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Officials let Democrats replace Herrington on ballot

JACKSON — Officials are letting Democrats put a different nominee in South Mississippi’s 4th District congressional race. State election commissioners voted unanimously to let Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg withdraw and Matthew Moore of Biloxi take his place. State law says if a party nominee withdraws for a nonpolitical reason such as illness, the party may put a substitute on the ...

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Democrats choose new candidates for congressional races

MADISON and BILOXI — Mississippi Democrats have chosen two new nominees to challenge Republican incumbents in the state’s 3rd and 4th Districts in the Nov. 6 election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole says the party will ask the state Election Commission to put the names of Vicki Slater of Madison on the 3rd District ballot and Matthew Moore of Biloxi on ...

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Herrington drops out of District 4 congressional race

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Democrats plan to choose a new nominee to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the Nov. 6 general election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole tells The Associated Press that Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg has filed papers to withdraw from the 4th District race in the southern part of the state. Herrington won the party nomination in March ...

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Federal appeals panel returns lawsuit over redistricting

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A federal appeals panel has sent back to a Mississippi judge lawsuits challenging the failure of 11 Mississippi counties to redraw supervisor district lines in time for the 2011 election. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled since elections were held while the lawsuits were pending the issues raised by the plaintiffs may be moot, meaning ...

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State won't get Southaven mayor's paycheck — for now

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis’ salary — for now — to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports attorneys for Davis sought a temporary restraining order to stop Pickering from garnishing the mayor’s city-issued $3,700 biweekly paycheck beginning ...

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DuPree will seek reelection to fourth term in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Democrat Johnny DuPree says he will seek a fourth term as Hattiesburg mayor in 2013. The Hattiesburg American reports DuPree revealed his intentions this week — first during a fundraiser Tuesday night, then in an interview with the newspaper Wednesday. DuPree made history in August 2011 when he became the first black candidate to win a major-party nomination ...

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A brief change in the political scenery

We are in political segue time, when Congress heads home and the next phase awaits in the wings. What’s a political junkie to do? As it turns out, that answer is right in front of me. There is too much in the way of politics in the air to call this period in the dog days of summer a political ...

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