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Cochran, McDaniel recruit celebrities in bid for Senate seat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pitching his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race in which a tea-party backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, is trying to unseat the ...

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Coalition of ag producers form 'Farmers for Thad'

Thus far in his bid to win reelection to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Thad Cochran has received support from the state’s agriculture community. Now, a group of farmers is stepping forward to make their pro-Cochran voices louder. Farmers for Thad, a coalition of Mississippi farmers representing the state’s agricultural production base, has come together to support Cochran’s bid for reelection ...

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DuPree will seek reelection to fourth term in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Democrat Johnny DuPree says he will seek a fourth term as Hattiesburg mayor in 2013. The Hattiesburg American reports DuPree revealed his intentions this week — first during a fundraiser Tuesday night, then in an interview with the newspaper Wednesday. DuPree made history in August 2011 when he became the first black candidate to win a major-party nomination ...

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Bennie Thompson will run for reelection

By Amy McCullough The MBJ received a prompt response from Thompson’s office. My conversation with Congressman Thompson: Do you plan to run for reelection? I do plan to run for reelection. You have been friends with Hudson’s family and her father Victor McTeer for a long time? I’ve known him ever since he came to the Delta. And so. Politics ...

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