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 […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a new release that the funding is provided in the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair Appropriations Bill approved this week by the appropriations committee. Cochran is […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican legislative leaders are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to restore the original description for one of the two school funding amendments that will be on the ballot in November. In papers filed with the high court Friday, attorneys for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – After praising 1st District Congressional candidate Trent Kelly for his extensive professional resume and military service career, Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the Republican candidate in the race to fill the vacant U.S. House of Representative seat. Bryant’s endorsement came Thursday afternoon at the Tupelo Country Club during the […]