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Entries for February, 2014


AP: Democrat Travis Childers is entering race for Sen. Thad Cochran's seat

Travis Childers is officially entering an already-heated Senate race for Thad Cochran's seat. Tea Party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel is in an ugly battle with Cochran for the Republican primary seat. Here is Childers' statement, just released, reprinted verbatim: “Today I am filing to run for the U.S. Senate to ...

Former Rep. Gene Taylor will run against Palazzo—as a Republican this time

The Sun-Herald just broke the news that Rep. Gene Taylor will run as a Republican to try to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Congress: Taylor said he was on his way to Jackson to file to run as a Republican. The primary is June 3. Read more here:

Happy Black Hist... Ahem, Voter ID Month!

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed February as Voter Registration Month. He and fellow Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann are urging Mississippi citizens to register to vote for upcoming party primaries--and not to forget their voter IDs. Mississippi's voter-ID law is scheduled to be in place for the June 3 ...