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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton withdraws from Senate race

TUPELO – Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has dropped out of the race to replace Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. A press release issued by the Shelton campaign Tuesday afternoon announced his decision to withdraw from the race. Shelton issued the following statement in the release: “After much prayer and consideration I have reached the decision that I will be ...

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Espy, Shelton offer similar campaign pitches

The two candidates say this race offers a unique opportunity. They decry the politics of pitched partisan warfare. They talk about reaching across the aisle and solving problems. This kind of optimistic rhetoric may aspire to reach beyond the fray, but it puts Mike Espy and Jason Shelton on a collision course. Democrats in a deep red state, Espy and ...

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MIKE ESPY — Ag tariffs: We should be careful what we ask for

Military wars are dangerous, expensive, and as we have seen in the decades old conflict in Afghanistan- can be quite lengthy, but in the end America will win. However, when the conflict concerns international trade, the same cannot be said, because in trade wars the outcome cannot be confidently predicted. As a unified nation, the force of our military, more ...

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Espy makes his case for Senate seat via his web page

Mike Espy, the first person to announce intentions to run for the United States Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran’s retirement, has unveiled his campaign website. Since Espy announced his intentions to run for the seat in early March on the same day Cochran announced his pending retirement, he has said very little publicly about his plans. But Friday, ...

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Supervisors say no to mayor's request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records during settlement talks for lawsuits ...

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Michigan's Debbie Stabenow speaks as Delta State hosts 78th annual Delta Council

CLEVELAND, Mississippi —  Politics, agriculture, and the economy were the hot topics on a rainy Delta morning as hundreds gathered for the 78th annual meeting of Delta Council, Friday, May 17, on the campus of Delta State University. The event kicked off in the Bologna Performing Arts Center with a presentation by political analyst Stu Rothenberg titled “Lame Duck: What’s ...

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