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 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are expected to cruise to victory on Tuesday in their party primary re-election efforts. The two Republican incumbents face token opposition at best and will be heavy favorites for re-election in the November general election against Democratic […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – First-term House District 19 Rep. Randy Boyd of Mantachie is being challenged in the Republican Party primary on Tuesday by Mooreville Middle School teacher Peggy Schumpert Hussey. Boyd, a licensed forester and land surveyor, said he believes the future is improving for the state. “We have […]

JACKSON (AP) – Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is calling for an investigation of some election literature that has been mailed before the Tuesday primary election. Hosemann, in a Wednesday news conference, says in the cases brought to his attention, some people appear to have broken a state law that bars anonymous mailers. He says […]


By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal JACKSON – The political spotlight in the 2015 race for Transportation Commissioner in the Northern District shines brightest on the contested Republican primary in Aug. 4 voting. Incumbent Commissioner Mike Tagert, Starkville, is running for re-election against GOP opponent Jimmie Mills, Tupelo, an engineer who formerly headed the Tombigbee River […]