Childers to kick off re-election bid

BOONEVILLE — Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers will formally kick off his re-election campaign in state’s First District on Saturday at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.

The kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the community college’s student union.

Childers first won the seat once held by Republican Sen. Roger Wicker in a mid-2008 special election and was elected to a full two-year term that November.

The Associated Press