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Potential field taking shape for Nunnelee's vacant Miss. House seat

HERNANDO  — Speculation has begun in earnest over who will succeed the late Alan Nunnelee in Mississippi’s First District House seat, and conventional wisdom is that DeSoto County will play a key role in determining who North Mississippi’s next congressman will be. At least three DeSoto County names — Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson, state Sen. David Parker of Olive Branch ...

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UPDATED — Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi dies

JACKSON — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, died. He was 56. Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died at his home in Tupelo, Mississippi. Parks released a statement from Nunnelee’s family: “Congressman Alan Nunnelee has gone home to be with Jesus. He ...

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Senate race overshadows elections for all House seats

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In addition to a U.S. Senate race, all four of Mississippi’s U.S. House seats are on the ballot tomorrow. In the northern 1st District, Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee is challenged by Democrat Ron Dickey, Libertarian Danny Bedwell and the Reform Party’s Lajena Walley. In the 2nd District, which includes the rural Delta counties and most of the ...

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Nunnelee to limit campaigning as he recovers from surgery, stroke

TUPELO — Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke. The limited schedule, however, probably won’t jeopardize the chances of a third term for the congressman from Tupelo. Nunnelee’s Democratic challenger, Ron Dickey of Horn Lake, has never held public office, has ...

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Nunnelee coming home to recover from brain surgery, stroke

TUPELO — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he’s returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke. The 55-year-old Republican from Tupelo had a stroke while undergoing brain surgery June 9 in Texas, and he has had radiation and chemotherapy in Maryland. In an email today, Nunnelee says the surgery and treatment have separated him from people and places he ...

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Congressional candidate asked to pull out over military service

JACKSON — The head of Mississippi’s Democratic Party says he has advised the party’s nominee to pull out of the 1st District congressional race because exaggeration of his military service — calling himself a “Green Beret veteran of Desert Storm” when he was a food service worker at Fort Bragg during the 1991 campaign in Iraq — has cost him ...

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Brain surgery affects Nunnelee's speech, mobility

HOUSTON, Texas — Brain surgery on a Republican congressman from north Mississippi has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo had surgery Monday at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to remove a small mass on his brain. Today, Nunnelee’s office ...

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Palazzo defeats Taylor in 4th Congressional District primary

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Steven Palazzo has won the Republican nomination in Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Palazzo, a 44-year-old two-term incumbent from Biloxi, defeated four challengers in the primary, including Gene Taylor, a Democrat-turned-Republican who served 22 year in Congress before Palazzo beat him in 2010. Palazzo won just more than 50 percent in the primary, questioning the sincerity of ...

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Veteran politician Taylor looks to return to Congress after party change

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican. Not that the 60-year-old seems much different. As he campaigns to reclaim his 4th District seat from Steven Palazzo in Tuesday’s Republican primary, Taylor is still running the same homespun campaign that won him 22 years in the House as ...

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