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Supreme Court: McDaniel Challenge Too Late

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against state Sen. McDaniel, saying that he did indeed miss the 20-day filing deadline for his election challenge in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

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The Faces of Travis Childers

Travis Childers, a former congressman from Booneville, hopes traditional Democratic voters and tea-party members can help him upset Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in November.

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Pro-Cochran PAC Sheds Light on GOP Primary

Recent federal-campaign finance reports shed new light into spending that took place in the final days of the grueling Republican primary in June.


Federal Candidates on the Local Ballot

Travis Childers, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, served the U.S. House of Representatives for the 1st Congressional District from 2008 to 2011.


Judicial, County Candidates for Hinds County

A list of judicial and county candidates for Hinds County


On the Issues

Travis Childers signed the Federation for American Immigration Reform's so-called no-amnesty pledge, saying that he opposes both authorization for people who came to the U.S. illegally as well as expanding ...


Once Again, It's On

The Jackson City Council set Dec. 2 as the special election for the seat recently vacated by Quentin Whitwell. The runoff, if needed, will take place two weeks later on ...

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Pledge Aligns Childers with Hate Groups

Travis Childers' stance has consistently been anti-immigration, so his opposing amnesty for "dreamers," young people whose parents brought them into this country without authorization when they were too young to ...


Our U.S. Senate Endorsement: No to Childers, Cochran

We encourage all Mississippians to take advantage of their constitutional right to cast their ballots on Nov. 4. We just can't in good conscience support either man at the top ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Without'

Rev. Mychal Massie seems to suggest that the racism and lack of opportunity that African Americans face on a daily basis is nothing compared to the issue of abortion, and ...

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Courting Dixiecrat Votes

This election season has been exceedingly disappointing to me as a liberal. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would see a Democratic candidate sign a pledge from ...

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Amile Wilson: Cashing in on Creativity

In a recent interview, Amile Wilson, 29, talked to the Jackson Free Press about the creative economy as economic development, addressing infrastructure and improving the capital city's image.

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Preaching a ‘Black Genocide’ Parable

It wasn't a large crowd that gathered to hear a group of infamous clergymen share their prophecy at the last abortion clinic in the state last week. Their message: Abortion ...

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Some County, City Workers in Line for Pay Hikes

With minimal discussion at this morning's meeting of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, members voted 4-1 to raise the minimum wage to $9.45 per hour for employees who have ...

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All Citizens Files Reports Despite Founder's Africa Trip

Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International left for Africa on Oct. 7, but that didn't delay the filing of the Federal Election Commission report for his super PAC, ...


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