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1 Dem, 1 Republican headed to US House runoff in Mississippi

Voters arrive at the polls at Olive Branch Middle School in Olive Branch,  May 12. Voters cast ballots Tuesday in the special election to fill the First Congressional District seat left open by the death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal via the AP)

JACKSON — Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly will spend the next three weeks competing for support in a north Mississippi congressional race after emerging from a field of 13 candidates in a special election. Following Tuesday’s vote, the two now advance to a June 2 runoff, with the winner serving most of a two-year term started by Republican ...

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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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Iran bill dies, new version likely

By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – Legislation designed to prevent the state from contracting with companies that do business with Iran and perhaps affecting the state’s relationship with Toyota Motor Corp., died a quiet death Monday in the Senate. The bill, which passed overwhelmingly last week, died on the Senate calendar when the Senate leadership opted to not try to dispose ...

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Collins would freeze, not cut, 13th checks for state workers

State Sen. Nancy Collins of Tupelo is courageously preparing legislation to address growing financial problems with the state retirement system (PERS). She said her goal was to start a conversation about PERS’ long-term sustainability. “This is the elephant in the room,” she told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “We should not be afraid to talk about it.” Collins proposal would ...

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