By Rod Guajardo and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – Distinct policy differences exist between Republican Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Democrat Walter Zinn of Pontotoc – the two candidates who survived the May 12 special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat and who will be in a runoff Tuesday. The two are […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Campaign contributions started to increase for District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo after he advanced to the runoff in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat. Recent online filings with the Federal Election Commission show that after Kelly finished second in the May 12 […]

HERNANDO (AP) – Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson is withdrawing from the race for Northern District transportation commissioner. Johnson, who made the announcement in a news release Wednesday, was one of three candidates challenging incumbent Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert in the August Republican primary. Geoffrey Yoste, who has worked on the staffs of former […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – North Mississippi residents have until Saturday to cast an absentee ballot in the upcoming runoff election for the 1st Congressional District seat. Circuit clerk’s offices in the 22 counties represented in the 1st District will be open throughout this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for absentee […]

JACKSON (AP) – A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman is becoming the new director of Sen. Thad Cochran’s state offices, where he’ll be in charge of constituent services. Brad White begins the new job June 1. He succeeds Brad Davis, who is going to work for a private law firm. White has been deputy state […]

By Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger’s defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican’s now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia. Clayton Kelly of Pearl faces charges of conspiracy, […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran – the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger’s photos of his bedridden wife – has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday. The wedding to Kay Webber took place privately Saturday in Gulfport. The senator’s former […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democratic primary that pits two incumbent state senators against each other up north. Another is a Gulf Coast Republican primary in which a senator with statewide ambitions is challenged […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The two June 2 runoff candidates in the 1st District U.S. House special election – Walter Zinn and Trent Kelly – have at least one thing in common. Both say they are humbled to have survived from the field of 13 who originally sought to fill […]