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Mississippi Rep. Myers keeps seat as judge tosses challenge

A Mississippi lawmaker will get to keep his state House seat after a judge dismissed a challenge from his opponent in the 2015 Democratic primary. The Enterprise-Journal reports that Circuit Judge James Bell ruled Tuesday against Tasha Dillon. She claimed that voting irregularities caused her to lose the primary to Rep. David Myers of McComb. Bell heard two days of testimony from ...

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District 3 candidates from diverse backgrounds

A diverse field of candidates, ranging from Jackson-area-professionals, to small town business owners to east Mississippi chicken farmers, are vying for the 3rd District U.S. House seat. While much of the statewide election focus has been on the special Senate election to replace 80-year-old Thad Cochran, who resigned earlier this year for health reasons, the 3rd District race also will ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Primaries for Harper seat coming June 5

June 5 primaries to begin choosing who will fill the 3rd District congressional seat abandoned by Rep. Gregg Harper are six weeks away. Six candidates are seeking the Republican nomination, two the Democratic nomination.    With no other significant races on the June ballots, turnout will be the key factor. That means get-out-the-vote (GOTV) activities will be critical. While free social media ...

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Many other states have increased gas tax for transportation

Mississippi is not the only state struggling with transportation needs, according to a report by the Legislature’s Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee. The report released this week cites the National Conference of State Legislatures as saying states have been in “a near constant state of crisis for about a decade” in terms of funding for transportation needs. The report ...

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Mississippi GOP hopefuls decry federal spending, regulations

Republicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations. The six GOP candidates in the 3rd District spoke Wednesday night in Jackson at a forum sponsored by Americans For Prosperity, a group promoting free markets and limited government. The Republican field has two health care professionals, Whit Hughes of Madison and Morgan ...

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Espy makes his case for Senate seat via his web page

Mike Espy, the first person to announce intentions to run for the United States Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran’s retirement, has unveiled his campaign website. Since Espy announced his intentions to run for the seat in early March on the same day Cochran announced his pending retirement, he has said very little publicly about his plans. But Friday, ...

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