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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Long-time Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler is challenging incumbent state Auditor Stacey Pickering in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary. In recent days, Butler, who has served as mayor of Madison for 34 years, has tried to take advantage of published reports of an alleged FBI investigation of […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Three West Point men, including incumbent Karl Gibbs, are vying for the House District 36 Democratic primary post. The other two candidates in the race are Edward Houston and Jimmy Davidson. All three voiced their strong support for full funding of public education and said they […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – David McRae, a political novice, has continually hammered incumbent Treasurer Lynn Fitch as he attempts to upend her in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary. Fitch, a Ridgeland resident, is touting her long record of public service in seeking re-election to a post that plays a key role […]

Gov. Phil Bryant discusses education matters with Yancy Thrash, a third-grade teacher at Sebastopol Attendance Center, at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – Republican incumbent Gov. Phil Bryant, walking around the stage in the Founders Square Pavilion eschewing the traditional podium, pledged to make Mississippi the nation’s most tax-friendly state if elected to a second term. Democrats looking to upend Bryant this November criticized what they said was the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – John Faulkner, who won a special election for the state House District 5 post in 2013, is vying for a full four-year term in Tuesday’s Democratic primary against Jacqueline Simon. The winner faces no November opposition. Faulkner, a former youth court counselor, won the special election […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – Political newcomer David McRae, challenging incumbent Treasurer Lynn Fitch in Tuesday’s Republican primary, came out swinging Thursday at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings. He lambasted the incumbent for what he called excessive spending on new furniture for her office when first elected in 2012, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Since the Mississippi Supreme Court did not take action Thursday, Rickey Thompson will remain a candidate for Justice Court Judge, District 4. The state’s highest court ordered Thompson removed from the bench in late May. Thompson is seeking re-election and will stay on Tuesday’s Democratic primary ballot while […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, looking to upset incumbent state Auditor Stacey Pickering in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary, aggressively attacked his fundraising practices during Wednesday’s political speakings at the Neshoba County Fair. Speaking before Pickering at the historic Founders Square Pavilion, Butler told the modest-sized crowd that […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Tim Johnson sang “How Great Thou Art” accompanied by members of his family during political speakings Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, the man Johnson is trying to upend, did not sing, but did bring his wife […]