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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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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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1st District congressional candidates voice platforms

PONTOTOC — Twelve of the 13 candidates running in the May 12 special election in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District appeared Tuesday at an event in Pontotoc. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the candidates had six minutes each to speak to the crowd. The speeches covered a range of topics including reforming tax codes to lowering the national debt. Although ...

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Palazzo named to US House Appropriations Committee

JACKSON — Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is joining the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Palazzo was named on Tuesday to the committee, which helps decide how to spend billions of federal dollars on everything from defense contracts to health care. A Mississippi congressman who died in early February, Republican Alan Nunnelee, had served on Appropriations. Palazzo says nobody can ...

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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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Mississippi congressman Nunnelee takes oath in hospital

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman who is recovering from a series of health problems took his oath of office Monday while hospitalized in his hometown. Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee was accompanied by family members as he was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Michael Mills at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, said his spokeswoman, Elizabeth Parks. Nunnelee had a ...

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Congressmen ask Obama for Miss. disaster declaration

JACKSON — The Mississippi congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to issue a disaster declaration for areas of the state devastated by Dec. 23 tornadoes. Gov. Phil Bryant has requested a major federal disaster declaration, including hazard mitigation assistance statewide. The Mississippi delegation asks the White House in the Jan. 5 letter for speedy approval of the disaster declaration ...

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