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Democratic candidates build campaign warchests, Kelly maintains lead

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal  Democratic candidates in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District continue to generate modest, slow returns on efforts to finance a pair of underdog campaigns to unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Trent Kelly. The Federal Elections Commission requires quarterly reports from candidates for federal office, with the most recent reports due this week. Those reports show Kelly is ...

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State’s federal delegation praises GOP tax overhaul framework

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal  Guidelines for tax reform released last week by the White House and congressional leaders are winning praise from most of Mississippi’s federal lawmakers. President Donald Trump’s administration and key committees from the U.S. House and Senate have released a set of guidelines that sketch out a rough draft of legislation intended to overhaul the ...

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TRENT KELLY: Good customer service is important

Good customer service and the federal government are rarely phrases that are used together. Navigating the bureaucracy of the federal government can be difficult and even frustrating. Our team located across five offices in Northeast Mississippi – Columbus, Eupora, Farmington, Hernando, and Tupelo – are here to assist you. Our constituent services are as varied as the people who make ...

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Parker joins Kelly staff

Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) has selected Susan Parker as his new communications director. Parker, a native of Columbus, attended the Mississippi University for Women where she studied journalism. Parker was a reporter with WTVA TV for 24 years. She has won numerous awards from the Associated Press for writing and photography, including the Howard Lett Newsperson of the Year award ...

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New US Rep. Kelly keeps most of his predecessor’s staff

TUPELO — Mississippi’s newest member of Congress is renting a tiny apartment in Washington and has hired most of his predecessor’s staff. Republican Trent Kelly told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that he’s adjusting to long days that often stretch into working sessions at night on Capitol Hill. “My days are mapped out on a pretty tight schedule,” said Kelly, who ...

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Kelly takes ceremonial oath in Tupelo

TUPELO — Mississippi’s newest member of Congress is preparing to take office. Republican Trent Kelly will take his oath Tuesday in Washington. He had a ceremonial swearing-in Monday in Tupelo. Kelly defeated Democrat Walter Zinn in a June 2 special-election runoff. He will serve most of a two-year term that Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee started early this year. The 56-year-old ...

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1 Dem, 1 Republican in runoff for Mississippi US House seat

NESBIT — On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly talked about his job as a district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military veteran, with three deployments during 29 years in the National Guard — two of them in combat. “We must defend this ...

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DAVID DALLAS: District One congressional race not attracting voters or much interest

With the special election for District One now over, a critical analysis of the very poor showing of GOP establishment candidates, backed by the likes of Haley Barbour and Phil Bryant, would be awfully tempting. But the low voter turnout for such a crazy, free-for-all special election deserves some commentary. In spite of a plea from Secretary of State Delbert ...

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Zinn, Kelly turn attention to runoff in congressional race

JACKSON — Democrat Walter Zinn got the most votes in a congressional special election in north Mississippi this week, and he and Republican Trent Kelly advanced to a June 2 runoff. Now, there’s the big question: Has Zinn peaked in the Republican-leaning district? Some fellow Democrats are boasting that Zinn ran a relatively low-budget campaign but still worked hard enough ...

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

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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