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Mississippi Republicans Make Gains in Congress


U.S. Rep. Travis Childers lost his seat to state Sen. Alan Nunnelee after serving one term in Congress.

Two Mississippi Blue Dog Democrats lost their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in yesterday's midterm elections.

In Mississippi's First Congressional District Republican state Sen. Alan Nunnelee defeated Democrat U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, who had served one term. In the Fourth Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, who served 11 terms, lost his seat to Republican and state representative Steve Palazzo.

Incumbents held their seats in two districts. In the Second Congressional District, Democrat U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson defeated Republican Bill Marcy. Third Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper defeated Democrat Joe Gill.

In Hinds County, preliminary judicial election results show Jackson Ward 1 Councilman Jeff Weill won the District Seven Circuit Court judge race. For the Hinds County Court seat, sub district one, Melvin Priester and Brent Southern will face off on Nov. 23. Bill Gowan defeated Malcolm Harrison for the Hinds County Circuit Court judge seat for sub district seven.

For more election results, visit the Hinds County website.

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I'm so glad to see Gene "the Snake" Taylor and Travis "Cold Chill" Childers get their asses whipped. Bennie Thompson might be alone now but we won't have anymore faking the funk on the nasty dunk from Taylor and Childers. Good riddance and thank you Jesus. To hell with a blue dog, yellow belly Democrat. You with us or you're not. I made sure I voted. I didn't know we had taken the country as many of our haters had proclaimed but I voted to make sure we kept it anyway just in case. It doesn't take much for the republicans to whip some people into a frenzy with a black man and a woman having so much power. Again I saw dead people voting. For a minute I thought we were having a flag vote again in Ridgeland and Madison County. The Big Payback is coming in two years. Despite all the good intentions too much spending might have gotten us in trouble. And I never liked the idea of hiring Larry Summers. I'm as glad to see him gone as Taylor and Childers. Bennie is man enough to hold up our banner. I'm mad!!


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