By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Chris McDaniel, still refusing to give up his challenge to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, said Friday via email his campaign had found 8,300 questionable ballots across the state from the June 24 Republican primary runoff. He said many of those “were unquestionably cast […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and his Democratic opponent, Travis Childers of Booneville, are slated to appear back to back on the same stage July 31 at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings. Childers is slated to speak at 10:20 a.m., followed by Cochran at 10:30. […]

Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi Republican Party chairman Joe Nosef says the GOP will defend itself from what he calls a “frivolous” lawsuit filed over access to local voting records. Nosef says the state party does not possess or control the records sought by 22 Mississippi residents and a Texas-based group, True the Vote. In […]

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON – A federal lawsuit seeking voter records has been refiled in Mississippi’s southern district federal court. Texas group True the Vote and 22 Mississippi residents refiled their lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the state Republican Party. The new […]

In the midst of what was thought to be a close election for the U.S. Senate in 2008, Republican Roger Wicker ran radio ads courting the votes of black Mississippians because his opponent, Ronnie Musgrove, was perceived by some as being lukewarm in support of fellow Democrat Barack Obama for president. Of course, what was […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The campaign for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran said the first two days of the review of election data from the June 24 U.S. Senate Republican runoff did not provide the thousands of voting irregularities that challenger Chris McDaniel’s campaign said eventually would be discovered. The McDaniel […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The first budget request to the Alcorn County board on Monday for Fiscal Year 2015 included an increase in the tax collector’s budget of almost $40,000. Tax Collector Larry Ross said the increase primarily originates in state law that requires all collectors be compensated for certifications […]

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi Public Service Commission is seeking input from others, including utilities, in its efforts to fight proposed federal rules that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from Mississippi’s power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a nationwide effort, proposed in June that Mississippi’s carbon dioxide […]

JACKSON – The Chris McDaniel campaign, as it began the process Monday of studying all the election data from the 82 counties, expressed confidence it would find enough irregularities to challenge the results of the June 24 Republican runoff for U.S. Senate. “We do not want to see any election decided by irregular voters,” Mitch […]