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GOP Rep. Mark Baker running for attorney general; Hood undecided

Republican state Rep. Mark Baker of Brandon announced Tuesday that he is running for Mississippi attorney general next year, saying he believes the office “needs to be reformed from the inside out.” Baker is the first candidate in what could be an open race for attorney general. Democratic incumbent Jim Hood is considering running for governor in 2019, though Hood ...

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Reports indicate McDaniel running against Wicker

State Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville, an anti-establishment Republican, appears poised to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo in the Republican primary. Various national publications have reported on McDaniel’s plan to challenge Wicker. McDaniel, 46, a Jones County attorney, announced on Facebook Monday night his intention to make an announcement at noon Wednesday at Jones County Junior College ...

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Rumors in state House have Gunn replacing Cochran

Speculation in the Mississippi House is that Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, is in line to be appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. Multiple members of the House – both Republican and Democrat – say there were members of the House positioning themselves to replace Gunn, who some say could resign before the current session is ...

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Candidate says he will push for prosperity in Mississippi

A Mississippi native who worked in international finance said Wednesday that he is running for Congress because he wants to bring “a new era of wealth and prosperity” to the state. Perry Parker of Seminary is one of five Republicans running in the 3rd District, which makes a diagonal across the central part of the state from Natchez to Starkville. ...

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Smith elected state GOP chairman in wake of Nosef resignation

The Mississippi Republican Party’s State Executive Committee elected Lucien Smith to serve as the Party’s new state chairman. Smith ran unopposed after being nominated by Governor Phil Bryant who was present for today’s election. The move comes after Joe Nosef abruptly resigned as the state chairman on Nov. 18, with no reason given other than to say he wanted to spend more ...

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Democratic candidates build campaign warchests, Kelly maintains lead

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal  Democratic candidates in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District continue to generate modest, slow returns on efforts to finance a pair of underdog campaigns to unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Trent Kelly. The Federal Elections Commission requires quarterly reports from candidates for federal office, with the most recent reports due this week. Those reports show Kelly is ...

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Nosef resigning as chairman of Mississippi Republican Party

The Mississippi Republican Party is looking for a new chairman. Joe Nosef, in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant Wednesday, announced he was stepping down from the post he’s held for nearly six years. The Clarion-Ledger reports Bryant thanked Nosef for his service and wished him the best in the future. In his resignation letter, Nosef said he plans to focus on ...

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Mississippi GOP reps safe after baseball practice shooting

Associated Press A Texas congressman says a gunman first fired shots at Mississippi Rep. Trent Kelly and missed before shooting a Louisiana congressman while the Republicans practiced for a charity baseball game in a Washington suburb. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas was at the practice and witnessed the shootings that wounded Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and several others in Alexandria, ...

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State thus far has not benefited from ‘Trump effect’

  By JACK WEATHERLY In the short view, the outlook for the Mississippi economy has improved nicely. The economy for 2017 is projected by the Institutions of Higher Learning’s University Research Center (URC) to expand by 1.9 percent over 2016, up 0.4 percentage points from the last previous estimate. But the expansion is far below the 2.6 percent growth for ...

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Mississippi governor sets special session to start June 5

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is calling Mississippi legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting June 5. He is asking them to set the final pieces of the state budget for the year that begins July 1. Legislators ended their three-month regular session in late March without passing budgets for the attorney general’s office or the Department of ...

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