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Gubernatorial campaigns plug into 'star power'

PEARL and HATTIESBURG — A month after announcing that he would not run for president in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie paid a visit yesterday to Mississippi, where he urged Republicans to turn out next week to elect Phil Bryant as governor. Christie spoke to about 250 people at a rally in Bryant’s home of Rankin County, a Jackson ...

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Residents: Law hindering eminent domain efforts

ABERDEEN — A group of Lafayette County residents have told a federal judge that Mississippi’s campaign finance law stops them from campaigning as they want to for an eminent domain constitutional amendment. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock heard arguments Tuesday in Aberdeen but did not immediately rule. The plaintiffs said the law limits their ...

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Dombrowski: Coast cities, not state, own harbors

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A challenger in the race for Mississippi secretary of state says he is unhappy with the way first-term incumbent Delbert Hosemann is handling leases of public lands. Gulfport City Council member Ricky Dombrowski, 51, faces Hosemann, 64, in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. No Democrat is running for secretary of state. A Reform Party candidate is ...

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Zata3 takes home three Reed Awards from D.C.

JACKSON — The Jackson- and Washington, D.C.-based political communications firm Zata3 took home three wins for political consulting work at the annual Reed Awards in Washington. Zata3 was also a finalist in seven additional categories. The Reed Awards, held by [ITAL]Campaigns & Elections[ITAL] magazine, recognize excellence in campaign management, political consulting and political technology. Zata3’s award-winning entries for the Reeds ...

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Reeves kicks off bid for lieutenant governor

JACKSON — Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves will launch a statewide tour next week to announce his campaign for lieutenant governor. The initial announcement tour will include 10 stops throughout the state Feb. 7-9. The tour will begin in Reeves’ hometown of Florence at the Florence Middle School gym and will continue through Olive Branch, Tupelo, Leland, Pascagoula, Meridian, Columbus, Magee ...

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Recession? Campaign spending on record pace

WASHINGTON — Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry. This year’s volatile election is bursting with money, setting fundraising and spending records in a high-stakes struggle for control of Congress amid looser but still fuzzy campaign finance rules. Based on the latest financial reports, House and Senate candidates in this election cycle ...

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Nunnelee releases contributions report

TUPELO — State Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo filed his first quarter fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission showing that he raised over $150,000 for the first quarter with 89 percent of his contributions coming from Mississippi citizens. Nunnelee, a Republican, is running for the First Congressional District seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Travis Childers. Nunnelee said, “I’m ...

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