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Mississippi Democrat Espy to run again for US Senate in 2020

Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy is announcing another run for U.S. Senate, setting up a 2020 rematch with Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. Espy made the announcement Tuesday morning, telling supporters by email that “I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi and the United States.” A former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. House member, Espy lost ...

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O’Rourke visits Mississippi towns targeted in ICE raids

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has become the first presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people for being in the country illegally. The former Texas congressman resumed campaigning Friday after suspending his White House bid for nearly two weeks and staying in his hometown of El Paso, where ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Key GOP legislators must be fake Republicans too

Hey, all you Mississippi legislators who switched from Democrat to Republican. Yes, all y’all who vote the conservative party line and give Republicans super-majorities in the House and Senate. Are y’all really fake Republicans?   That seems to be the message coming from your colleague Sen. Chris McDaniel regarding another former legislator who switched from Democrat to Republican.   “”Before ...

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Holland says he plans to file retirement papers this week

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Long-time state Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, announced from the House floor Wednesday that he would file retirement papers by 5 p.m. Thursday. The announcement, made during special session debate on giving the governor additional authority to fill budget holes during the final days of the current fiscal year, was a bombshell. At the end of ...

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ANALYSIS — Presley, at the helm of utility regulator, could get his chance

Start thinking of him as Chairman Presley. Brandon Presley has never been shy and retiring. But with a second Democrat coming onto the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the Northern District commissioner will likely take center stage at the utility regulatory agency. With Democrat Cecil Brown of Jackson being sworn into the Central District commission seat, replacing Republican Lynn Posey of ...

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Rankin election leaders propose parties take on more duties

BRANDON — The Rankin County Election Commission is looking to share more duties of running primary elections in the county with party executive committees going forward. In an email to the county’s Republican and Democratic committee chairmen, the election commission proposed the parties take on more of the duties, including sending poll workers and managers to training, coordinating with the ...

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GOP congressional delegation opposes Obama's immigration order

WASHINGTON — Mississippi Republicans in Congress say President Barack Obama is overstepping his authority and ignoring the wishes of voters by issuing an executive order protecting millions of immigrants from deportation. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the lone Democrat in Mississippi’s congressional delegation, applauded Obama’s effort, calling it a “bold step” to begin changing “the broken immigration system.” Thompson, however, says ...

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