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DAVID DALLAS: District One congressional race not attracting voters or much interest

With the special election for District One now over, a critical analysis of the very poor showing of GOP establishment candidates, backed by the likes of Haley Barbour and Phil Bryant, would be awfully tempting. But the low voter turnout for such a crazy, free-for-all special election deserves some commentary. In spite of a plea from Secretary of State Delbert ...

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Zinn, Kelly turn attention to runoff in congressional race

JACKSON — Democrat Walter Zinn got the most votes in a congressional special election in north Mississippi this week, and he and Republican Trent Kelly advanced to a June 2 runoff. Now, there’s the big question: Has Zinn peaked in the Republican-leaning district? Some fellow Democrats are boasting that Zinn ran a relatively low-budget campaign but still worked hard enough ...

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1st District congressional candidates voice platforms

PONTOTOC — Twelve of the 13 candidates running in the May 12 special election in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District appeared Tuesday at an event in Pontotoc. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the candidates had six minutes each to speak to the crowd. The speeches covered a range of topics including reforming tax codes to lowering the national debt. Although ...

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Palazzo named to US House Appropriations Committee

JACKSON — Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is joining the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Palazzo was named on Tuesday to the committee, which helps decide how to spend billions of federal dollars on everything from defense contracts to health care. A Mississippi congressman who died in early February, Republican Alan Nunnelee, had served on Appropriations. Palazzo says nobody can ...

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North Mississippi US House race grows to 11 candidates

JACKSON — Henry Ross, an attorney, former mayor and former circuit judge from Eupora, said Thursday that he’s running to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in north Mississippi. His announcement brings to 11 the number of candidates, so far, in the race to succeed Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. Nunnelee first won the 1st ...

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Potential field taking shape for Nunnelee's vacant Miss. House seat

HERNANDO  — Speculation has begun in earnest over who will succeed the late Alan Nunnelee in Mississippi’s First District House seat, and conventional wisdom is that DeSoto County will play a key role in determining who North Mississippi’s next congressman will be. At least three DeSoto County names — Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, state Sen. David Parker of Olive Branch ...

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US Rep. Nunnelee remembered as public servant, family man

TUPELO — The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn’t come from a political office. “The title I’m most proud of is ‘Dad,'” Nunnelee said in a video clip played at his funeral Monday. It was a speech he gave in ...

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Mississippi congressman Nunnelee takes oath in hospital

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman who is recovering from a series of health problems took his oath of office Monday while hospitalized in his hometown. Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee was accompanied by family members as he was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Michael Mills at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, said his spokeswoman, Elizabeth Parks. Nunnelee had a ...

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Congressmen ask Obama for Miss. disaster declaration

JACKSON — The Mississippi congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to issue a disaster declaration for areas of the state devastated by Dec. 23 tornadoes. Gov. Phil Bryant has requested a major federal disaster declaration, including hazard mitigation assistance statewide. The Mississippi delegation asks the White House in the Jan. 5 letter for speedy approval of the disaster declaration ...

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GOP congressman Nunnelee hospitalized in his Miss. hometown

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg. Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee is in North Mississippi Medical Center in his hometown of Tupelo for treatment of a hematoma. Nunnelee’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Parks, says doctors have not said when he might be discharged. Nunnelee’s office announced ...

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