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First District Congressional race

Trent Kelley wins First District Congressional runoff

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Republican Trent Kelly coasted to an easy victory in Tuesday’s run-off race for the First Congressional District seat left vacant when Congressman Alan Nunnelee died in February. Unofficial results in from all 426 precincts in the district showed Kelly with 68,652 votes (70%)  and 29,402 votes (30%) for Walter [Continue Reading]

MS First Congressional District candidates make last pitches

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Congressional candidate Trent Kelly made one more visit to  New Albany the day before the runoff election for the First District seat in the U.S. Congress. Both Kelly and his opponent Walter Zinn have made multiple visits to New Albany during the special election campaign to replace Congressman Alan Nunnelee, who [Continue Reading]

MS First Congressional District results: all about money?

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Elections are all about money? Raise the most money in any given electoral contest and you are likely to win? A candidate with no money cannot be competitive?   All the of the above statements are (almost) always true. But not in the election yesterday to fill the empty Mississippi First District Congressional [Continue Reading]

Crowded First District Congressional field narrows today

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is certainly the most crowded race for Mississippi’s First District Congressional seat in the memory of anyone alive. Thirteen candidates –12 Republicans and one Democrat– are contesting the non-partisan election to be held today, May 12th. Whitten and Wicker split 66 years of service Congressman [Continue Reading]

New Albany debate draws five congressional candidates

May 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Five candidates for the vacant First Congressional District seat appeared in a debate forum Tuesday night, May 5, in New Albany. Columbus businessman Sam Adcock, Tupelo State Senator  Nancy Collins, Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday, Pontotoc attorney Walter Zinn and former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross answered questions for [Continue Reading]

Congressional debate in New Albany Tuesday night, May 5th

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eight of the 13 candidates running for U. S. Congress in Mississippi’s First Congressional district will debate in New Albany, Tuesday, May 5th, at 6 p.m. The Congressional Town Hall event  will be held in the court room on the second floor of the Union County Courthouse. The Union County Republican Committee [Continue Reading]

First District Congressional hopefuls to debate May 5th

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The geographic distribution of candidates and voters is an interesting facet of the special election to replace the late Congressman Alan Nunnelee. Multiple candidates from two counties in the district, and no candidate at all from the more heavily populated western part of the district, is noteworthy. The fact that [Continue Reading]

First District Congressional debate to be in New Albany

April 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The election to fill the First District Congressional seat is only a couple of weeks away, and it’s hard to discern a clear leader in the race. The non-partisan race to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s February 6th death has drawn 13 candidates. Although candidates will not be listed [Continue Reading]