlash from conservatives ready to support his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Even as Cochran is running […] [...]

Ex-state legislator, son die in automobile accident

JACKSON — Former Mississippi lawmaker Jay Disharoon and son, Jamie, died this week in a fatal accident on Interstate 20 in Jackson. Memorial services were held for the two Saturday in Jackson. The Highway Patrol says the 65-year-old Disharoon and his 27-year-old son died Tuesday when their car ran off the highway and crashed into […] [...]

Brain surgery affects Nunnelee’s speech, mobility

HOUSTON, Texas — Brain surgery on a Republican congressman from north Mississippi has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo had surgery Monday at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to remove a small mass on […] [...]

Cochran, McDaniel exchange jabs on federal spending, deficit

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi’s two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are beginning to fire directly at each other, even as party officials prepare to make their runoff official. Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran visited Forrest General Hospital and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg today, highlighting both as programs he’s helped finance. Cochran says […] [...]

McDaniel promises to protect shipbuilders; Cochran focuses on farmers

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised yesterday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers. McDaniel, a state senator from Ellisville, campaigned yesterday along the Gulf Coast, seeking to mobilize […] [...]

Nunnelee resting after surgery to remove brain tumor

JACKSON — A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is recovering from brain surgery. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo had the surgery yesterday at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to remove a small mass found on his brain. A statement released by Nunnelee’s office says family members indicate the surgery went well and […] [...]

Barbour: McDaniel will cut federal education funding

JACKSON — Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran have launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers. Former Gov. Haley Barbour offered a preview for what his pro-Cochran […] [...]

Tea party rallying to help McDaniel’s cash-strapped campaign

JACKSON — National tea party groups are divvying up the nuts and bolts of campaigning as they rush to boost Republican Chris McDaniel’s effort to deny Sen. Thad Cochran a seventh term representing Mississippi. The activist-focused FreedomWorks will run a door-to-door, get-out-the-vote operation ahead of the June 24 runoff. The anti-tax Club for Growth is […] [...]

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