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Judicial panel rules campaign finance law is constitutional

OXFORD — A federal appeals panel has upheld the constitutionality of a Mississippi campaign finance law that requires reporting by people or groups that spend at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot initiative. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed a 2013 decision by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in ...

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Voters pull hammer for incumbents, hunting and fishing

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Voters yesterday re-elected Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and all four incumbent congressmen. Cochran, 76, said he intends to serve the entire six-year term. With Republicans taking over the Senate, he could become a committee chairman. He is a former Appropriations chairman, and has steered billions of dollars to the state for hurricane recovery, university research and other ...

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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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No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate

JACKSON — Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran told Mississippi business leaders yesterday that he will be in line for a committee chairmanship if Republicans regain control of the Senate. Speaking at a state chamber of commerce event in Jackson, Cochran stopped short of saying he would chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, a powerful spending panel he once led and of which ...

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Voters in Fulton say yes to in-city beer, liquor sales

FULTON — City of Fulton voters have approved the sale of beer and liquor inside the city limits. Aldermen will now have to set guidelines and regulations for the alcohol sales to determine when and where it can be sold. Yesterday, voters in Fulton had to decide whether to legalize the sale of beer and light wine. Complete, but unofficial, ...

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Number of requests for general election absentee ballots roughly same as primary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office is Saturday, Nov. 1. “The Statewide Election Management System indicates roughly the same number of absentee ballots have been requested for the general election as the primary election,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Typically, absentee ballots are a good indicator of voter ...

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Voters to decide whether hunting, fishing is constitutional right

JACKSON — Van Allen has been processing deer meat and selling gear to hunters and anglers for 20 years in Mississippi and other parts of the South. Like many outdoors enthusiasts, he thinks hunting and fishing are birthrights that ought to be constitutionally protected. “As far as I am concerned anything that protects first our right to bear arms and ...

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Grand juries charge seven with election violations

HATTIESBURG — Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell says Forrest County grand juries have charged seven people with misdemeanors in Hattiesburg’s two mayoral elections last year. Burchell tells WDAM-TV that she cannot say who was indicted because the people have not been served with the indictments. She said in a news release that she also cannot give any specifics ...

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Secretary of State's Office launches election text messaging service

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is making it easier for Mississippi voters to “Be Informed, Get Connected” leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Mississippians can now text “MSVoter” to 95577 to receive text message updates and reminders from the agency regarding the election process. “We want our citizens to have access to the most up-to-date information ...

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