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Judge sets trial date for campaign finance case

ABERDEEN — A federal judge has scheduled a trial for June 3 on challenge to Mississippi’s campaign finance law. At issue is whether a citizen must register with the state before spending more than $200 in a year to influence voters. The lawsuit contends they do not. In 2011, five Lafayette County residents sued the state of Mississippi, claiming the ...

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Analysis: 2012 not stressful for incumbents

This is a comfortable election year to be a sitting U.S. representative, U.S. senator or appellate judge in Mississippi. Incumbents have raised far more campaign cash than challengers, adding to their built-in advantage of name recognition. Judicial candidates are extremely limited in what they’re allowed to say, so it’s tough for a challenger to pick apart an incumbent’s record and ...

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Thompson raises $1.2M; his three opponents combined get less than $8,000

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s campaign war chest tops $1.2 million, far more than his Republican and independent opponents, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. The FEC reports cover the period ending June 30. Thompson is running for an 11th term in Mississippi’s 2nd District. Thompson’s Republican opponent Bill Marcy of Vicksburg reported $5,853 ...

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Residents: Law hindering eminent domain efforts

ABERDEEN — A group of Lafayette County residents have told a federal judge that Mississippi’s campaign finance law stops them from campaigning as they want to for an eminent domain constitutional amendment. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock heard arguments Tuesday in Aberdeen but did not immediately rule. The plaintiffs said the law limits their ...

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Judge to hear complaint about campaign finance law

ABERDEEN — A federal judge will hear arguments Nov. 1 in Aberdeen on a complaint that challenges a Mississippi campaign finance law under which groups are to register if they raise or spend more than $200 a year toward their cause. A week ago, five Lafayette County residents sued the State of Mississippi to challenge the law. The group said ...

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Is Barbour jockeying for campaign funding from energy sector?

By Amy McCullough Will Barbour use the energy sector to finance his presidential campaign? Sounds like the Associated Press thinks so: Mississippi governor to talk with coal operators MS State Wire Published:Feb. 17, 2011 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Potential Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour is expected to speak with Kentucky coal operators on Thursday. The Mississippi governor would be the ...

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GOP-allied group weighs in with $4 million in ads

WASHINGTON (AP) – A deep-pocketed alliance with ties to top Republicans Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie is pumping more than $4 million into key Senate races in a single week of advertising, a crucial infusion to counter a surge in Democratic Party spending as Election Day draws near. The new wave of ads by Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies and its ...

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